Illinois Allergy & Asthma Support Groups

A.S.K. - Allergy Support Group for Kids

IL

Serving NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin Website: www.allergysupportforkids.org We did not have a lot of success with regular meetings but, have had success with social get togethers and a facebook group. We mainly connect via facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/allergysupportforkids/ We try to do a "Lunch Box Sampler" in the fall to introduce specialty foods and 504 help sessions as needed. The group is intended for Parents of dependent children with life threatening allergies. A.S.K. - Allergy Support Group for Kids serving NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin, I am the group contact as well. Thanks, Ann Ann Slobodian

Website: http://www.allergysupportforkids.org

E-Mail: asklakecounty@yahoo.com

Specialty Coordinator:
Ann Slobodian

Central Illinois Food Allergy Network, CIFAN

P.O. Box 207
Savoy, IL 61874

We are a support and educational network for families with food allergies. Based in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Website: http://www.cifan.org

E-Mail: allergy@cifan.org

Meeting Dates: Quarterly meetings

Specialty Coordinator:
Sarah Wilds

Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Support Group

205 Lincoln Street
Marseilles, IL

Meeting Location: Marseilles Fire Station

Specialty Coordinator:
Sherri J Mathews
Phone: 815-795-4260
E-Mail: dmathews@bb-elec.com

Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Support Group - Celiac and Autism

St. John's Hospital, Room R & S
Springfield, IL

All of our meetings are at St. John's Hospital, Rm R&S. All meetings are free and there is no membership fee. For more information, please contact us. For parent support for GFCF diet/autism/ADD/ADHD in central Illinois, contact Diane Wilson wilsonx4@madisontelco.com

Meeting Dates: Sundays 2:30-4pm

Meeting Location: St. John's Hospital

Specialty Coordinator:
Bev Smith
Phone: 217-544-7962
E-Mail: msomac@earthlink.net

JoyceHall, Barb Hand & Jane Gines
E-Mail: joychll@aol.com

Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Support Group for the Greater Peoria IL Area

4714 N. Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL

Gluten-Free/Casein-Free support group.

Meeting Dates: 1st Monday of each month, 7-8:30pm

Meeting Location: Peoria First Church of the Brethren

Specialty Coordinator:
Kelly Buster
Phone: 309-367-2190
E-Mail: mk_buster@yahoo.com

Illinois Food Allergy Education Association

181 Waukegan Road, Suite 306
Northfield, IL 60093

Phone: 847-917-9117

We support Illinois residents with food allergies by providing educational materials for schools, juvenile courts, airlines, parents, recreational camps, caregivers, restaurants, health departments, and other relevant groups.

Website: http://www.illinoisfaea.org

Specialty Coordinator:
Julie Campbell
E-Mail: juliec@illinoisfaea.org

MOCHA - Mothers of Children Having Allergies

1143 Lawrence Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Phone: 847-735-8244

MOCHA allergy support group is designed to provide quality information on a broad range of topics so that parents can make informed decisions along with their healthcare providers.

Website: http://www.mochallergies.org

E-Mail: membershipinfo@mochallergies.org

Meeting Dates: Second Mondays of the months of January, March, May, September, and November; 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Meeting Location: Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL, Meeting Room 2

Specialty Coordinator:
Denise Bunning
Phone: 847-735-8244
E-Mail: dbunning@comcast.net

Anne Thompson
Phone: 847-251-6605
E-Mail: afieldthomp@aol.com

Medical Advisor:
Jacqueline Pongracic, MD, Sai Nimmagadda, MD, Christine Szychlinski, APN, CPNP
Phone: Pongracic 773-327-3710
E-Mail: jpongracic@childrensmemorial.org

Mothers of Children Having Allergies, MOCHA

Northwest, IL

Website: http://www.mochallergies.org

E-Mail: info@mochallergies.org

Specialty Coordinator:
Dana Trawczynski
E-Mail: dana_trawczynski@yahoo.com

Parents of Children Having Allergies (POCHA)

Dole Branch, Oak Park Library
255 W. Augusta
Oak Park, IL

E-Mail: oakparkpocha@earthlink.net

Meeting Location: Oak Park Library

Specialty Coordinator:
Diane Zimmer Fascione
Phone: 708-383-8571

Parents of Children Having Allergies (POCHA) of Will County

Silver Cross Hospital
1200 Maple Road
Joliet, IL 60432

We provide support and information to members and increase community awareness of food allergies. Serving Will County (Joliet/Plainfield area) and Counties Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, LaSalle.

Website: http://www.pochaofwillcounty.com

Meeting Dates: Second Mondays in February, April, June, August, October, and December from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Meeting Location: Silver Cross Hospital, Rialto Room in back of Cafeteria

Specialty Coordinator:
Eleanor Garrow-Majka
E-Mail: egarrow@yahoo.com

Parents of Children With Allergies (POCA)

P.O. Box 2344
Naperville, IL 60540

Support Group serving DuPage and Downers Grove

Website: http://pocaofdupage.org

E-Mail: info@pocaofdupage.org

Meeting Location: Good Samaritan Hospital (Health and Wellness Center behind the hospital)

Specialty Coordinator:
Kellee Konieczny
Phone: 815-603-4838
E-Mail: kkonieczny2@earthlink.net

Kristin Miller
Phone: 630-251-3750

Parents of Children with Allergies - Wilmette (POCWAW)

IL

Specialty Coordinator:
Julie Campbell
Phone: 847-917-9117
E-Mail: juliec@illinoisfaea.org

Peoria Food Allergy Parents

Peoria, IL

We provide emotional and practical support for parents of children with severe food allergies. Please include the word "allergy" in the subject line when contacting us by email.

Website: http://peoriafoodallergyparents.googlepages.com

E-Mail: peoriafoodallergyparents@gmail.com

Meeting Dates: Several dates throughout the year

Specialty Coordinator:
Stephanie Kroodsma

Raising Our Celiac Kids, ROCK

DeKalb, IL

Support group for celiac children. We welcome families of autistic spectrum kids involved in a gluten-free/casein-free dietary intervention program.

Specialty Coordinator:
Audrey O'Sullivan
Phone: 815-756-2606
E-Mail: Audrey08@aol.com

Raising Our Celiac Kids, ROCK'n Chicago 60616

Chicago, IL

Support group for celiac children. We welcome families of autistic spectrum kids involved in a gluten-free/casein-free dietary intervention program.

Specialty Coordinator:
Alexandra Vavouliotis
Phone: 847-962-7244
E-Mail: alexvav24@mac.com

Raising Our Celiac Kids, ROCK'n Illinois

Moline, IL 61265

Support group for celiac children.

Specialty Coordinator:
Lesley Lamphier
Phone: 309-736-1507
E-Mail: celiackids@mchsi.com

Stateline Food Allergy Support Team, FAST

Ledgewood School
Roscoe, IL

Meeting Dates: 2nd Thursday of every other month including Feb, April, October, and December

Meeting Location: Ledgewood School

Specialty Coordinator:
Bev Pomering
E-Mail: allergymom@charter.net

Tri State Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Support Group

IL

Serving Souther IN, Western KY, an Southern IL

Specialty Coordinator:
B. Moors
E-Mail: bmoors@siegcom.net

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