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 St. Margaret's Health - Peru. Open to anyone who has any type of cancer. For more information, call the 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 6:00 p.m. At the hospital's 6th Street Building Conference Room. 1305 6th Street, Peru. Parking is best in lot off 7th Street - Enter west side door. Contact: Joan Fernandez at or call 815.780.4618 for more information.

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 6:00 p.m. 6th Street Building Conference Room 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