Local Support Groups


Drop-In Campus Mind Works Groups

These FREE education/support groups are a service of the U-M Depression Center in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Newnan Academic Advising Center. The workshops are run by clinical staff from the U-M Department of Psychiatry. No pre-registration is required. For a complete listing of group dates, locations, and topics, please visit campusmindworks.org

Fresh Start Clubhouse

  • A clubhouse which is run by (in large part) and serves those recovering from a mental illness. Information: call Rose Dresner, 929-9992, or email her at: rose.dresner@freshstartclubhouse.org
  • Location: 2051 S. State St., Ann Arbor.
  • Hours: M-Fri (8:30am – 4:30pm)   PH: (734) 929-9992
  • Orientation for prospective members are on Wednesdays at 10:am. Contact Rachel Howze at 929-9992 to set up an appointment and for more information.
  • Social Recreation Thu – 4:00-7:00 Every other Sat 10:00-2:00
  • Website: http://freshstartclubhouse.org/

Full Circle Community Center

  • Consumer-Run Activity Center
  • Location: 750 Towner, Ypsilanti
  • Hours: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri – 8-5, Wed. 8-8
  • Faith Freeman, Director  (734) 485-2020

Dual Recovery Group Meetings

The following support groups are conducted by PORT (Project Outreach Team). To verify meeting times, call them at 734-222-3750.  Locations for the groups are: 110 N. Forth St. Ann Arbor, PORT office Suite #102

  • Monday: 1 PM Art Therapy
  • Tuesday: 9AM Dual Diagnosis Peer Support Group
  • Wednesday: 3 PM Women’s Dual Diagnosis Support Group
  • Thursday: 9AM Dual Diagnosis Peer Suport Group
  • Friday: 9 AM Phase 2 Dual Diagnosis
  • Friday: 2 PM Movie Group- plays a movie every 4th Friday

Dual Diagnois Peer Support Groups:

  • St. Andrews Church, 306 N. division, Ann Arbor, Wed. 8:45 AM.
  • Dual focus AA Meeting: Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm, CSTS Building, 2140 E. Ellsworth, Ann Arbor. Consumer-run.
  • Full Circle Community Center: Consumer-run activity center  750 Towner, Ypsilanti. Information: call Cheryl at 734-485-2020. Please call to make sure the group still meets.
    • Music Therapy, Tuesday at 1 PM
    • Craft Group, Fridays at 10:30 AM

Project Transition

  • A group of volunteers and mental health consumers who enjoy social activities together. Participants must be referred by a case manager.
  • Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 2145 Independence, Ann Arbor.
  • When: Tuesdays 1-3p
  • Mary Browning, (734) 665-8167 for information

Schizophrenics Anonymous

  • Contact: JoAnn Verbamic at 248-477-1983
  • SARDAA- Schizphrenia and related disorders Alliance of America
  • http://www.sardaa.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org