Care and Support Groups

No one should go through pain and suffering alone.
Through the love of Jesus Christ, find help and hope in one of our various support groups.
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    GriefShare
    Support Group

    GriefShare Support Group
    Tuesdays | September 11 - December 4 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
    Wednesdays | September 12 - December 5 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Thursdays | September 13 - December 6 | 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Oak Brook | Oak Room


    Despite it being part of life, death is never easy. It hurts to lose someone and it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future. This 13-week class features video seminars with experts, focused group discussions and personal study and reflection that can help you face your challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936


     

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    Alcohol-Related
    Support Groups

    We offer several meeting times for anyone struggling with alcohol abuse:

    • Monday Nooners: Mondays, 12:00 pm | Room 264
    • New Hope: Tuesdays, 8:00 pm | Student Center
    • District 42: Every fourth Saturday | 10:00 am | Room 152 (Mosaic Room)
    • New Hope Quarterly: Quarterly | 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Rooms 261-263
    • Al-Anon (For friends and relatives of those struggling with alcohol abuse): Tuesdays | 7:45-9:00 pm | Room 264
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    One Mind One Heart
    Mental Illness Family Support

    One Mind One Heart: Mental Ilness Family Support Group
    First and Third Mondays | 7:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 264


    Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year. This faith-based casual, drop-in support group is run by NAMI trained facilitators for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

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    Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Saturday | February 9 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | 
    Oak Brook | Room 261-262 

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.  For more information go to: www.namidupage.org or call 630-752-0066 x218.
     

     

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    Stephen Ministry
    Lonely? Experiencing a Difficult Time?

    Are You Stressed? Discouraged? Feeling Down? You don’t have to go through difficult times alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with confidential, one-to-one, Christian care and support to help you get through a tough time. So don’t keep it all inside and struggle alone. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care. To find out more about Stephen Ministry:

    Contact: Lisa Capozzoli | lcapozzoli@christchurch.us | 630.321.6764 

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    Family to Family
    Mental Illness Family Education

    FAMILY TO FAMILY: Mental Illness Family Support
    Tuesdays, January 8, 2019 March 26 | 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 263


    Family to Family is a free twelve week educational course designed specifically for adult family members (18+) and others who have adult loved ones (18+) with a mental illness.  The course is taught by other family members who have received intensive training for its presentation.  This class meets for 12 consecutive sessions. 

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

    Registration coming soon!

     

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    WRAP NAMI DuPage
    Mental Illness Individual Support

    WRAP NAMI DuPage:  (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Class
    Mondays, October 1 through November 19 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Room 261


    NAMI DuPage is pleased to offer WRAP to individuals living with mental illness.  Through WRAP you will develop a comprehensive, personalized and strengths-based plan to help you achieve your recovery goals, manage symptoms yourself, and improve your quality of life. 

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

      

     

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    Breast Cancer Support Group

    Breast Cancer Support Group

    This group offers one-on-one support that focuses on the emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of dealing with breast cancer from those who have made the journey.

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936

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    Hope and Healing
    After a Cancer Diagnosis

    Hope And Healing: Cancer Support Group
    Sundays | 10:00 a.m. | Oak Brook | Room 174 (Pastor Rick's office)


    A cancer diagnosis can trigger a strong emotional response that often leads to loneliness and isolation. Led by Rick Glyman, Pastor of Adult Ministry and Care, these meetings are a place to find hope, guidance, purpose and ultimately healing throughout your treatment.

    Contact: Jean Blidy | jblidy@christchurch.us | 630.321.3936