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 or enrollment obligation 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 Meetings

Groups meet weekly in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre, and Spearfish.  See below for Sioux Falls days and times.

Rapid City: every Friday at Behavior Management Systems, 350 Elk Street, 5-6:30 pm; every Tuesday at BMS Impact West, 111 North Street, noon

Spearfish:  every Thursday at Hudson Hall, Room D, 7-8:30 pm

PIERRE:  every Thursday at St. Joe’s School Family Center, 7-8:30 pm

A new Connection Group is meeting on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in Mitchell, 10:00-11:30 am at the public library.


FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS BEGINNING!  Check our website for a new Family Support Group page being constructed.  

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.  A new Family Support Group meets the 1st Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran, 1912 W 13th at 6:00 pm.

Aberdeen’s Family Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at Zion Lutheran Church, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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.

Family Support Group in Pierre meets every Thursday at Bradford Hall, 7-8:30 pm


Sioux Falls Connections Support Groups for people living with mental illness meeting times:

 Sunday   6:00-7:30 pm  First Congregational Church
300 S. Minnesota Avenue
(Corner of 11th & Minnesota)

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 Tuesday  7:00-8:30 pm Church of the Gate
6820 W 26th St

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