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NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Groups generally meet on a monthly basis but may meet weekly. The hallmark of a NAMI support group is leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of the other participants. 

What You Should Expect

  • Meets monthly or weekly for 90-minute sessions free of charge.
  • Designed for loved ones (18 and over) of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Facilitated by a trained team of family members of individuals living with mental illness.
  • Confidential -- share as much or as little personal information as you want. 
  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies for your family member.
  • Guided by Principles of Support.



NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a weekly support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each other's experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.  There is no need to register for the group. 

All groups are confidential - participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish. Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connections Principles of Support. NAMI Connection is supported by AstraZeneca.

Every Saturday from 10am-11:30am here at the NAMI office. 

 Group Setting :

  • Meets weekly for 90 minutes

  • Is offered free of charge

  • Follows a flexible structure without an educational format

  • Does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical therapies


*Consumer led                  CURRENT AS OF  6/26/2014
  **Family member led          
***Professionally led          A printable version can be downloaded @ bottom of this page.

NAMI Connection Mutual Support Group*            
Peer support for persons with any mental illness.
NAMI Greater Milwaukee, 3732 W. Wisconsin Ave. (Enter and park in rear).
Every Saturday from 10AM to 11:30AM.

A peer-run, non-crisis support line
414.777.4729, 7-11pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (closed Tuesday & Thursday)

WARMLINE* Washington County
A peer-run non-crisis support line
Friday night, 6-8pm
Call 262.353.3540

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)**
Independence First
540 S. 1st Street
2nd and 4th Monday, 6:30-8:30pm
414.255-8536 (Jeff)

Adult Asperger's Support Group
Independence First
540 S. 1st Street
2nd Wednesday each month from 6-8PM
TO REGISTER, call Peter Lucas 414-226-8379;
For Questions, call Lanette Davidson 414-259-9859;

Peer Power Peer Mentoring Group
For High School Kids with Disabilities
Independence First
540 S. 1st Street
Every 3rd Friday of the month from 5:00PM to 7:00PM
2014 Dates: February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, (no groups during Summer Recess) September 19th, October 17th, November 21st, December 19th
TO REGISTER, call Harvey Ross at 414-226-8127; Email:
For Questions, call Lanette Davidson 414-259-9859;

Faith in Recovery
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
9455 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Sign in at reception desk
Professional and Peer led
Meets once a month on second Monday
Conference Room 1070
12:15 to 1:00 pm
Snacks served
Discussion topic different each month
For more information, call 414 257-7221 or email

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Their website has info and self-tests for Generalized Anxiety Disorder,
OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder,
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Social Anxiety Disorder
and specific phobias.
Call 240.485.1001.
ADAA Blog:

Overeaters Anonymous
12-step recovery group
Call for 414.259.0640 for meeting times and locations

Downtown/East Side

Pathfinders***(formerly The Counseling Center)
4200 N. Holton St., Ste. 400
Shelter, mental health counseling for
children, teens and young adults 25 & under
414-964-2565; Youth Shelter 414-271-2565

North/Northeast Side

R.E.F.R.E.S.H. (Reassure and Empower Families through Resources, Education, Strategies & Hope) Parent Support Group
A new support group for those caring for a child or teen with, or at risk for, a mental illness.
Ozaukee Family Services
885 Badger Circle
Grafton, WI 53024
4th Wednesday of each month 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Contact Nanci Schiman, MSW 414-520-1561
email: nanci.schiman@karlasmithfoundation

South/Southwest Side

Dual Diagnosis*
VA Medical Center
54th & National, Bldg. 123/Rm D111
Thursdays, 5:30pm
414.384.2000, x-42170 (Anthony)

Double Trouble/Dual Diagnosis*
Pass It On Club
6229 W. Forest Home Avenue
Tuesdays, 7:30pm
414-541-6923  Okay to bring family member

Eating Disorders Support Group***
For adolescents and young adults
Rogers Memorial Hospital
11101 W. Lincoln Avenue, West Allis 53227
Mondays during school year from 6-7pm; Mondays during summer from 4-5pm
This is a professionally-facilitated support group that is approved by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).
If you plan to attend, please reserve a spot at least three hours in advance by calling Olivia at 414-203-4515.

Sexual Assault/Abuse Support Groups
Only for survivors of sexual trauma  
The Healing Center
611 W. National Avenue, 4th Floor
Call 414.671.4325 for more information; TTY: 414.672.3301

NAMI Journey of Hope Family Support Group
Zablocki Library
3501 W. Oklahoma Ave
3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm
Call 414.645.9708 (Margie)

ADHD Support
16th Street Community Health Center
2906 S. 20th Street Milwaukee
Third Thursday of the month,
Sponsored By: C.H.A.D.D

Survivors Helping Survivors**
For family and friends of persons lost to suicide
St. Luke's Medical Center
Health Sciences Building,#1
2901 W. Kinnickinic River Parkway
2nd Tuesday, 7-9:00pm
414.276.3122 (Mental Health Assn.)

