This page provides information about support groups for family members and for individuals living with mental illness in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. Although we make an effort to keep this information up-to-date, we strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

NAMI, WRAP, and DBSA are three of the most common support groups. NAMI support groups are sponsored by one of the local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and can be for either family and friends or individuals with mental illness. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plans) meetings are for people who have a WRAP or those who would like to develop a WRAP. A Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a way to plan out and monitor what you need to do to stay both mentally and physically healthy. DBSA groups are sponsored by one of the local chapters of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and are available for family and friends as well as individuals with depression or bipolar disorder.

Chester County

Family Member Support Groups
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • Foundations for Parents is a parent support meeting every Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Center for Families, 101 Phoenixville Pike in Malvern, PA.  This weekly peer-led parent meeting is a safe, confidential environment where parents with children dealing with substance use concerns come together to support one another. This meeting is open to any parent concerned about their child’s substance use.  For more information, please contact Nicole Flanagan: 610-228-0670 or Nflanagan@CenterforFamilies.com.
  • Parents Helping Parents, a support group for parents with children who have special needs, meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30-7 p.m. (dinner provided) at Devereux Community Services, 1041 W. Bridge Street in Phoenixville. For more information, please call 610-933-8001, x2216 or email adannunz@devereux.org.
  • Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. on Zoom for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms.  The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie.  If you are interested in the support group, or for questions, please contact Nancy Dever at psadfacilitator@gmail.com or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.
  • Serenity for Parents is a parent support meeting every Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Center for Families, 101 Phoenixville Pike in Malvern, PA.  This weekly peer-led parent meeting is a safe, confidential environment where parents with children dealing with mental health concerns come together to support one another. This meeting is open to any parent concerned about their child’s mental health.  For more information, please contact Nicole Flanagan: 610-228-0670 or Nflanagan@CenterforFamilies.com.
  • Survivors of Suicide (S.O.S.) meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Willistown Room at Paoli Memorial Hospital. For more information, please call 215-545-2242.

Support Groups for Individuals with Mental Illness
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • Double Trouble, a support group for those recovering from addiction and mental health problems, meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. at Community Crossroads Peer Support Center, 825 Paoli Pike in West Chester. For more information, please call 610-429-1702.
  • The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting.  This group will have in-person meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  For more information on the location and time of our meetings, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at dsulpizio@namimainlinepa.org or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.
  • Transition Aged Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (TADBSA) support group meets on Tuesdays, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Community Crossroads Peer Support Center, 825 Paoli Pike in West Chester. This support group is led by and created for youth and young adults (ages 14 to 25) living with a mood disorder. Contact Adessa Washington for more information at 484-706-2110 or awashington@childandfamilyfocus.org.

Delaware County

Family Member Support Groups
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group, sponsored by NAMI Main Line PA, meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 on Zoom. For more information, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com.   
  • DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Delaware County meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at Riddle Hospital/Rothman Building, 1118 Baltimore Pike in Media on the first floor in Suite 101. Please contact joe@dbsadelco.org or 484-442-0086 for more information.  
  • Family-to-Family Support Group, sponsored by NAMI Delaware County, meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Lima United Methodist Church, 209 N. Middletown Road (Rt. 352) in Lima, PA.  The meetings are held virtually and in person simultaneously.  Please contact the moderator, Lisa Kostaneski, with any questions at 215-606-8593.
  • Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.  The Havertown NAMI Family Support Group meets in-person meeting on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Llanerch Presbyterian Church, 211 Lansdowne Road, Havertown.  For more information or if you are new to the group, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.
  • Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. on Zoom for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms.  The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie.  If you are interested in the support group, or for questions, please contact Nancy Dever at psadfacilitator@gmail.com or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.

Support Groups for Individuals with Mental Illness
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Delaware County meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at Riddle Hospital/Rothman Building, 1118 Baltimore Pike in Media on the first floor in Suite 101. Please contact joe@dbsadelco.org or 484-442-0086 for more information.  
  • Hearing Voices Support Group for Young People meets on Mondays, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Avenue, in the Middleton Center, Room 203. For more information call Berta Britz at 484-681-9432.
  • Hearing Voices Support Group meets on Wednesdays, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Avenue, in the Middleton Center, Room 203. For more information call Berta Britz at 484-681-9432.
  • The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting.  This group will have in-person meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  For more information on the location and time of our meetings, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at dsulpizio@namimainlinepa.org or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.

