Health Resources

Support Groups

Illinois Valley 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 St. Paul Episcopal Church Hall at 344 Joliet Street, LaSalle, Illinois 61301. The first meeting starting again after Covid is Monday, July 19th, 2021. (This group previously met at the Peru Library).

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. Lighted Way Building, 641 6th Street, LaSalle, Illinois. 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