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New England Support Groups

Numerous MDDA and DBSA groups meet in the Greater Boston area, usually on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The list below reflects our best information at this time. Group Leaders, please contact the webmaster with any changes. Thank you!

= Family and friends welcome to attend!

Connecticut

Meets at the Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret Street, Putnam, CT
Contact: Mariel Bates 860-315-3359
Email: autumn70567@yahoo.com
Website: www.dbsalliance.org/putnam
Location Time Description
Assorted Varies Depression and manic-depression support groups meet in Danbury, Farmington, Naugatuck, Norwich, Orange, Portland, Stratford, Wallingford, and Windsor. General mental health groups for those with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and/or relationship problems meet in Danbury (women only), Meriden, Waterbury/Mattatuck, and West Hartford. Contact the Mental Health Association of Connecticut at 860-529-1970 ext 15 or 800-842-1501 ext 15 (CT only).
Branford Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm Contact: Alan Rosenthal: Phone 203-779-5253, Email: brandforddbsa@gmail.com
Framington Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm Meets at the UCONN Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave. First Wednesday of every month is open to Friends and Family
Greenwich Fridays, 2:30pm - 4:30pm 27 Stag Lane, Greenwich, CT
Contact John Tamerin 203-661-8282
Contact Mary Lou Brown 203-531-7507 www.dbsagreenwichct.com . jtamerin@optonline.net
Harford Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm Contact: Selina Welborn - Phone: 860-462-3049
Email: swelborn@mindlink.
Website: www.mindlink.org/DBSA
Norwich Saturdays 2:00pm - 3:30pm Meets at the Lee United Methodist Church, 294 Washington Street.
Orange 7:30pm - 9:30pm 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Zion Lutheran Church, 780 Grassy Hill Road.
Putnam Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Stamford 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Meets at the Mental Health Association, 1480 Bedford Street, Second Floor
Torrington Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm Charlotte Hungerford Hospiltal, small dining room off of the cafeteria
540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT Contact 1: Doyle Finan 860-567-8928
Contact 2: Palmer Marrin 860-567-5454
Email: pmarrin@optonline.net
Website: www.dbsanwct.com
Wallingford Saturdays 7:00pm - 8:30pm Meets at the First United Methodist Church, 941 Old Rock Hill Road

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Maine

Meets at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland, ME
Contact: Heather Christie - Phone: 207-691-3599
Email:dbsamc@hotmail.com
Location Time Description
Portland Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Meets at the Maine Medical Center, Dana Education Center Room 2. 207-871-1030
Contact 1: Jeff Irving - Phone: 207-650-3248
Contact 2: Kenn Hess - Phone: 207-809-4776
Rockland Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Rumford Every Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm Meets at 431 Franklin Street. Contact office: 207-364-2495
Waldoboro / DBSA - Mid Coast Mondays, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Meets at Waldoboro Word of Life, 41 Old Route 1, Waldoboro, ME
Contact: Heather Christie - Phone: 207-691-3599
Email: dbsamc@hotmail.com