Montgomery County

Family Member Support Groups
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • Abington Family Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Road in Abington, PA 19001-4593. For more information about this group, please contact NAMI Montgomery County at 215-361-7784 or nami-montcopa@verizon.net.
  • The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group, sponsored by NAMI Main Line PA, meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 on Zoom. For more information, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com.  
  • Crisis Planning for Parents meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, from 8:15 – 9 p.m. at Horsham Clinic – Manor Hall, First Floor Conference Room, 722 East Butler Pike in Ambler, PA 19002. This meeting time will include a discussion of elements of effective crisis planning for families, and the application of these elements. We will also talk about crisis supports available through the Children’s Crisis Support Program, and how families in Bucks and Montgomery Counties can access these The meeting is open to parents in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. For more information, please contact Eric Smith, Director of Children’s Crisis Support Program, at esmith@accessservices.org.
  • Hearing Voices Family Support Group. Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 7-8.30 p.m. at Horsham Friends Meeting, 500 Easton Rd, Horsham, PA 19044. For more information or to attend, please email jason.matlack@rhd.org or robin.l.campbell@rhd.org.
  • Lansdale Family Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Main Street and Richardson Ave. in Lansdale. For more information about this group, please contact NAMI Montgomery County at 215-361-7784 or nami-montcopa@verizon.net.
  • Lower Providence Family Support Group meets on the first Monday of the month, from 7-8 p.m. at Lower Providence Presbyterian Church, 3050 Ridge Pike in Eagleville. For more information about this group, please contact NAMI Montgomery County at 215-361-7784 or nami-montcopa@verizon.net.
  • Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. on Zoom for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms.  The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie.  If you are interested in the support group, or for questions, please contact Nancy Dever at psadfacilitator@gmail.com or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.
  • Pottstown Family Support Group meets on the first Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Creative Health Services Building, Room IOP #3, 11 Robinson Street in Pottstown, PA 19464-5438. For more information about this group, please contact NAMI Montgomery County at 215-361-7784 or nami-montcopa@verizon.net.
  • Serenity for Parents is a parent support meeting every Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Center for Families, 1225 Montrose Ave. in Bryn Mawr. This weekly peer-led parent meeting is a safe, confidential environment where parents with children dealing with mental health concerns come together to support one another. This meeting is open to any parent concerned about their child’s mental health, regardless of age.  For more information, please contact Erin Ziegelmeyer: 610-675-9077 or eziegelmeyer@centerforfamilies.com
  • Voices Learning Community meets the second Thursday of every month at Creating Increased Connections 18 E. 4th Street, Bridgeport, Pa 19405 from 6-7:30 p.m. The group welcomes all persons- voice hearers, providers, supporters, family, friends and allies- who have an interest in the experience of hearing, seeing or sensing things that others do not. For more information contact Berta Britz at 484-681-9432 ext 203.

Support Groups for Individuals with Mental Illness
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – (Teen Community Support Group) meets every other Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at Radnor House Condominium, L-10, 1030 East Lancaster Avenue in Rosemont. Act is a free coed support group for teens ages 15-18.  The aim of the group is to allow for open adolescent discussion.  It is not a substitute for therapy nor intended to be therapy.  The group is facilitated by Andrew J. D’Amico, PhD Psychologist.  It runs every other Thursday from 7-8.15 p.m. and accommodates 10 adolescents.  Attendance is voluntary and enrollment is open.  For more information or to register, go to andrewdamicophd.com.
  • Young People’s Hearing Voices Support Group (for those aged 14 to 30) Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. (online only).  Go to https://rhd.zoom.us/j/84853101167
  • Taking Back our Power Hearing Voices Group meets on Tuesdays, at 2:30 p.m. at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Avenue, in the Middleton Center, Room 203.
  • Voices Learning Community (online only) meets every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.  This is an educational opportunity group, open to everyone who does or does not share the voice hearing experience, to discuss and learn more about the experience. Go to https://rhd.zoom.us/j/81646904585
  • The NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting.  This group will have in-person meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  For more information on the location and time of our meetings, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at dsulpizio@namimainlinepa.org or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.
  • NAMI Connection, a peer run support group for individuals living with mental illness, meets on the first Monday of the month, from 6:15–7:45 p.m. at William Jeanes Memorial Library, 4051 Joshua Road in Lafayette Hill. For more information about this group, please contact NAMI Montgomery County at 215-361-7784 or office@namimontcopa.org.
  • NAMI Connection, a peer run support group for individuals living with mental illness, meets on the third Saturday of the month, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the NAMI Montco Office, 100 W. Main Street, Suite 204 in Lansdale.  For more information about this group, please contact NAMI Montgomery County at 215-361-7784 or office@namimontcopa.org.
  • New Directions Bipolar Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month 7:30-9:45 p.m. at Willow Grove Giant Supermarket. 315 York Rd, Willow Grove 19090. Day time meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10-11.30 a.m. For more information about this group, please call 215-659-2366.
  • Peer Run Bipolar Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Pottstown Peer Resource Center, 249 E. High Street in Pottstown.
  • WRAP meets on Wednesdays from 6–7:30 p.m. in Norristown at Hopeworx, 1210 Stanbridge, Suite 300. For more information call Robert Martin at 484-681-9432.
  • WRAP meets on Wednesdays from 1:30–3 p.m. in Lansdale at Public Library, 301 Vine Street in Lansdale. For more information call Robert Martin at 484-681-9432.
  • WRAP meets on Mondays from noon-1:30 p.m. at Ludington Library in Lower Merion. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plans) meetings are for people who have a WRAP or those who would like to develop a WRAP. A Wellness Recovery Action Plan is a way to plan out and monitor what you need to do to stay both mentally and physically healthy. These groups are run by CIC (Creating Increased Connections). For more information call David Son at 484-681-9432. Lansdale location meets on Wednesdays from 1.30-3pm at Lansdale Public Library. 301 Vine Street, Lansdale PA 19446.

