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DBSA Boston In-Person Support Groups

Day and Time (ET)
Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. ET
Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. ET
Thursdays 7-9 p.m. ET

We continue to run Zoom groups – please visit our online support group schedule

DBSA Boston – Waltham

Exciting news! Starting Wednesday, February 7, 2024, DBSA Boston will hold IN-PERSON facilitated support groups in Waltham, MA!

As of Wednesday, March 17, one group is meeting in Waltham: Open Exchange.

WHAT: DBSA Boston in-person facilitated support groups

WHERE: Hope International Church, 21 Bruce Road, Waltham, MA 02453 (4-min walk to MBTA Bus 70) Directions

WHEN: Every Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET

WHY: Because some of us crave the face-to-face support we received before covid

PARKING: There is a small parking lot and plenty of street parking. Please be considerate of the neighbors.

LOGISTICS: As interest grows and we have more facilitators, we have room for more groups to meet at the same time.

Come join us!

For questions, email Mary@dbsaboston.org

DBSA Boston – Arlington

Starting Wednesday, February 14, DBSA Boston will hold In-Person facilitated support groups in Arlington, MA!

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Family and Friends will meet in Arlington. RSVP Lillian@dbsaboston.org.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting February 21, Young Adults will meet in Arlington. RSVP Meach@dbsaboston.org

WHAT: DBSA Boston in-person facilitated support groups

WHERE: Arlington Public Library (Robbins Library), 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476. Directions by car.
MBTA bus routes 67 and 77 stop directly in front of the library. Routes 80, 87, 95, and 350 also stop nearby in Arlington Center.

WHY: Because some of us crave the face-to-face support we received before covid

PARKING: There is free, on-street parking available on Maple Street, Academy Street, and other surrounding streets. There is also metered parking.

Please note: The room at Arlington Public Library accommodates 14 people, so please, RSVP, as noted above, if you are planning to attend.

DBSA Boston – Downtown

The DBSA Boston Thursday night group that met in person at Massachusetts General Hospital (commonly referred to as the MGH Group) has resumed in-person meetings. It will still be awhile before MGH invites us back, but we have secured the use of a very large conference room at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) and will be holding our weekly in-person meetings there at our normal time, 7-9 p.m.

Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center
(aka. Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health)
25 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114

The building is in Boston’s Government Center area, only 3 blocks from MGH and conveniently close to 4 different subway lines (Blue, Green, Red, Orange). Street parking is limited but possible and there are garages in the area. It is close to the TD Garden so be aware of game or event nights that will make parking more difficult.

Finding your way to the entrance of this building can be quite confusing and we recommend allowing extra time when going for the first time. This is a drop-in meeting so arriving late or leaving early is fine. When you search for the address it takes you to a small sign and passageway through the concrete building (see photo). Follow the path around to the left and then the main entrance will be on your left with automatic sliding glass doors. We usually put several signs up along the way.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have any symptoms of being sick please stay home. We will be in the Boston Conference Room which is up one flight of stairs to the left of the security desk. There are also elevators, vending machines, and bathrooms.

Last updated: 03/25/2024