Northwest & West Side

Faith In Recovery Support Group*
Spirituality-based group for persons with mental health issues. Family members welcome.
9455 Watertown Plank Road, Rm. 414
2nd Monday of the month, from 3:15-4:15pm
414-257-7221 (Ray)

NAMI Spouse & Family Support Group**
Underwood Memorial Baptist Church
1916 Wauwatosa Ave.
3rd Wednesday, 7:00pm
414.774.4663 (Barb)

NAMI Family Support Group**
Froedtert Hospital
Main entrance, (off 92nd St.)
Ask at the Information Desk
2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
414.344.0447 (NAMI Greater Milwaukee)

NAMI Family Support Group**
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
1615 Wauwatosa Ave.
1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00pm

Survivors Helping Survivors**
(for family & friends who have lost someone to suicide)
King of Kings Lutheran Church
9524 W. Good Hope Road
1st Thursday, 7-9:00pm
414.545.8786 (Joan or Roger) or
414.276.3122 (Mental Health Assn.)

To cope with depression, anxiety, anger or stress
Lutheran Manor Apts., 4535 N. 92nd Street
Wednesdays, 1:30pm

Horizon Grief Resource Center***
11400 W. Lake Park Dr. Milwaukee 53224
Call for times
414.586.8383 (Kayla)

Huntington Disease***
Froedtert Hospital West Clinic, Conference Rm. AB
3rd Saturday, 10:30am-noon
414.257-9499 (Jean)

Twelve-Step Groups at Aurora
Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
1220 Dewey Ave., Wauwatosa

Living Through Loss Grief Support Group
West Allis Memorial Hospital
8901 W. Lincoln Avenue
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10-11:30am ;

Milwaukee Adult ADHD/ADD Support Group
Froedtert Hospital Community Conference Center, Rm. 2
8700 W. Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee WI 53226
2nd Monday of every month from 7pm-9pm
Email: Laurie Petersen at
Ozaukee County

NAMI-Ozaukee Family Support**
Christ Church
13460 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon
3rd Thursday, 7:00pm

Depressive-Bipolar Association of Ozaukee County*(DBSA)
Grace Lutheran Church
714 Fifth Avenue, Grafton
Every other Thursday, 7:30pm
262-689-5334 (Jennifer)

Waukesha County

NAMI Family Support Group**
Waukesha County Mental Health Center, Multipurpose Room
1501 Airport Rd. Waukesha
4th Wednesday (except June, July & December)

NAMI Peer Support Group*
For individuals with mental illness
NAMI Waukesha
217 Wisconsin Ave., #411, Waukesha, WI 53186
1st and 3rd Thursday, 7-9pm

NAMI Waukesha County Mental Health Center Peer Support Group*
1501 Airport Rd., Waukesha; just down the hall from the mulitipurpose room
4th Wednesday of every month (except June, July & December)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group***
First United Methodist Church
121 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha
2nd Wednesday & 4th Thursday, 7-8:30pm

Depression-Bipolar Group (DBSA)*
Community Memorial Hospital
W180 N8085 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls
Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm

The Care Connection (* & **)
St. William Church (Vercelli House)
440 N. Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
At each meeting everyone benefits from hearing about the experiences, challenges and successes of both groups during a combined session.  The meeting then splits into three separate groups: Consumers; Young Adult Consumers; Family and Friends.  This format provides everyone with a confidential, safe environment in which to discuss the difficult issues they face and develop ways to cope with them.

Washington County

Bereavement Support Group***
St. Francis Cabrini Church
1025 S. 7th Ave.
West Bend, WI
Enter Lower Level
1st Thursday, 7:00 pm
(no meeting in July)
262-338-2366, ext 12 (Carol )

Racine County

Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Support Group***
Racine Friendship Clubhouse
2000 17th Street, Racine
2nd Monday, 10:30am
262.637.0582 (Linda)

ENTOUCH** Encouraging others touched by suicide.
Riverwood Church, 6919 McHenry St., Burlington
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm    262.539.2383 (office);
262.758.0886 (facilitators Steve & Cathie)

Teen Support Group*
St. Luke's Hospital, Racine
1320 Wisconsin Ave., 1st floor
Memorial Dining Room
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6:30pm
262-637-0582 (Debby G.)

Dodge County

Depression-Bipolar Group (DBSA)*
Watertown Senior & Community Center, Watertown
1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays, 7-8:30pm
414.964-2586 (Roseann)
Family members welcome

Clubs and Social Centers

Our Space*
1527 W. National Ave.
Call for Support Group information

Grand Avenue Club*
210 E. Michigan Street

Veterans and Families


For information on support groups for Veterans and family members
please visit,  phone: 414-763-2785,
or e-mail: 1030 E. Brady Street, Milwaukee.
Support Groups for Consumers and Families

Women Only! Support Groups
Every Wednesday from 12:00pm-5:00pm (open for Group Participants only)
Dryhootch F.O.B.
4801 W. National Ave. (across from the Zablocki V.A.)
For additional information contact Nancy at 414-704-2049.

Veteran Quest

5726 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214
414-257-3622; email:
Support for Veterans, their Families and Loved Ones
Stop in Mon-Fri, or phone for appointment (No waiting)
Trauma Counseling
Peer Mentors
Crisis Intervention
We always have coffee & soda

We offer: Reiki, Yoga, Sandtray, Therapy, PTSD Counseling, Career Counseling, Readjustment Counseling,
Recreation Groups, Wilderness Retreats, Seminars, Support and much more!

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