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Find a support group that meets your needs for recovery, or support for cancer, new parents, grief, sleep, heart disease and stroke, or other support groups:

Linden Oaks Hospital

Continuing care is key to long term recovery. Linden Oaks offers a variety of support groups to help reinforce the coping skills learned during treatment. Structure and support are vital in making the difficult transition from treatment back to every day life. In addition, you can meet other people who are coping with similar situation and build a network to help you through difficult times.

Support groups for specific conditions meet on a regular basis. There is no charge to participate. Please call (630) 305-5500 for more information on the following support groups:

Al-anon (a support group for families and friends of alcoholics)
at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward
(630) 305-5500

Alcoholics Anonymous
at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward
(630) 305-5500

A.N.A.D. Eating Disorders Support Group
at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward
(630) 305-5500

Nar-anon (support group for families and friends of addicts)
at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward
(630) 305-5500

Narcotics Anonymous
at Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward
(630) 305-5500

Find more support groups.

Cancer Center

We've designed the largest support program of any cancer program in the area. Our cancer team includes three full-time licensed social workers who are available to focus on your needs as a cancer patient. Our breast care coordinator is a full-time nurse who supports breast cancer patients from diagnosis through recovery.  Our psychosocial programs are an important part of helping you cope. Meet other people who are experiencing similar emotions. Express yourself in one of our arts and crafts groups. Or, learn new relaxation techniques in a special fitness class.  

For more information about any of the groups listed below, please call Licensed Clinical Social Workers Linda Conlin (630-646-6054), Sharon Kelleher (630-646-6111), or Deborah Hartman (815-731-3434). Click here for Cancer Center support group calendars and descriptions.

Support for New Parents

Edward Hospital offers several support groups for new moms and dads. This is a great way to get out of the house and meet other new parents, share questions and ideas, and get answers from professionals about the issues that concern you.

Cradle Talk
This informal support group is designed for new first-time parents and their newborns (0-6 months) to get together and share information, concerns, and ideas. An Edward Hospital nurse and special guest speakers will also attend meetings. This group meets every Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 815 South Washington Street, Naperville (located across from the Edward Hospital ER). Bring your baby! No registration necessary. Call (630) 527-3957.

Breastfeeding Support Group
This support group is led by a certified Lactation Counselor or Lactation Consultant. Join other breastfeeding moms for support and to have questions answered. No registration required. Bring your breastfed baby! Free. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 815 South Washington Street, Naperville (located across from the Edward Hospital ER), immediately following Cradle Talk, around 11:45 a.m. For more information or directions, call (630) 527-7685. (If you are experiencing difficulties with breastfeeding, please call our Breastfeeding Center to talk to a Lactation Consultant or to make an appointment for an outpatient visit.)

Post-partum Depression and Anxiety Support

  • Call the Mom's Line – Edward also provides a phone line dedicated to women, or anyone concerned about a woman, who may be experiencing signs or symptoms of post-partum depression. Call our Mom's Line at (630) 527-7294.
  • Nurturing Mom – A support group for post-partum depression and anxiety. Click here for more.

Managing Multiples
This support group is designed for expecting parents and new parents of multiples to learn how to adjust to that important first year with twins, triplets, or more. This group meets about every other month on a Saturday morning.  For more information on this free support group, contact Susan Bard at (630) 527-7685 or sbard@edward.org.

Grief Recovery Groups 


Grief recovery groups are held in the Edward Education Center on the Naperville campus two days a week: Wednesday mornings, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call the Grief Hotline for more information: 630-527-5056.

Journey to Wholeness, Grief Support and Recovery
Call Grief Group Hotline (630)-527-5056

Parents in Waiting
An educational and therapeutic group experience for women who are facing challenges with fertility and conception. It is an opportunity to gain insight in managing the emotional turbulence of this experience, learn effective coping strategies for maximum self-care, gain and give support, and connect to others who are going through similar struggles. The workshop is led by two clinical therapists who have walked the same path. Monthly workshops that will be held on the 2nd Friday evening of each month at our outpatient center at 1335 Mill St, Naperville. Call 630-527-6363 to register. Link here for the flyer.

SHARE is a support group for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death. Call (630) 527-3263. Meets the 2nd Wednesday and the fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:15 - 9:15 pm, Edward Education Center. A second location has been added in Plainfield at the Edward Plainfield Outpatient Center in conference room 1 from 7:15p-9:15pm on the following days: 6/5/13, 7/15/13, 8/6/13, 9/3/13, 10/1/13, 11/5/13, 12/3/13.

Sharing HOPE
Sharing HOPE (Having Optimistic Pregnancy Expectations) is a support group for couples who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or neonatal death, and are now pregnant or considering pregnancy. Call (630) 527-3263. Free.


Sleep Center

A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic), Edward Sleep Center's sleep apnea support group
Edward Sleep Center, 27555 Diehl Rd., Entrance F in Warrenville.
A.W.A.K.E. will meet the third Monday of each month.
The American Sleep Apnea Association founded the A.W.A.K.E network in 1988 to assist patients, their families and healthcare community.
For more information, call (630) 646-3940 or visit edward.org/sleepcenter or www.edward.org/awake.


Better Breathers Club (a support group/social club that also provides educational seminars for pulmonary patients.)
(630) 527-3389

Other Health Issues:

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
(630) 527-3389

Women's Center for Pelvic Medicine IC Support Group
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is sometimes called Painful Bladder Syndrome or Pelvic Pain. It is a chronic bladder condition that can cause physical and emotional difficulties ranging from urinary urgency and frequency to sexual dysfunction or social isolation. Please join us to learn more and meet others who may share a similar story. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm in the Heart Hospital conference room on the main floor. Please note: This support group is for patients that have been diagnosed with IC and/or pelvic pain. For more information please call 630.527.5120 or click here.

A support group to help stroke survivors and their families adjust to the new changes in their lives. The group strives to help you create a more meaningful life by sharing questions, concerns and experiences. Offered the third Wednesday of every month, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm. For more information, call Cardiac Rehab at (630) 527-3388 or click here.

Heart to Heart: Heart Failure Support Group
The Edward Heart Hospital Heart Failure Support Group for patients, families and caregivers meets the last Wednesday of every month in the heart hospital conference room from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The topics include the challenges of living with heart failure. If you have any questions or need more information, please call the Heart Hospital charge nurse at 630-646-8117. Click here for dates and topics.

Gluten-Free Wikaduke (a support group for people with celiac disease and those living a gluten-free diet) at the Plainfield Outpatient Center (first Saturday of each month, 10 am to Noon), 24600 W. 127th St., Plainfield. For questions or more information, please email Glutenfreewikaduke@gmail.com



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