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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LOSS- Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide
Location: Kankakee, IL
Support Group meets at Kankakee Public Library in 3rd floor meeting room on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
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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, 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.kankakee-aa.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
Website: www.familiesanonymous.org
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 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
Location: Oakbrook, IL
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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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, 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
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/Chicago
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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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: 815.252.1551
Encourages and aids in the complete rehabilitation of the ostomate by exchanging ideas and information.
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National Federation of the Blind of Illinois
Location: Chciago, IL
Website: www.nfb.org
Phone: 410.659.9314
A support group for the blind and visually impaired. Provides referral services.
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Mental Health Related Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association, 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: Carbondale, IL; Bethesda, MD
Website: www.autismsocietysi.org
Phone: 314.690.3855
A society of parents, professionals, and others working together for the benefit of children and adults with autism.
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Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.myunitedway.org/helen-wheeler-center
Phone: 815.939.3543
The Helen Wheeler Center is an outpatient community mental health center. The HWC is a comprehensive outpatient behavioral health agency that provides mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in our community and its surrounding areas. Services available include the following for persons suffering from a mental illness: mental health assessment and individualized treatment planning; therapy and counseling services (which include behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy, sand and sensory therapy, psychodynamic therapy) family therapy, parent resource developer support and intervention, parent support group and parent skill training and development; SASS/Mobile Crisis Response for those persons at risk of psychiatric hospitalization; case management and outreach and engagement for the hard to reach population; psychiatric and nurse services for those in need of medication services. Our staff also work very closely with other community providers to ensure linkage and care coordination.
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Iroquois Mental Health Center
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: Menhtal Health: 815.269.GROW (4769)
Offers outpatient mental health services for children and adults; psychotherapy, counseling, psychiatric consultation; substance abuse counseling; including state-certified DUI services. Family, group, and individual services are offered. Provides services to clients in Iroquois County, and the surrounding counties of Kankakee and Vermillion.
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NAMI Illinois
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: https://namiillinois.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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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: Carbondale, IL; Bethesda, MD
Website: www.autismsocietysi.org
Phone: 314.690.3855
A society of parents, professionals, and others working together for the benefit of children and adults with autism.
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Easter Seals of MidEastern Illinois
Location: Bradley, IL; 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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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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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, 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
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org