Congregational Care : Support Groups


Depression Support Group

The group is a chapter of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-North Shore. Persons under treatment, family members, and friends are welcome to attend. Our group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The facilitator of the group is Jim LaRochelle, (847) 475-0140.

Exploring Grief Group

Register for Exploring Grief Group Spring Session: The group meets every other Monday from 7–8:30 p.m. beginning April 10 for six sessions at Christ Church in Winnetka.  This free series provides a confidential, supportive, and educational environment to grieve the loss of a loved one or friend. All community residents are welcome to participate. For more information and to register for any of fall, winter, or spring 6-week sessions, contact Joellen Hosler by email or 847-475-1805 ext. 20.

Exploring Grief Group flyer


Faith Hope & Recovery: LIFE skills for people with mood disorders

Held at Winnetka Presbyterian

Life skills for people with mood disorders, their families and friends. Recovery is best achieved when we are in the company of peers who have faith in us and who support us as we live with mental health diagnosis. Faith Hope & Recovery will teach skills that build up hope over time, share what it means to have faith in one’s self and one’s future and model community as an important part of healthy recovery.

Meetings are led by Rev. Kathy Dale McNair, Certified Peer Support Specialist. Additional information is available by contacting Rev. Kathy Dale McNair or visit


Support Group for Parents of Challenging Teens

Joselyn-Support-GroupThe Alison Tobey Smart Memorial and The Josselyn Center will be offering a confidential, closed support group for parents concerned about their teen’s mental health and wellness, risk-taking, stress levels, substance use, and other challenges.

Closed groups will run for 7 weeks, 4 times per year.  The next session will be held on Tuesday evenings from September 27—November 8 from 7–8:30 p.m. at Kenilworth Union Church. The cost is $100 per family for 7 week sessions. Scholarships are available.

Gabe Seldess, LPC, LMFT, is the facilitator and has worked with teens and parents coping with depression, anxiety, anger, mood & stress management, and family & relational problems.

Contact Gabe Seldess at 224-505-5056 or to register for the next 7 week group.

The Josselyn Center flyer

Kenilworth Union Church
211 Kenilworth Avenue
Kenilworth, IL 60043