Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Lactation Line

Contact: 618.549.0721 ext. 65217

La Leche League

Contact: Joyce 618.457.7149 or Candy at

Cancer Support

C.R.O.S.S Cancer Support Group (Cancer Reach Out Support System)

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
First Christian Church, 1001 South Cherry Street in West Frankfort
Contact: Sherrie Henry 618.218.6885 or

Look Good, Feel Better

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and The Breast Center (locations vary)
August 19th and October 21st, 2013 from 10 am – 12 noon. Call for additional dates
Contact: Maria Flint at the American Cancer Society 618.998.9898 option 3

Grief Support

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital

Contact: Sister Rachael Castillo 618.684.3156 ext. 55360

Grief Support Group

Christian Covenant Fellowship Church
1025 S. Division Street, Carterville
Meets on Tuesday nights from 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Contact: 618.985.4011

Bereaved Parents of Southern Illinois

Christian Covenant Fellowship Church
1025 S. Division Street, Carterville
Meets on the third Saturday every month at 10:00 am
Contact: Mona Shemwell 618.889.0162

I Lost a Child Support

Contact: 618.549.0721 Angie Bowen ext.65252 or Jennifer Gilpin ext. 64837

Stroke and Head Injury Support

Stroke Survivor Series

The Neuroscience team offers a monthly educational and social event for Stroke and Head Injury patients and their caregivers. This series addresses many areas that survivors and family members find challenging after suffering a stroke or head injury.
Contact: Virginia Mabry, 618.942.2171 ext 35312

Weight Loss Surgery Support

Herrin Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale

For discussion topics and dates visit Contact: Heather Fear 618.942.2171 ext. 35193