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Are you concerned about your mental health? Do you feel alone and hopeless? Are you wondering how to cope? Reconnect, rebuild, and find support with NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups.

NAMI Connection is a free, peer-led support group for people who are concerned about their mental health. Groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI Connection groups allow you to talk about your experiences in a safe and confidential setting. The groups encourage empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups will help you:

  • Find hope and develop relationships
  • Find better coping skills
  • Help others while helping yourself
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way
NAMI Connection Groups by area

We encourage you to contact the group facilitator before attending the first meeting to confirm the meeting date, time, and location as information changes. View/download the Connection Support Groups Brochure (pdf – opens in a new window)

Acton Connection Support Group

meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month
10 – 11:30 am
at the Faith Evangelical Free Church
54 Hosmer Street, Acton
contact NAMI Central Middlesex at 781-982-3318 or nami.cmsx@gmail.com for more information

Gloucester Connection Support Group

meets on Mondays every month
2 – 3:30 pm
at the NAMI Cape Ann office
43 Gloucester Avenue, #2A, Gloucester
contact NAMI Cape Ann at 978-281-1557  or namicapeann@verizon.net for more information

Gloucester Connection Support Group

meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month
1 – 3 pm
at the NAMI Cape Ann office
43 Gloucester Avenue, #2A, Gloucester
contact NAMI Cape Ann at 978-281-1557  or namicapeann@verizon.net for more information

Haverhill Connection Support Group

meets on the 1st Thursday of the month
7 – 8:30 pm
at Holy Family Hospital, Revolving Doors at back of Hospital (Atrium Conf RM)
62 Brown Street, Haverhill
contact Lisa at 978-764-8337 or 0903lisa@gmail.com for more information

Lawrence Connection Support Group

Coming Soon

Lowell Connection Support Group

Coming Soon

Salem Connection Support Group

meets on the last Wednesdays of the month

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Salem Hospital
81 Highland Ave, Salem

Contact Chris Sadkowski: 617-984-0504 for more information

Boston Connection Support Group

meets Mondays of every month
10:30 am – 12 pm
at the Boston Medical Center, Boston Resource Center
85 E. Newton Street Ground Floor Boston, MA 02118
contact Yuka at 617- 305-9900 or yuka.gordon@mbrlc.org for more information
Boston Support Groups Flyer (PDF opens in a new window)

Dorchester Connection Support Group

meets Fridays (Starts October 25th)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
at the Transitions Club House
1500 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, MA 02121
contact 617-379-5661 for more information
Connection Flyer for Transitions Club House  (PDF opens in a new window)

Everett Connection Support Group

meets Mondays of every month
7 – 8:30 pm
at the Immaculate Conception Church
489 Broadway, Everett
contact Meryl at 857-891-0471 or merlynsnyder60@gmail.com for more information
Boston Support Groups Flyer (PDF opens in a new window)

Quincy Connection Support Group
(Dual Diagnosis Group)

meets Wednesdays
6:00 – 7:30 pm
at A New Way Recovery Center
85 Quincy Ave., Quincy
contact Warren at 617-302-3287 x 402 for more information

Roxbury Connection Support Group
(Dual Diagnosis Group)

meets Wednesdays
1 – 2:30 pm
at STEPRox
9 Palmer Street, Roxbury
contact Louray at 617-442-7837 or lourayabarton@gmail.com for more information
Boston Support Groups Flyer (PDF opens in a new window)

Somerville Connection Support Group

meets Wednesdays & Fridays
10:30 am – 12 pm
at the Cambridge/Somerville Recovery Learning Center
35 Medford Street, First Floor Suite 111, Somerville
contact Janel at 617-863-5388 or tanj@vinfen.org for more information
Boston Support Groups Flyer (PDF opens in a new window)

Brockton Connection Support Group

Coming Soon!

at BAMSI
375 Westgate Dr, Brockton, MA 02301

Orleans Connection Support Group

meets Saturdays
2 – 3:30 pm
at the Federated Church
162 Main Street, Orleans
contact Carolyn at carolynmwitt@gmail.com for more information
Connection Flyer Orleans (PDF opens in a new window)

Plymouth Connection Support Group

Coming Soon!

Quincy Connection Support Group
(Dual Diagnosis Group)

meets Wednesdays
6 – 7:30 pm
at A New Way Recovery Center
85 Quincy Avenue, Quincy
contact Warren at 617-302-3287 x 402 for more information

Acton Connection Support Group

meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month
10 – 11:30 am
at the Faith Evangelical Free Church
Upper Sun Room
54 Hosmer Street, Acton
contact NAMI Central Middlesex at 781-982-3318 or nami.cmsx@gmail.com for more information.

Clinton Connection Support Group

meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
6:30 – 8:30 pm
at Clinton Hospital
Conference Rooms A & B, 2nd floor
201 Highland Street, Clinton
contact Sandy at sandyjennglo@yahoo.com for more information

Gardner Connection Support Group

meets Tuesdays
7 – 8:30 pm
at Heywood Hospital
in conference room B, inside the cafeteria
242 Green Street, Gardner
contact Cortney at 508-331-2921 or cortneyhudson82@gmail.com for more information

Leominster Connection Support Group

meets Thursdays
7 – 8:30 pm
at Health Alliance Hospital
60 Hospital Road, Leominster
contact 978-870-8887 for more information

Marlborough Connection Support Group

meets Saturdays
11 am – 2 pm
at Employment Options
82 Brigham Street, Marlborough
enjoy some snacks, a craft, and learn about Connection groups and how they can benefit you
contact Rose at rose.connection@aol.com for more information.

Waltham Connection Support Group

Coming Soon!
at the Potter Place Club House
15 Vernon St, Waltham 02453

Agawam Connection Support Group

meets Tuesdays
2:30 – 4 pm
at the NAMI Western Mass Office
324A Springfield Street, Agawam
contact NAMI Western Mass at 413-786-9139 or information@namiwm.org for more information

Easthampton Connection Support Group

meets Thursdays
6 – 7:30 pm
at the Easthampton Congregational Church
112 Main St., Easthampton
contact Ellen at 413-923 8481 or information@namiwm.org for more information

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Volunteering as a NAMI Connection Facilitator

NAMI Connection Support Groups are facilitated by two NAMI-trained leaders who are living with a mental health condition. The training involves a 2-day classroom component. A one-year commitment is requested for all new facilitators.

Learn more about volunteering as a Connection Support Group Facilitator.

Contact us for more information about NAMI Connection:

Judi Maguire
NAMI Mass Director of Peer Programs
617-580-8541 x 223
jmaguire@namimass.org