The Self-Help Center enriches the communities of Champaign County, Illinois through the education, promotion, and establishment of support groups and by fostering relationships between community organizations, support groups and individuals.

If you can’t find the group you are looking for, need to update a listing or if you want to start a group, please contact The Self-Help Center at 352-0099, Ext. 115


The 16th edition of the Support Group Directory is now available!

Please call or email Loralea (phone: 217.352-0099, ext. 115, or e-mail: lliss@familyservicecc.org) to order yours. The Directory is available at no charge* if you pick up copies at Family Service, 405 S. State St., Champaign during regular office hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). Mailed copies are available with pre-paid postage to the Self-Help Center with a notation stating quantity of Support Group Directories ordered. An online version is also available at www.selfhelp.famservcc.org

*Suggested donation of $3 per copy after the first copy.

Special thanks to Carle for their financial support of the Support Group Directory.

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“You be the Judge! Here at the Self-Help Center we do not evaluate or rate individual self-help groups. We include groups in our listing based on their own reports of no fees, member control, and above all, mutual aid: people helping each other. Our referral to a group does not constitute an endorsement of that group, nor does omission of a group from our listings signify disapproval. Evaluation of a Self-Help group is determined by those who attend it and the group’s survival depends on the continued attendance of people who have found it helpful. Whether for yourself or as a referral for a client, you are the ultimate judge in deciding whether the group is appropriate to your needs. You can phone ahead, talk to a member, and ask for and review any group materials. Self-Help means more control- and more responsibility- in your hands.” – Used with permission from Ed Madara, the American and New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse.