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Resources for PPD IN Illinois
The Crisis Nursery – 6 independent nonprofit facilities in Illinois offering free short term care for children from birth to 6.11 years for families in crisis.
24 hour hotline: (773) 205-3637
For more information about The Crisis Nursery check out their website at http://www.cncoi.org.
The Fussy Baby Network – offers telephone support, home visits, parent groups, and clinic for families. For more information about The Fussy Baby Network: www.fussybabynetwork.org; 1-888-431.BABY answered M-F 9am to 5pm; e-mail email@example.com.
NorthShore University HealthSystem 1-866-364-MOMS
(1-866-364-6667) hotline is answered live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by caring, non-judgmental licensed mental health professionals.
Healthcare Alternative Systems (HAS) Postpartum Depression Program
Marisol Vega, Case Manager — firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-292-4242 (ext. 32).
Jennifer Novak, MS, LMFT, LPC, Program Manager – email@example.com or 773-292-4242 (ext. 28).
North Side Location – Tel: 773- 292-4242
South Side Location – Tel: 773-254- 5141
Proviso Township Location – Tel: 708-223-7175
Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services
Support Group for New and Expecting Mothers every Thursday from 12-1:30pm
938 W. Nelson St., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60657
Call Dr. Merissa Malacara at 773-296-3126 for more information.
Insight Behavioral Health Center
For more information visit the website: www.insightbhc.com or call our intake line at (312) 540 9955.
“Transitions to Motherhood Part 2” meets weekly at Northwestern Memorial’s Prentice Hospital on Wednesdays from 10:30 – Noon. New members can register by calling 312-926-8400.
Women’s Behavioral Health Services Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Contact Jackie K. Gollan, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
The UIC Women’s Mental Health Program
Inpatient: (312) 996-7000 (make sure to ask for Psychiatry on call) &
Outpatient: (312) 355-1223 or see http://www.psych.uic.edu/clinical/women.htm.
Other Chicago Suburb Resources
EVANSTON – Beyond the Baby Blues Support Group
6 week support group in Evanston on Wednesdays 12:30-2 (includes lunch) at The Yellow House, 2956 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201. For more information, please contact the group leaders at email@example.com or 847-864-7957 to register or for more information.
HOFFMAN ESTATES – Alexian Brother Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder Program
- Perinatal Depression Support Group meets three times a month.
- Couples Support Group.
- Prenatal PPD Screening
- Respite Program
For further information or referrals to our Program please contact Leslie Lowell Stoutenburg at 847-755-3220.
INVERNESS – From Despair to Hope Postpartum Depression Program at PHD, a free counseling center for pregnancy help and education.
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP – MEETS EVERY SATURDAY 10AM – 11AM AT PHD IN INVERNESS. PRIOR ASSESSMENT REQUIRED.
Call Melissa M. McKissack, MSW, at 847-359-4919 or e-mail Melissa.Mckissack@sphd.org
NAPERVILLE – Edward Hospital
Cradle Talk – weekly support group for new first-time parents and their newborns). The group meets at Our Savior Lutheran’s Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540. Babies are welcome. No registration necessary. You may call the Cradle Talk line at (630) 527-3957 for directions to the facility.
Family Time: A Support Group for New Moms and Dads, 1ST Saturday of the month at 12:00 Noon. For more information, please contact Nina Appadurai at 630.849.5155.
Nurturing Mom Support Group: A support group for moms with postpartum depression and anxiety that meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:45 am. The group meets at Our Savior Lutheran’s Church, 815 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540. Babies are welcome. No registration necessary. You may call the Cradle Talk line at (630) 527-3957 for directions to the facility.
Call the Mom’s Line: phone line dedicated to women, or anyone concerned about a woman, who may be experiencing signs or symptoms of postpartum depression. Call Mom’s Line at (630) 527-7294.
NORTHBROOK – PPD IL Alliance
Workshop Series – quarterly workshops led by Dr. Sarah Allan in Northbrook, IL
New Moms Support Group – free bi-monthly guided support group for mothers and their babies in Northbrook, IL
For more information about PPD IL Alliance check out the website at www.ppdil.org
OAK LAWN – P.A.S.T. Postpartum Adjustment Support Team – free support group the first and third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (meetings begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.) at Advocate Christ Conference Center, 9400 S. Kilbourn, Room 0614, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453 (Entrance off Kilbourn Ave, next to Imaging Center). Infants welcome. For more information, please call 708.684.1333
SPRINGFIELD – New Moms-Dealing with Feelings – St. John’s Children’s Hospital–Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center Springfield, IL. Free classes held every other Friday (from 11am to 12pm) led by Beth LaFata, MA,NCC.
Parent Help Line at (217) 544-5808 or 1-888-727-5889
WINFIELD – Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield
Free Postpartum Connection Support Group every Wednesday from 11:00am-12:30pm and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm facilitated by Stephanie Krantz.
For more information, please email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or or call her at 630-933-1964