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Support Groups

NorthShore University HealthSystem hosts various support groups for individuals coping with chronic illness or loss, for parents and for caregivers. Most meet monthly. For specific meeting dates and times or for more information, visit our Calendar of Events.

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Support for Chronic Illness 

Weight Management 

  • Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery

Parenting Support 

Evanston Hospital's Perinatal Family Support Center

  • "Parent-to-Parent" (for parents of newborns with serious illnesses who have been cared for in the Infant Special Care Unit) 
  • Post-partum Depression Hotline: 866.364.MOMS

Bereavement Support 

Evanston Hospital's Perinatal Family Support Center

  • Bereaved parents (for parents who have suffered the loss of a child over age one) 
  • Perinatal Loss (for parents who have experienced ectopic pregnancy, miscarraige, stillbirth or death of a newborn) 
  • Prenatal Decisions (for parents who have made difficult decisions to terminate a pregnancy due to genetic abnormalities or incompatibility with life) 

NorthShore University HealthSystem's Hospice Program


NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice Sponsors Three Grief Support GroupsGroups are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. The groups are held at the NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice office, 4901 Searle Parkway, Skokie, Illinois. The building is handicap accessible and convenient parking is available. For specific dates or to pre-register, please call Thom Dennis, Berevement Services Coordinator, at 847.982.4364.

*These support groups are facilitated by community members not affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.