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Illinois Divorce Support Groups

You're having a rough time handling your separation or divorce. Your family and friends are naturally sympathetic. Initially that's ok, but eventually you are going to want or need more support than that. You may choose to seek therapy, and that's a good option. Sometimes you may need just to talk to someone who is in the same situation as you. Your answer might be with a support group. Various organizations have support groups for separated and divorced people. Some are religious, others are non sectarian. Some are social, others are emotional. These groups can be a good place to find support, compassion and companionship from people who know first hand what you're going through. One word of caution concerning support groups, they are not therapists, and everybody's situation is different. They should be there to offer support, not advice. Always get your advice from an attorney.

Alton Divorce Support Groups
Second Chapter
1426 Washington Avenue
Alton, IL 62002

Cornerstone is a Family Support Service which engages children, youth, families and neighborhoods in individual and small group studies as well as community-based programs designed to enhance the quality of life. Cornerstone is a family. A family of carefully selected and trained members of the faith community dedicated to the family institution and it's development. Cornerstone is largely volunteer and donation supported to insure its programs remain free of charge to those in need. Cornerstone helps the entire family struggling with difficult and complicated issues like divorce, addiction, parenting, and finances.

Contact: Marcus Lane             Visit Website
Chicago Divorce Support Groups
Fatherhood Educational Institute
19 South LaSalle Street, Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60603

The purpose of the Fatherhood Educational Institute is to introduce and instruct fathers regarding fatherhood through the use of clinical and related educational tools to promote fatherhood in indigent neighborhoods and in the general public through events and any other means of educating the public on the importance of patriarchal involvement in children's lives.

Contact: Duane St. Pierre            
Gibson City Divorce Support Groups
DivorceCare - Gibson City Bible Church
301 S. Melvin St
Gibson City, IL 60936

DivorceCare is a 13 week support group for separated and divorced adults, and sessions are facilitated by divorced Christians. Materials include videotapes and workbooks, and sessions offer discussion on the videotape topics. A $10 donation is requested for the entire series. Refreshments are offered. Child care is not available at this time.

Contact: Church secretary            
Grayslake Divorce Support Groups
The Chapel DivorceCare
25270 West Highway 60
Grayslake, IL 60030

DivorceCare is a 13 week divorce recovery support group. The meeting will run from January 26, 2009 - April 20, 2009. It will be held at The Chapel in Grayslake in the theater room. The meeting times are every Monday from 7pm - 9 pm. Childcare is provided. There is a $19 fee for the book. Scholarships are available. We will be happy to answer any other questions or concerns you may have about this support group. Please call or e-mail.

Contact: Mary Jo Thorson             Visit Website
Libertyville Divorce Support Groups
Divorce Care
1200 American Way
Libertyville, IL 60048

The Chapel's Libertyville campus is hosting the fall 2009 session of Divorce Care. This session begins on September 14 and ends on December 14 and runs from 7pm - 9pm. This is an open group and will admit new members at any time during the 13 week session. No meeting on October 12. There is a $5 registration fee and the workbook is $15. Please join us!

Contact: Ms. Cathleen Woodside             Visit Website
Marion Divorce Support Groups
Cornerstone Divorce Care
9835 Old Bainbridge Trail
Marion, IL 62959

Divorce is perhaps the hardest thing a person can go through. You don't have to do it alone. Our Divorce Care support group/ seminar meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm. Childcare is available.

Contact: Cheryl Milburn             Visit Website
Morton Divorce Support Groups
Bethel Lutheran DivorceCare Support Group
425 N. Missouri Ave.
Morton, IL 61550

Meets most Mondays during the school year. 6:30-8:pm. Pre-registration is required. A 13 week DVD and discussion group, workbook included to help one heal from divorce. Check out our webpage for more info, view some short videos on DC. Please do contact us before attending to make sure a group is in session.

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Orland Park Divorce Support Groups
Divorce Care and Kids care at Calvary Church of Orland Park, IL.
15101 S. 80th Avenue
Orlando Park, IL 60462

Divorce Care is a support group for those who are divorced or separated.We encourage you to come to our 13 consecutive sessions which will begin on Sunday, September 14th. We meet in the church in Room #8 at 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Children of those in the group also meet at the same time and learn the same lessons that their parents learn in a simple format.We promise you to be in a safe place to share your pain. What goes on in the Divorce Care/Kid Care groups ..... Stays in the groups.Welcome to you all.

Contact: Nancy Triezenberg             Visit Website
Peoria Divorce Support Groups
DivorceCare for Redeemer Lutheran Church
6801 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

Divorce Recovery Support Schedule - Starting January 19, 2011 – April 27,2011. Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm, Meeting in the Conference Room. There is a meal served beforehand starting at 5:00. There is no charge for these meetings. Child care is available in the form of children’s classes or a nursery for infants. Our support group is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You'll gain access to valuable resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Contact: Jeff Shoumaker             Visit Website
S. Barrington Divorce Support Groups
Willow Creek Community Church - Divorce Recovery Program
67 E. Algonquin Road
S. Barrington, IL 60010

Divorce Recovery equips those who have experienced marital or relational breakdown with tools to resolve current challanges and identify next steps towards spiritual and emotional health. The program runs 9 weeks and meets on Monday nights from 7 to 9 PM.

Contact: Rich Mirock             Visit Website
Sheridan Divorce Support Groups
2785 E. Route 52
Sheridan, IL 60551

DivoreCare is a support group that meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. The first session will be September 3rd. Please call if you have any questions.

Contact: Kathy Burkhead             Visit Website
Shiloh Divorce Support Groups
Next Chapter Separated/Divorced Support Group
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
206 Rasp St
Shiloh, IL 62269

Weekly meetings every Tuesday 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMat Corpus Christi Community Center.It is a peer-led support group using the book "Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends" and following its 19 steps for personal growth and recovery as our topics for discussion and sharing.Occasional speakers and additional activities.

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