NAMI Connections

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group for adults with mental illness regardless of their diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge and meets weekly for 90 minutes. All groups are led by trained individuals who are also in recovery–people who understand the challenges we face. 

NAMI Connection groups offer a flexible and casual environment without an educational format. No registration is required. 


Dates and times for meetings vary from affiliate to affiliate.  NAMI SD is also looking for people who are interested in facilitating NAMI Connections meetings. Please contact the NAMI SD office for more information.

NAMI CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUPS (for adults living with mental illness):

Sioux Falls:  every Sunday at First Congregational Church, 11th and Minnesota, 6-7:30 pm; Monday at First Congregational Church, 11th & Minnesota, 11:30 am-1:00 pm; Tuesday at First Christian Reformed Church, 2901 E 26th St, 6:30-8 pm.

Pierre:  every Thursday at 1st Congregational UCC, 5:30 pm 

Spearfish:  every Thursday at 723 Dahl Road, 7-8:30 pm 

Madison:  Tuesdays at Madison Regional Health System, Conference Room 3, 5:30-7 pm 

Rapid City:  currently re-organizing

Yankton: Every other Tuesday at 1st United Methodist Church, 6:30-8 pm.  Call 605-661-2223 for more information.

Custer:  Every third Wednesday of the month at the library meeting room, 6 pm.

Brookings:  The first Monday of each month at the Brookings Hospital Board room, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Watertown:  The first Monday of each month at Immaculate Conception Church, 7 pm.


Groups meet in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Spearfish, Brookings, Watertown and Pierre. 

Sioux Falls
Family Support Group in Sioux Falls meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at First Congregational Church, 11th & Minnesota, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Family Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran, 1912 W 13th at 6:00 pm.

Rapid City
The Family Support Group meets in Rapid City the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the City/School Administration Building–300 6th Street in the Community Room.
For further information call Audrey at 605-343-1366 or Jim at 605-786-5477.

The Family Support Group will be meeting at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room at NEMHC, 14 S. Main Ave on Mondays.

LOVED ONES Family Support Group in the Black Hills meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except July) at 7 pm, Hudson Hall, Room B, 222 Hudson Street, Spearfish.

The Family Support Group in Pierre meets every Thursday at Bradford Hall inside the First Congregational Church, 123 N. Highland Ave, 5:30 pm

Watertown: first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 3rd St SW

Brookings:  3rd Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm at Faith Reformed Church, 1330 S. Main


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