Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups are important to Options.  As one of four core services we provide, peer support groups give persons with disabilities the opportunity to meet with other persons with a similar disability or life experience.  Peer counselors provide positive role modeling, exhibit strong coping and problem-solving skills, and share the benefit of their knowledge about community resources. If you wish to be placed on the mailing list for meetings, please call (815) 936-0100 and specify which peer support group you would like to be involved in.
 

CROSS DISABILITY PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
Meetings for Cross Disability Peer Support groups are held in both Kankakee County and Iroquois County offices. They are open to anyone regardless of their age or disability. This is a great way to meet new people, share personal experiences, learn about new things, and to enjoy yourself!  If you are interested in attending, please contact Options CIL in Kankakee County at (815) 936-0100 or in Iroquois County at (815) 432-1332. 

VISION INFORMATION GROUP
The Vision Information Group is open to individuals with low vision and individuals who are blind.  A program is provided, assistive devices are demonstrated and there is a time for sharing, questions and comments. For the 2016 and 2017 meeting schedule, please call Options CIL at (815) 936-0100 and select option 2 for hearing and vision services to speak with Olivia, Vision Service Advocate.
 
INDEPENDENT CRU SUPPORT GROUP
This monthly support group is for youth between the ages of 16 and 23 who have disabilities. This is a great way to meet new people, prepare for your future, and to HAVE FUN!  If you are interested in joining, please contact Options CIL at (815) 936-0100 and ask for Heather.
Upcoming Meeting date and time:
TBA