NAMI Chicago support groups offer peer support for individuals living in recovery with a mental health condition as well as their family and friends. Unlike therapeutic groups, peer support groups are led by trained volunteers with lived experience with mental illness or a family member. All support groups are free, do not require insurance, and are held on a drop-in basis with no required length of participation.

The support groups hosted by us are offered both in English and in Spanish. NAMI Chicago groups are held at our office located at 1801 W Warner Ave Suite 202, Chicago, IL 60613.

NAMI Chicago Support Groups Schedule:

Social Support Group (Recovery-Focused) – for people living in recovery with mental health conditions
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Family & Friends Support Group – for people whose loved ones live with mental health conditions
2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Family and Social Support Group In Spanish / Grupo de Apoyo para las Familias y las Personas Viviendo en Recuperación
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6 pm – 8 pm/ 2º y 4º Jueves del Mes de 6 a 8 pm

Please feel free to call our office at (312) 563-0445 if you have any questions or to confirm that a meeting will be taking place as scheduled. Additional peer support groups are held throughout the city by NAMI Chicago volunteers and other recovery-focused organization. Other NAMI affiliates host support groups in the Chicago area suburbs and across the country. Click here to find additional support groups.