HELPful Support Groups

Mental Health Issues

Keystone Counseling
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.keystonecounselors.com
Phone: 815.939.1900
Counseling agency established in 2011 that provides individual, group, couples, and family counseling and specializes in a number of different areas including eating disorders, ADHD, and pre-marital and marriage counseling.
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Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups

Harbor House
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.harborhousedv.org
Phone: Office: 815.932.5814 Crisis: 815.932.5800
Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children in Kankakee and Iroquois counties including emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24-hour hotline, court advocacy, group and individual counseling, referrals, domestic violence education classes, and community education.
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Iroquois Sexual Assault Services
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.kc-casa.org
Phone: Office: 815.432.2779 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 815.432.0420
Provides crisis sexual assault hotline services, counseling, advocacy, education, and training for adults and children.
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Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA)
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.kc-casa.org
Phone: 815.932.7273 Crisis Line: 815.932.3322
Improves the quality of services to sexual assault and abuse victims to assist in their recovery and to work toward the elimination of sexual assault and abuse in Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
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Alcohol Dependency Support Groups

Al-Anon/Alateen
Website: www.kankakeealanon.com
Phone: 815.939.4996
The Al-Anon Family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength,and hope in order to solve their common problems.
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Alcoholics Anonymous
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.aa-kankakee.org
Phone: 815.939.4996
Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope that they may help others to recover from alcoholism.
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Families Anonymous
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.familiesanonymous.org
Phone: 815.468.8263
A twelve-step, self-help, recovery, and fellowship of support groups for relatives and friends of those who have alcohol, drug, or behavioral problems. Meetings at the Wilmington Public Library are on Thursday nights, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Meetings are for loved ones of individuals who have behavior problems or abuse mind-altering substances.
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Bereavement Support Groups

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Location: New York, NY
Website: www.afsp.org
Phone: 212.363.3500
A national not-for-profit dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
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Compassionate Friends, Greater Kankakee Area Chapter #2115
Location: Bourbonnais, IL; Oakbrook, IL
Website: www.compassionatefriends.org
Phone: 815.295.0291
A national not-for-profit, self-help organization that offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child.
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Hospice of Kankakee Valley
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.HKVCares.org
Phone: 815.939.4141 (24 hour patient and family services phone)
Provides compassionate physical, emotional, spiritual, and social support for individuals living with terminal illness and their families. Also hosts a variety of grief support groups - open to the community - for adults, children, and teenagers.
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Iroquois Memorial Hospital
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.iroquoismemorial.com
Phone: 815.432.5841
Regional health care provider for the area offers a full range of acute, extended, and off-site primary care services.
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Presence St. Mary's Hospital
Location: Kankakee, IL; Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.provena.org/stmarys/
Phone: 815.937.2400
Offers a full range of in-patient, out-patient, and emergency services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation related to acute and chronic health conditions.
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River Valley Pregnancy Resource Center
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.rivervalleyprc.org
Phone: 815.802.9917
A nonprofit interdenominational, life-affirming, Pro-Life pregnancy help organization committed to providing pregnancy resources that will empower stronger families.
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Health Related Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.alzheimers-illinois.org
Phone: 815.744.0804
Provides education and support to Alzheimer's victims and their families to lessen the physical and emotional burden placed on the caregiver and patient.
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American Cancer Society
Location: Tinley Park, IL; Champaign, IL
Website: www.cancer.org
Phone: 708.633.7770
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service.
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American Diabetes Association
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.diabetes.org
Phone: 312.346.1805
No direct services. Provides programs such as a camp for children with diabetes and an annual meeting with workshops.
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Arthritis Foundation
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.arthritis.org
Provides and promotes collaborative programs about the latest drug treatments, management of all forms of arthritis, and the Arthritis Foundation's services to consumers, families, and health professionals.
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Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Location: Evanston, IL
Website: http://www.bpkids.org
Phone: 847.492.8519
A parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder.
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Iroquois Memorial Hospital
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.iroquoismemorial.com
Phone: 815.432.5841
Regional health care provider for the area offers a full range of acute, extended, and off-site primary care services.
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Kankakee Ostomy Association
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.949.1551
Encourages and aids in the complete rehabilitation of the ostomate by exchanging ideas and information.
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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Kankakee County
Location: Bradley, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: http://kankakee.nami.org
Phone: 815.933.6871
Support group for family members, family-to-family education, and support for consumers of mental health services. NAMI Connection sponsors recovery support group meetings for adults with mental illness.
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National Federation of the Blind of Illinois
Location: Moline, IL
Website: www.nfb.org
Phone: 309.762.6324
A support group for the blind and visually impaired. Provides referral services.
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Mental Health Related Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.alzheimers-illinois.org
Phone: 815.744.0804
Provides education and support to Alzheimer's victims and their families to lessen the physical and emotional burden placed on the caregiver and patient.
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Autism Society
Location: Bourbonnais, IL; Lombard, IL; Bethesda, MD
Phone: 815.933.3467
A society of parents, professionals, and others working together for the benefit of children and adults with autism.
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Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Location: Evanston, IL
Website: http://www.bpkids.org
Phone: 847.492.8519
A parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder.
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Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.939.3543
The Center is a comprehensive outpatient-counseling agency that provides mental health counseling services and therapy to children, adolescents, and adults who live and work in Kankakee County.
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Iroquois Mental Health Center
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.5241
Offers outpatient mental health services for children and adults; psychotherapy, counseling, psychiatric consultation; MI day program services, substance abuse counseling; including state-certified DUI services. Family, group, and individual services are offered.
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Kankakee Valley Chapter of the Autism Society of America
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: http://www.autism-society.org
Phone: 815.933.3467
Maintains an extensive library of information on issues affecting children and adults with autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger's, or other related disorders.
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NAMI Illinois
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: http://il.nami.org
Phone: 217.522.1403 (V/TTY)
A nonprofit, self-help organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with mental illness and their families. NAMI advocates, supports, and educates.
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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Kankakee County
Location: Bradley, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: http://kankakee.nami.org
Phone: 815.933.6871
Support group for family members, family-to-family education, and support for consumers of mental health services. NAMI Connection sponsors recovery support group meetings for adults with mental illness.
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Options Center for Independent Living
Location: Bourbonnais, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.optionscil.org
Phone: 815.936.0100
Non-residential, not-for-profit, community-based organization that promotes independent living for people with disabilities by providing information/referral, advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, free equipment loan, community reintegration program, personal assistance program, TTY distribution, sign language interpreter referral, assistive technology center for people with vision impairment, vision services, and youth services.
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Prairieview Lutheran Home / Faith Place
Location: Danforth, IL
Website: www.PrairieviewLutheran.com
Phone: 815.269.2970
A skilled nursing facility offering in-house and out-patient physical, occupational, and speech therapy located in Iroquois County. Medicare/Hospice available. Independent Living Center.
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Riverside HealthCare
Location: Kankakee, IL; Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.riversidehealthcare.org
Phone: 815.933.1671
Provides full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, and community services.
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Parenting/Family Support Groups

