Groups -- Caregivers

Caregivers (General)

Champaign

Caregivers Support Group (2013 F,L)
This group is a gathering of people who are caregivers of loved ones with chronic illnesses. The group provides a place to share, exchange ideas, and occasional educational programs. Meets Tues., 11:30 a.m., at the Rantoul Library. Feel free to bring a lunch.
Call: Michelle Clayton (217) 893-9144, Rantoul First United Methodist Church (217) 892-2130
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Circle of Friends Adult Day Center Caregivers Support Group (1996 A,P)
This group is open to the community and offers expertise in dementia/Alzheimer's care support for caregivers. This group is led by professional educators, specializing in Alzheimer's and dementia care giving. Leaders offer behavior management tips for dementia/Alzheimer’s disease-related behavior problems often experienced in the home. This is an Alzheimer's Association approved support group. Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 12:00-1:00 p.m., 609 W. Washington, Champaign.
Call: Kathy Rhoads (Certified Dementia Practitioner)- (217) 359-7937
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Local Website: circleoffriendsadc.net
Write: Kathy Rhoads, MSW, LCSW, Circle of Friends Adult Day Center, 609 W. Washington St., Champaign, IL 61820-3332

Family 2 Family (2013 A,L)
This free 12-week course is for family caregivers (parents, relatives, and friends) of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The classes are structured to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental disorders while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one living with one of these brain illnesses. Meets Tues., 6:30-9:00 p.m. Champaign. Contact Nancy Carter for courses and locations.
Call: Nancy Carter (217) 356-1925
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Local Website: namichampaign.org
National Website: nami.org
Write: NAMI Champaign County, P.O. Box 1514, Champaign, IL 61824

NAMI Family Support (2013, A/L)
This group is for any family member, friend, or loved one of an adult person with severe mental illness. This group is for adults only and is facilitated by experienced family members. Join us as we learn how to understand and support our loved ones with mental illness. Discover friends who care and understand, and share ideas that can help you better take care of yourself and your family. Learn about community services and how to find them. We listen while you share your experiences and get much needed support. Meets 2nd Thurs., 7:00-9:00 p.m., Colony West Clubhouse, 31 Colony West Dr., Champaign (1st right north of the junction of Prospect and Windsor).
Call: NAMI Champaign (217) 419-5345
Email:
Local Website: namichampaign.org
National Website: nami.org
Write: NAMI Champaign County, P.O. Box 1514, Champaign, IL 61824

Douglas

NAMI Families and Caregivers - Tuscola (2014 A,L)
This support group is for family, friends, and concerned others of persons living with a mental illness. The group is led by NAMI trained facilitators who are experienced caregivers. Solve problems, share experiences, and learn from others who have been there. The group has over 30 years of experience in dealing with issues surrounding the care of a loved one with mental illness living in the community. The facilitators are Diane Zell and Donna Mayer. Meets 4th Thurs. 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901 N. Prairie, Tuscola, IL
Call: Diane (217) 253-2413, Donna (217) 234-7616, or NAMI Champaign (217) 419-5345
Email:
Local Website: namichampaign.org
National Website: nami.org
Write: NAMI Champaign County, P.O. Box 1514, Champaign, IL 61824

Macon

Caregiver Support Group- Macon County (1996 F,P)
This support group is open to any caregiver of a person who is elderly or has a disabling condition. Education services are also provided. Group meets on 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Macon County Health Department, 1221 E. Condit, Decatur.
Call: Sally Williams or Carol Logan- 217-423-6988
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Local Website: maconcountyhealth.org

Piatt

Caregiver Support Group-Piatt County (2016 F,P)
This group is a general family caregiver group for families or persons providing care to a friend or family member. Caregiver advisory services are provided. Meets 4th Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Piatt County Office Building, Conference Room, 111 N. State St., Monticello.
Call: Julie Glawe- (217) 762-7575 or Roxanna Webb (Caregiver Advisor for Champaign and Piatt counties)- (217) 352-5100
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