Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns, the DBSA-GC Board of Directors has temporarily suspended in person peer support group meetings until further notice. However, we've gone virtual!
We are currently hosting virtual peer support groups every Wednesday at 7pm and every Sunday at 7pm via Zoom. We've also just added an ages 50+ Support Group on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm!
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Please sign up for our email list to receive the most up to date information on when support groups will return. In the meantime, DBSA National has added also additional online support groups. Learn more about online support groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Located at 1650 W Foster Avenue in Chicago, IL. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Come early, street parking only. Contact Margie Mitchell, at email@example.com or (773) 497-6053.
Located at First Start Cafe at 1038 S York St, Elmhurst, IL. This group meets every Friday at 7:00 pm. If you have any questions about this group, call John Ross at (708) 856-1992.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Educational meetings are temporarily suspended. We hope to be back soon!
Located at 2650 Ridge Avenue in Evanston, IL (please check with the hospital concierge for the room number). This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm. Garage parking is available for $4.00 for 2 hours, and public transportation is available If you have any questions about this group - please contact Marty Heller at (847) 831-0287.
Located at 251 East Huron Street in Chicago, IL. See security/reception desk for room numbers in Feinberg Pavilion. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Parking is reduced with validation, and public transportation is available. If you have any questions about this group - please contact Marty Heller at (847) 831-0287.
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 - please contact Judy Sturm at (847) 359-4140.
St. Benedict The African Church
Located at 6550 S. Harvard Ave. Chicago, IL 60621. This group meets the second Monday of each month at 5:00PM. If you have any questions about this group - please contact Hank Trenkle at (847) 293-7136.