A support group provides a mutual benefit to the entire group through shared information and support of one another. Along with family and medical support, there is nothing comparable to having peers. Talking with people who have been through similar situations and experiences is beneficial to the group as a whole. You will be welcomed in an environment that provides an opportunity to explore your inner thoughts and feelings without judgment, an awareness of common needs and strengths, as well as shared information. Support groups provide an active listening place and promote a sense of being understood.


Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Mercedes Rauen 708-671-1808


Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
26 W 171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Monica Blaauw


Springfield Support Group
HOPE Clinic Support Group
2924 N. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL
Christie Davis


Rockford Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Van Matre Health South Rehabilitation Hospital
Spinal Cord Injury Support Initiative
950 S. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61108
815-381-8532 contact Gemma Fletcher


Decatur SCI Support Group

Heartland Health Care Center
444 W. Harrison Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
Jeff Brinkley


Facingdisability.com – For Families Facing Spinal Cord Injuries
Hill Foundation
737 N. Michigan Ave Ste 1560
Chicago, IL 60611