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Massachusetts

Location Time Description
Attleboro Every Tuesday 7:00-9:00 pm
Newcomers’ meetings at 6:45 pm
DBSA-Attleboro meetings take place at the Hillside Adult Day Health Center, 50 Walton Street, Attleboro, MA. Email us or call 508-222-7525 ext 407.
DBSA-Boston (Located at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA) Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Wed. evenings 7-9 p.m. Meets every Wednesday from 7-9pm in the de Marneffe Cafeteria, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478. Lectures from 7-8 pm on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month. Variety of groups including Newcomers, Young Adults, Women's, and Friends & Families. Additionally, there are drop-in groups on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in room 132 in the deMarneffe building cafateria. Contact the DBSA office at 617-855-2795 or 617-855-3665 (infoline). For directions call 617-855-2000 ext. 7000
Boston DBSA/Downtown Massachusetts General Hospital Every Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Meets at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, 4th Floor, Suite 4A, Schiff Conference Center Room 4, Boston , MA. The Yawkey Center is less than 100 yards from the Charles/MGH Red line stop. To join our email list and for further information contact Dennis at mghgroup@dbsaboston.org. or contact MDDA at 617-855-2795
DBSA Cape Cod Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm Meets in the Lyndon Lorusso Conference Center in Cape Cod Hospital’s Mugar Building. The Mugar Building is the taller addition on the back side of the hospital, where the cafeteria is located. Enter from Bayview Street, follow corridor to end, turn right, & immediately turn right again. Continue to large board room at very end of hallway. For further information, contact Lois at 508-681-8598 or dmcapecod@hotmail.com
Holyoke Mondays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Meets at Holyoke Hospital, Behavioral Outpatient Bldg., kitchen area, Hospital Drive, Holyoke, MA
Contact 1: Renee Champagne - Phone: 413-626-7627
Contact 2: Barbara - Phone: 413-532-1784
Email:dbsaofwm@hotmail.com
Hyannis Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm Meets at Cape Cod Medical Center Conference Room, 40 Quinlan Way, Hyannis, MA (behind hospital)
Contact: Dot - Phone: 508-394-8203
Email: dmcapecod@hotmail.com
Lexington Every Thursday 1:30-3:00 pm Seniors' Group meets at the Senior Center, 1475 Massachusetts Avenue. Contact Rhona at 617-965-3630
DBSA - Merrimack Valley Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Thursdays meets at the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA
Contact Toll-free phone: 888-280-7773, Dan P. Murdoch President.
Email: info@dbsamerrimackvalley.org
http://www.dbsamerrimackvalley.org
Natick 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm Meets at the First Congregational Church, 2 East Central Street. Contact: Don Jessen at 978-443-6803.
Pembroke Every Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 pm Meets at Pembroke Hospital, East II Conference Room. 199 Oak Street. Info Line: 781-829-7211 or Ellen Boley 508-746-3299.
DBSA of Southbridge/Sturbridge 2 groups for those with Mood Disorders and family and friends: --Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Brookside Terrace Community Room, 11 Village Dr., Southbridge, MA 01550 E-mail: dbsouthbridge@yahoo.com. Website is: www.warenews.net
Wareham / DBSA Southcoast 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wareham Library Call Thomas Haitsma at 508-295-3867 or email him at thomasjosphhaitsma@yahoo.com for information on support groups in the South Coast area.
Westwood Currently, there are no support groups in Westwood.
Worcester Every Monday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (sometimes longer depending on how many people need to speak) Meets at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University campus, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655 (free parking available). Contact Don Latham 508-864-4759 or Email: info@dbsaworcester.org; Website is: www.dbsaworcester.org

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New Hampshire

Location Time Description
Concord 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm Meets at St. Paul's Church, 21 Centre Street, Concord, NH
Contact 1: Susan Millikin 603-224-2664
Contact 2: Shelly Sechrest 603-219-0623
Fax: 603-229-1635
Email: dbsaconcordnh@comcast.net
Dover Mondays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Meets at the Wentworth Douglas Hospital 789 Central Street, Dover, NH
Contact: Joe Breakfield 603-389-8011
Email: jbreakfield@yahoo.com
Exeter Fridays 7:00pm - 8:30pm Meets at the Exeter Hospital, 3 Alumni Drive, Exeter, NH
Contact: Ted or Marie Doan 603-778-3160
Email: dbsaexeter@comcast.net
Exeter - DBSA Exeter Womans's group Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:00pm Meets at Seacoast Mental Health Center Conference Room, 30 Prospect Ave, Exeter, NH
Contact: Jeannemarie Mancusco 603-772-7769
Email: dbsaexeterwoman@yahoo.com
Hampstead Center Tuesdays 7:30pm - 9:00pm Meets at the Hampstead Congregational Church, 2nd Floor, Davis Room, 61 Main Street, Hampstead, NH
Contact: Bob Elder 603-329-6609
Email: rdelder@comcast.net
Lebanon/Upper Valley Every Thursday 6:00 - 8:00 pm Meets 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH
DBSA Nashua Every Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 pm Community Council, 100 West Pearl Street, Nashua, NH. For more information please contact: Tom Doucette (603) 888-2141 or Annette Kavanaugh (603) 673-3683. Web site is: www.dbsanashua.org
Plymouth 1st and 3rd Mondays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Meets at the Whole Village Resource Center, Highland Street, Plymouth, NH
Contact: Donna Serina 603-783-7025
donnaserina@yahoo.com

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Rhode Island

Location Time Description
Providence

Every Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm 2nd floor Ray Conference Center, Butler Hospital, Providence

2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 1st floor Ray Conference Center, Butler Hospital, Providence

Contact phone: 401-309-7575
Website http://www.mdda-ri.org
Wakefield/South County 1st Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm Meets at South Shore Community Mental Health Center, 55 Cherry Lane. Contact Jim McNulty at 401-254-2572 or 401-455-6338.

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Vermont

Location Time Description
Bennington Every Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm Meets at the Bennington Free Library on Silver Street in Bennington, Vermont. Contact Susan Hohman, 802-447-3453 or email at hohmansusan@yahoo.com
North Adams Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm Meets every Thursdays at North Adams Regional Hospital ground floor conference room in North Adams. Contact Susan Hohman, 802-447-3453 or email at hohmansusan@yahoo.com

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Last Update: January 8, 2012

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