Autism Society
Location: Bourbonnais, IL; Lombard, IL; Bethesda, MD
Phone: 815.933.3467
A society of parents, professionals, and others working together for the benefit of children and adults with autism.
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Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Location: Evanston, IL
Website: http://www.bpkids.org
Phone: 847.492.8519
A parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder.
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Easter Seals of MidEastern Illinois
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.joliet.easterseals.com
Phone: 815.932.0623
Provides medical rehabilitation, therapies, and summer day camps for disabled children. Hosts a monthly parent support group and provides information and referrals.
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Illinois Department on Aging
Location: Springfield, IL; Chicago, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/aging
Phone: 217.785.2870
Distributes federal and state funds to thirteen Area Agencies on Aging which reallocate the money to serve older people.
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Kankakee Valley Chapter of the Autism Society of America
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: http://www.autism-society.org
Phone: 815.933.3467
Maintains an extensive library of information on issues affecting children and adults with autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger's, or other related disorders.
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Oakside Clinic (Riverside Behavioral Services)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.933.2240
Provides confidential counseling services to individuals of all ages including children.
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River Valley Pregnancy Resource Center
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.rivervalleyprc.org
Phone: 815.802.9917
A nonprofit interdenominational, life-affirming, Pro-Life pregnancy help organization committed to providing pregnancy resources that will empower stronger families.
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Unlimited Additions
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.unlimitedmoms.org
Phone: 815.472.6053
Kankakee County's Mothers of Multiples Club holds monthly meetings for support and information.
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Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups

Harbor House
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.harborhousedv.org
Phone: Office: 815.932.5814 Crisis: 815.932.5800
Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children in Kankakee and Iroquois counties including emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24-hour hotline, court advocacy, group and individual counseling, referrals, domestic violence education classes, and community education.
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Iroquois Sexual Assault Services
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.kc-casa.org
Phone: Office: 815.432.2779 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 815.432.0420
Provides crisis sexual assault hotline services, counseling, advocacy, education, and training for adults and children.
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Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA)
Location: Kankakee, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.kc-casa.org
Phone: 815.932.7273 Crisis Line: 815.932.3322
Improves the quality of services to sexual assault and abuse victims to assist in their recovery and to work toward the elimination of sexual assault and abuse in Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
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A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
189 E. Court Street, Suite 600
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org