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Support Groups

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BACKBONES

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BACKBONES exists to provide free support for people with spinal cord injury and their families. Through our network we facilitate telephone, in-person, or web-based connections and encourage growth by the sharing of experiences and ideas. As a host to events, BACKBONES creates an inviting atmosphere where people can ask questions, learn from each other informally, and make lasting friendships.

BACKBONES is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Pat Byrne

Cross Disability Support Group

Cross Disability Support Group for individuals in Glen Ellyn, IL.
 

When: 2nd Thursday of each month. CDSG meets for two separate sessions; 10 am and 11 am. 

Laura Mellon

HEADS UP (BRAIN INJURY) SUPPORT GROUP

  • County:
    Lake
  • Location:
    Lake County Center For Independent Living
  • Address:
    377 N. Seymour Avenue
  • Contact:
    Laura Mellon
  • Phone:
    (847) 949-4440
  • Email:
    lauram@lccil.org
Brain Injury Support Group
 

When: 4th Tuesday of every month, except December, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Christie Davis

Hope Clinic Support Group (Sponsored By-United Access)

  • County:
    Sangamon
  • Location:
    Hope Clinic
  • Address:
    2924 N. Dirksen Pkwy
  • Contact:
    Christie Davis
  • Email:
    Christiedavispt@gmail.com
A spinal cord injury group in Springfield, IL.

Monica Blaauw

Lives in Motion

  • County:
    DuPage
  • Location:
    Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Wheaton Campus, First Floor Therapy Gym
  • Address:
    26W171 Roosevelt Rd.
  • Contact:
    Monica Blaauw
  • Phone:
    (630) 909-8444
  • Email:
    mblaauw@marianjoy.org

Lives in Motion provides people with spinal cord injury an opportunity to learn and share experiences. Meetings include medical specialists from the spinal cord injury team who share expertise on specific topics such as home modifications, wheelchairs, exercises, nutrition, sexuality, social re-integration, and vocational rehabilitation.

When: 3rd Floor Therapy Gym, 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Reberta Winter

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

  • County:
    Cook
  • Location:
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Address:
    345 East Erie
  • Contact:
    Reberta Winter
  • Phone:
    (312) 238-5381
  • Email:
    rwinter@ric.org
This group addresses the psychosocial aspects of multiple sclerosis in a structured outpatient setting. Education, recreation and peer support are offered towards ameliorating social and emotional isolation and adjustment problems, which is the primary goal of the group.
 

This group addresses the psychosocial aspects of multiple sclerosis in a structured outpatient setting. Education, recreation and peer support are offered towards ameliorating social and emotional isolation and adjustment problems, which is the primary goal of the group. The group process provides a forum for interpersonal support while enhancing knowledge and use of leisure time.

Lisa Cline

Rehab Support Group

  • County:
    Sangamon
  • Location:
    Memorial Medical Center Room B 149 Springfield Conference Room
  • Address:
    701 North First Street
  • Contact:
    Lisa Cline
  • Phone:
    (217) 788-3461
  • Email:
    Cline.Lisa@mhsil.com
A spinal cord injury support group in Springfield, Il.
 

This rehab support group is for people with various disabilities and meets the second Saturday of every month 1:00-3:00 p.m. Room B 149 Springfield Conference Room. If you cannot attend you can call in from any location at 1-800-520-2364, meeting ID #12345 and listen in on the meeting.

Mercedes Rauen

SCI Association of Illinois

Ahren Hoffman

Sibling Support Group Program

Group runs on a seasonal basis. The typical breakdown of our groups are every other Wednesday, 1 Friday and 1 Saturday per month during a season. Please contact Ahren for more information.

Gemma Fletcher, PT

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

  • County:
    Winnebago
  • Location:
    Van Matre Health South Rehabilitation Hospital (outpatient gym)
  • Address:
    950 S. Mulford Road
  • Contact:
    Gemma Fletcher, PT
  • Phone:
    (815) 381-8532
  • Email:
    rockfordsci@yahoo.com

Spinal cord injury support group for individuals in Rockford, IL.

Date: Second Wednesday of each month

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

On Facebook at Rockford SCI Support Group

WOW – Words of Wisdom Support Group

Support group for individuals in Mundelein, IL.

Meets the second Wednesday of every month

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at LCCIL

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