Health Resources

Support Groups

Cancer Support Group

6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Special Procedures conference room near the West Street entrance to IVCH. Open to anyone who has any type of cancer. For more information, call the IVCH Community Outreach Department at 815.780.4618.

Caring Friends Alzheimer’s Support Group

3rd Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the Peru Library Lower Level 1409 11th St., Peru, IL 61354

Compassionate Friends

For families who have lost a child through death Fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. IVCH 6th Street Building (just east of the emergency entrance) Contact: Rita Studzinski, 815.223.7663

Epilepsy Support Group

Second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru Contact: Erika Fleck, 815.414.8655

Grief Support Group

Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Conference Room C Contact: Ray Fischer, Chaplain,, 815.780.3426 (Pastoral Care)

Live Life Pre- and Post-Transplant Support Group

Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Sixth Street Conference Room Contact: Joan Fernandez, 815.780.4618

Possibilities DBSA of IL Valley

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

First and Third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Conference Room C Contact: Joan Fernandez, 815.780.4618

Sister Support Breast Cancer

First Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Conference Room C Contact: Pat Inda, 815.223.7878

Stella Recovery

A peer-led self-help group Sponsored by North Central Behavioral Health Systems Every other Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Conference Room 2R #2 Contact: Sarah Vollmer, 815.481.0237

Pink Ribbon Club Breast Cancer Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm - 7:00pm At First Congregational Church in Peru, 1431 4th Street, Peru, IL 61354 Contact: Karen at 815.220.0342 or

Parkinson’s Support Group

3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Village, 1107 31st St., Peru, IL. Contact: (815)224-2200