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. 

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 July 21st 2024
  • Sunday August 18th 2024
  • Sunday September 15th 2024
  • Sunday October 20th 2024
  • Sunday November 17th 2024 
  • Sunday December 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 August 4th 2024

  • Group will NOT be held in September due to Labor day weekend 

  • Sunday October 6th 2024 

  • Sunday November 3rd 2024 

  • Sunday December 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 August 10th 2024

  • Saturday September 14th 2024

  • Saturday October 12th 2024

  • Saturday November 9th 2024

  • Saturday December 14th 2024

3:00-4:30 pm


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


Mindspring Relatives & Friends of Alcoholics/Addicts Support Group

For those who have a loved one struggling with alcohol or addiction.

1st Sunday of every month  beginning on August 4th 

  • Sunday August 4th 2024
  • Group will NOT be held in September due to Labor day weekend 
  •  Sunday October 6th 2024
  • Sunday November 3rd 2024
  • Sunday December 1st 2024

4:00-5:30 pm

Mindspring Office 
511 E 6th Street STE B 
Des Moines, IA 50309

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

Contact for more information.