COVID-19 UPDATE (10/18/21)

We at DBSA Colorado Springs are pleased to announce that we will be resuming 5 of our in-person groups starting after Labor Day. Please note that we are no longer at our old Bijou location so we will be meeting in new locations.

Our in-person groups will be the Veterans Group Monday at 7 pm, the Teen & Young Adults Group Tuesday at 7 pm, the Family & Friends Group Tuesday at 7 pm, Wednesday’s Later Life group at 12:30 pm at the Senior Center (our only group that has not changed location), and the Wednesday Night Adults group at 7 pm.

The groups that will remain virtual for now are Monday’s Teen & Young Adult Group at 7 pm, Thursday Night Adults Group at 7 pm, and Friday Adults at 1 pm which will continue virtually indefinitely.

The well-being of all Attendees, Facilitators, Staff and other Volunteers is central to our purpose and remains our top priority as we respond to the current global health challenge. We are glad you are here and want to support you as fully as possible while providing a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. To do so our Board of Directors currently requires us to follow a few extra guidelines for our in-person groups.

For the safety and comfort of everyone, we ask that if you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask. We have masks available for those who do not have their own. Anyone who wants to wear a mask is certainly welcome to do so.

For those who do not feel comfortable with in-person groups or these requirements, we offer the following Zoom groups. Please let the facilitator know if you would like email invites to these.

Monday evenings at 7 pm – Teen & Young Adults

Thursday evenings at 7 pm – Adult Group

Friday afternoons at 1 pm – Adult Group

In the event state or local mandates are put in place regarding mask requirements or limiting the size of group gatherings, we will follow those guidelines. We must also follow any change in policy of the organizations which so generously provide us space to hold our groups. You may check for updates and announcements by phone at 719-477-1515, or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SpringsDBSA. You may also provide the facilitator with your name, email, and phone number to be placed on our announcements list to receive updates on major changes (your information is always kept confidential).

For contact tracing purposes, you may voluntarily provide your contact information and preferred contact method to the facilitator of the group each week so that we can notify you if someone becomes ill with COVID-19 and you may have been exposed. This information is kept for no more than 4 weeks and is completely confidential. We also ask that if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 that you call our office at 719-477-1515 and anonymously report which meeting(s) you attended over the past 2 weeks so that we may contact those exposed while respecting your confidentiality.

By following these simple guidelines, we can help ensure a safe and comforting experience for all of us.

Free Support Groups

DBSA Colorado Springs provides free, confidential support groups for people living with, or family and friends affected by, mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder.

Our groups are led by trained peer facilitators, with valuable life experience. All groups are 90 minutes unless otherwise noted. There is no fee or registration required—just show up.

Have questions? Contact Us Today.

For more directions or any cancellations due to bad weather, check the local TV Stations or call 719-477-1515 or do the following based on the location of your meeting.

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

BY TYPE

Adults Groups

For adults with mood disorders.

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
Baha’i Center

Thursdays, 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL

Fridays, 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL

Teen and Young Adult Groups

Ages 15-25 with mood disorders.

Mondays, 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Sanctuary Church

*Release of Liability required for teens under 18.

Family and Friends Group

For family members, including husbands, wives, and friends of those with mood disorders.

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Sanctuary Church

Later Life Group

For older adults with depression or bipolar disorder.

Wednesdays, 12:30 PM
Senior Center – The John and Catherine Smith Room, 1514 N Hancock

Veterans Group

Open to all active duty, retired, and former military with mood disorders. Confidential. No records!

Mondays, 7:00 PM
1586 S. 21st St

Additional Groups

The following groups are not currently meeting: Pueblo, Adults Dual Diagnosis, and Women’s Group. We hope to be able to offer these and additional groups in the near future.

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

BY DAY

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TEEN AND YOUNG ADULTS GROUP* – 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL
Ages 15-25 with mood disorders.

*Release of Liability required for teens under 18.

VETERANS GROUP – 7:00 PM
1586 S. 21st St
Open to all active duty, retired, and former military with mood disorders. Confidential. No records!

TEEN AND YOUNG ADULTS GROUP* – 7:00 PM
Sanctuary Church
Ages 15-25 with mood disorders.

*Release of Liability required for teens under 18.

FAMILY & FRIENDS GROUP – 7:00 PM
Sanctuary Church
For family members, including husbands, wives, and friends of those with mood disorders.

LATER LIFE GROUP – 12:30 PM  
Senior Center – The John and Catherine Smith Room, 1514 N Hancock St
For older adults with depression or bipolar disorder

ADULTS EVENING GROUP – 7:00 PM
Baha’i Center
For adults with mood disorders.

ADULTS EVENING GROUP – 7:00 PM
VIRTUAL

For Adults with mood disorders

ADULTS AFTERNOON GROUP – 1:00 PM
VIRTUAL
For adults with mood disorders.

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

BY LOCATION

Sanctuary Church

1930 W. Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Teen and Young Adult Groups

Ages 15-25 with mood disorders.

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

*Release of Liability required for teens under 18.

Family and Friends Group

For family members, including husbands, wives, and friends of those with mood disorders.

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM

Baha’i Center

1622 Rainier Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Adults Groups

For adults with mood disorders.

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM

Senior Center

1514 N Hancock Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Later Life Group

For older adults with depression or bipolar disorder.

Wednesdays, 12:30 PM

Meet in the John and Catherine Smith Room

DBSA Office Building

1586 S. 21st St
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Veterans Group

Open to all active duty, retired, and former military with mood disorders. Confidential. No records!

Mondays, 7:00 PM
1586 S. 21st St

VIRTUAL

To join us for our virtual groups, please reach out to the office at 719-477-1515 or at help@dbsacoloradosprings.org

Adults Groups

For adults with mood disorders.

Thursdays, 7:00 PM

Fridays, 1:00 PM

Teen and Young Adult Groups

Ages 15-25 with mood disorders.

Mondays, 7:00 PM

*Release of Liability required for teens under 18.