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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. Thank you for your patience as we continue to search for new locations to host in-person groups.**

Ebenezer Lutheran Church - Andersonville/Uptown Chicago

Group is currently running in person! 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.

 

Columbus Metropolitan Library - Hilliard, Ohio

Group is currently running in person! Located at 4500 Hickory Chase Way in Hilliard Ohio at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm ET.  If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Jennifer Murrah at jennmurrah@gmail.com or (614) 756-9396.

 

 

 

 

 

Palatine Library

Group is currently running in person! 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.

 

 

Warrenville Public Library - Warrenville, IL

Group is currently being relocated. Stay tuned to this page for an update on where the group will meet for the May 16, 2023 meeting. Located at 28W751 Stafford Pl., Warrenville, IL 60555 at the Warrenville Public Library. This group will meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00pm CT in the west & east meeting rooms (combined).   If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Bob Bendorf at  (630) 791-8064 (home number).

 

 

Joy Lutheran Church - Gurnee, IL

Group is currently running in person! Located at 749 S. Hunt Club, Gurnee, IL 60031 at Joy Lutheran Church. This group meets every Monday at 7:00pm CT.  You must arrive by 7:00pm, as doors are locked at all times (the church doors automatically lock). If you are late, call support group facilitator Michelle at (847) 715-8820 or Susan at (847) 691-4042 to get let in after 7pm. If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Michelle Kelly at dbsaofgurnee@gmail.com.

Adventist (formerly Amita) Health - Westmont, IL

Group is currently running in personLocated at Advent Health (formerly AMITA) 740 Pasquinelli Drive Suite 104 (at the back of the building) Westmont, IL 60559.  This group meets every Tuesday at 7:00pm CT.  If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Norma Wimunc at nwimunc25@earthlink.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westminster Presbyterian Church - Springfield, IL

Group is currently running in person!   Located at 533 S. Walnut St., Springfield, IL 62704 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This group meets every Thursday at 3:00pm CT. If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Barb at (217) 891-3869 or barbarawalz1951@gmail.com

Kenilworth Union Church - Kenilworth, IL

Group is currently running in person! Located at 211 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth, IL 60043. This group meets once a month on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm CT.  If you have any questions about this group, contact support group facilitator Beth Palzat at (847) 909-3639 or eag_p@yahoo.com.

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