Support Groups

Mindspring’s support groups provide participants with the opportunity to connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges, develop lasting friendships, strengthen community networks, and reduce isolation.Community members are welcome to join at any time during the life of a support group and registration is not required.

Mindspring is currently conducting a survey to gather insights related to preferences for support group meetings. Anyone and everyone can fill out this survey. Whether you are a current participant or someone interested in attending a support group, your opinion matters. You do NOT have to be local to Des Moines, Iowa to fill out the survey. Click the link HERE to complete the survey. Thank you for helping us grow and improve together! 

If you have questions, please contact Alex at 

Mindspring Family Support Group

For family members, caregivers, and loved ones of adults living with a mental health condition.

3rd Sunday of every month   

  • Sunday April 21st 2024
  • Sunday May 19th 2024
  • Sunday June 16th 2024
  • Sunday July 21st 2024
  • Sunday August 18th 2024
  • Sunday September 15th 2024


Eyerly Ball - Center Street Location (This is NOT the location by the Freeway/Smokey Row) 
1301 Center Street 
Des Moines, IA 50309

Mindspring Parent of Youth Support Group

For caregivers of children (under the age of 18) living with a mental health condition.

1st Sunday of every month    

  • Sunday April 7th 2024

  • Sunday May 5th 2024

  • Sunday June 2nd 2024

  • Sunday July 7th 2024

  • Sunday August 4th 2024

  • Sunday September 1st 2024

2:00-3:30 pm

Urbandale Public Library (Conference Room) 
3520 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

Mindspring Peer Support Group

For individuals living with a mental health condition.

2nd Saturday of every month    

  • Saturday April 13th 2024

  • Saturday May 11th 2024

  • Saturday June 8th 2024

  • Saturday July 13th 2024

  • Saturday August 10th 2024

  • Saturday September 14th 2024

3:00-4:30 pm

Forest Ave Public Library (Conference Room) 
1326 Forest Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

Not finding what you need or interested in becoming a support group facilitator? 

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