Northern Illinois Al-Anon Family Groups
Directory of Northern Illinois Al-Anon & Alateen Meetings
The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
Al-Anon is a unique fellowship that unites members of different backgrounds, races, and walks of life in an inspiring endeavor: helping themselves and others to lead purposeful, useful lives by overcoming the frustration and helplessness caused by close association with an alcoholic. Alateen (Al-Anon for younger members) is a vital part of Al-Anon Family Groups. Young people seeking help with problems that arise when alcoholism afflicts a parent, another close relative, or a friend meet to exchange experiences and to gain an understanding of themselves and the alcoholic. The best place to learn how Al-Anon/Alateen works is at a meeting
Daily Meditations, Morning Mindfulness
Daily Inspiration for your Lifelong Journey
Come together with the recovery community to receive or share a daily message of enlightenment, encouragement and support for your lifelong journey of sobriety. Meditations are from such books as: Twenty-Four Hours a Day: Alcoholics Anonymous (The Little Black Book), Food for Thought: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Overeaters), Touchstones: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Men), Each Day a New Beginning: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Women), The Language of Letting Go: Melody Beattie (Daily Meditations on Codependency), Today's Gift: Hazelden (Daily Meditations for Families). Reach out now, we're here for you. Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol or other drugs? Learn more. Call toll-free to speak confidentially with an addiction recovery expert. 866-831-5700
Children & Youth Help Phone Numbers
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Support line for family and loved ones of missing or sexually exploited children
missingkids.com 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678)
Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois
24 hour child abuse reporting line
state.il.us/dcfs 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873)
Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services (CCBYS)
24 hour information and referral line for runaway, homeless and at-risk minors ages 11 – 17. All youth in need of Shelter in Chicago must be referred through CCBYS!