Philadelphia County

Family Member Support Groups
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Northeast Philadelphia (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) meets every Wednesday, from 5:55–7:45 p.m. at PATH, 8220 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, 19152. Family members and individuals with mental illness typically meet at the same time in different groups. Email Caryn at kuhner@gmail.com or call Ed at 215-728-7609 for more information.
  • DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) HUP Support Group (Hospital of the U of PA) meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Please contact Denis and Fran Hazam at FHazam@mhasp.org or 215-545-0403 for more information. Meets First Floor of Founders Building of the McCurdy Conference Room. You can get directions at the main desk on the ground floor.
  • Educational Support Group for Family and Friends of Persons with Hoarding Behaviors, meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Belmont Hospital, 4200 Monument Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19131. There will be a focused discussion followed by a support group. Free for everyone. Registration is preferred but not required. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
  • Educational Support Group for Adult Daughters, Sons and Siblings of People with Mental Health Disorders meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Center, 4200 Monument Road (Room 139), Philadelphia PA 19131. There will be a focused discussion followed by a support group. Free for everyone. Registration is preferred but not required. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
  • Educational Support Group for Family Members & Friends of People with Traits of Borderline Personality Disorder meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Center, 4200 Monument Road (Room 139), Philadelphia PA 19131. There will be a focused discussion followed by a support group. Free for everyone. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
  • Morning Family and Friends Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – noon at 1211 Chestnut Street (11th Floor Conference Room), Philadelphia, PA 19107. This is a group sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP). The group consists of a discussion topic followed by a support group. Registration is preferred but not required. Free for everyone. To register or for more information, please contact 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org.
  • NAMI Philadelphia offers a Family Support Group Program on the second Saturday of the month. It will be held from 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Church 22nd and Spruce Street, Philadelphia. For more information, contact NAMI Philadelphia Facilitators Lynn Czarniecki Ph: 908-217-6365 Revlynn22@gmail.com, Vicki Hunt Ph: 321-961-9064 Lovn_hart@hotmail.com.

Support Groups for Individuals with Mental Illness
We strongly encourage you call or email the contact listed prior to attending a group to verify the date, time, and location of the meeting.

  • Borderline Personality Disorder Group meets twice a month at Belmont Center in Philadelphia. For more info contact Talya (ta-LEE-uh) Lewis at bpdsupport@comcast.net or (267) 357-5565.
  • DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Northeast Philadelphia (formerly Friends for Friends) meets every Wednesday, from 5:55–7:45 p.m. at PATH, 8220 Castor Ave., Philadelphia, 19152. Family members and individuals with mental illness typically meet at the same time in different groups. Email Caryn at kuhner@gmail.com or call Ed 215-728-7609 for more information.
  • Well Spouse Association is a peer run, free support group for spouses and partners of people with chronic illness or disability. This group will meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. at Center on the Hill, Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Call or email David Hale for further information. dhale@temple.edu or Ph: 267-977-7711.

Local Online Support Group

  • Free Online Support Group for Parents with Mental Health Challenges meets every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  This is an opportunity for parents with psychiatric disabilities to connect with other parents and enjoy a community of support.  Topics of discussion may include parenting, stigma, recovery, peer support, wellness resources, health care reform, etc.  To join the support group, call 888-601-3515 or go to www.uberconference.com/childandfamily.  Please contact Child and Family Connections with questions at 267-368-7772 or info@childfamilyconnections.org.

For additional online support groups, please visit our Resource Guide.

Partially updated in January 2023.