National Alliance on Mental Illness
page printed from NAMI Springfield

Here are some support groups in your area:



Support Groups



Services: The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous


Services: A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with eat other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Always in Our Hearts

Memorial Home Services

720 N. Bond



1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5pm-6:30pm

For families coping with the loss of a loved one

Depression and Biploar Support Alliance of Springfield

First Christian Church

700 South 6th Street



Services: Every Tuesday at 6:30pm. 

For people who would benefit from information about depressive or bipolar disorders.

Depression and Biploar Support Alliance of Springfield

Memorial Medical Center

701 North 1st Street



Services: Every 2nd Thursday 6:30-8:30pm. 

For people who would benefit from information about depressive or bipolar disorders.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Relatives as Parents Network

Springfield Church of Christ

3253 S. 4th Street

Southern View


Services: 2nd Tuesday of each month 7pm-8pm. Grandparents of any relative raising some else’s child. Child care and a light meal provided during the meeting.

HIV Positive Support Group

Phoenix Center

109 E. Lawrence



1st Wednesday each month

First United Pentecostal Church

600 W. Monroe


Tuesday 7pm-9pm

Enter on west side of building

NAMI Support Group--for Individuals and Families

NAMI Connections--Peer Support Group

First Christian Church

700 S. 6th Street, Springfield

Phone: (217)891-5570

Services: 1st Saturday from 1pm-3pm, 3rd Wednesday from 7pm-9pm. For friends, family members or consumers living with a mental illness.



Laurel United Methodist Church

631 S. Grand Ave. West Room 200


Thursdays 7:15pm-9pm

Peoples Church

1109 E. Ash


Thursdays 4pm-6pm

(for transportation call 523-5433)

Sugar Creek United Methodist Church

1022 New City Road


Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm

Enter east door

WLUJ radio station

600 W. Mason


Tuesdays 6:15pm

Enter through west door-A Christian Environment

Holy Ground Church

304 W. Allen,


Mondays 7pm=9pm

A Christian environment for those on parole, probation, or with addiction issues

Population Served: Open to the public

Services: Weekly, member-run meetings, which combine personal testimony, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Members keep in touch between meetings and social activities throughout the year.

Springfield Center for Independent Living

330 S. Grand Ave. West

Springfield, Il


Services: Groups include: ADHD Support Group, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), BEST (Becoming Empowered and Successful Teens) and Parent Transition Support Group, Paralysis Group, Heads up (Traumatic brain injuries), Peer Counseling Group, Post Polio, Personal Assistant Employers Group, Stroke Support Group

Teen Parent

Catholic Charities 523-7922

Residential Housing: St. Monica’s

Family Service Center- 528-8402

Adoptions and parenting teen mothers

Youth Service Bureau-529-8300

Teen parents Transitional Living Program

Telephone Support

Warm Line-Peer and Family Support by Phone:


Monday through Friday 8 a.m to 5 p.m. (except holidays

The warm line is staffed by trained professionals who have experienced mental health recovery in their own lives. It provides emotional support, recovery education and self advocacy support. The Warm Line is NOT a crisis hotline.

Springfield Crisis Lines



Sangamon County Department of Community Resources


Utility assistance when available

Vocational Training

Capital Township 525-1736

Earnfare; must be receiving food stamps

Illinois State Board of Education 782-3370

High school equivalency certificate

Lawrence Adult Center-525-3144

GED and vocational skill training

Lincoln Land Community College 786-2223

Education and vocation training for disabled students

Lincoln Land Community College 786-2359

Training and education for adult learners

New Start Inc 522-3799

Job search and training