Find a Support Group

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago hosts a number a peer support groups throughout the Chicagoland area. All support groups are offered free of charge and are open to anyone 18 years of age or older, as well as their family and friends. Please read our Guide For First Time Visitors for more information about what to expect when you attend one of our groups. Also feel free to contact us at wecanhelp@dbsa-gc.org if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Please Note that DBSA-GC no longer permits students to attend support groups as observers per the wishes of our attending members. **limited in person groups are back starting April 17, 2022! Thank you for your patience as we continue to search for new locations to host in-person groups.**

Andersonville/Uptown

Groups returns in person on April 20th! Located at 1650 W Foster Avenue in Chicago, IL. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Come early, street parking only. If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Wayne Hoffman at waynehoffmandad@gmail.com or (312) 502-4212.

 

Devon Bank - Chicago

TBD on returning in person. We are looking for another location to host this group if we are not able to return to the bank. Located at 6445 North Western Avenue in Chicago, IL. In the lower level of Devon Bank. This group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. No meetings on bank holidays. If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Hank Trenkle at (847) 293-7136.

Northwestern Hospital

TBD on returning in person. We are looking for another location to host this group.

Palatine Library

Group returns in person on April 20th! Located at 700 North Ct, Palatine, IL 60067. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Judy Sturm at (847) 359-4140.

Lincoln Park Community Services Center (Sedgwick)

TBD on returning in person. Located at 1521 N. Sedgwick St. Chicago, IL 60610. This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 3pm. If you have any questions about this group, contact Hank Trenkle at (847) 293-7136.

Lincoln Park Community Services Center (Fullerton)

TBD on returning in person. Located at 600 W. Fullerton Parkway Chicago, IL 60614. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 3pm. If you have any questions about this group, contact Hank Trenkle at (847) 293-7136.