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

SIH Cancer Institute Support Group

open to all cancer patients
Meets the 2nd Monday of the month
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SIH Cancer Institute, 1400 Pin Oak Drive, Carterville

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

Meets the 1st Thursday of each month
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Cornerstone Church, 2705 Walton Way, Marion

Look Good, Feel Better

SIH Cancer Institute
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

Call 618-985-3333 ext 68315 or 68319 for more information

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 Survivor Support

Stroke Survivor Series

The SIH Brain and Spine Institute provides an exciting opportunity for stroke survivors, caregivers and family. The ‘Stroke Survivor Series’ consists of 6 sessions, allowing those who have been affected by stroke to interact with regional stroke experts and other stroke survivors. Herrin Hospital hosts one informational program every month for six months to support local stroke survivors. Click here to learn more

Contact or RSVP: SIH Call Center 866.744.2468

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

Heart Failure Support Group

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month
Cardiac Management Center
Herrin Medical Arts Building