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Offsite Assistance and Support

If you have difficulty contacting any of these places,
please call a member of 
St. Michael Pastoral Staff who would be happy to talk with you confidentially!

For Help with Problems arising from Physical or Sexual Abuse or Neglect


Do you know a child who has experienced physical or sexual abuse or neglect?
Are you an adult who as a child experienced physical or sexual abuse or neglect?
As a result, are you struggling to find ways to cope?

We can help!
ALL ARE WELCOME
We’re Here to Inspire Hope!

The ICJIA Inspiring Hope Program through Catholic Charities offers FREE counseling services and case management services to children and adults.

The Inspiring Hope Program is centrally located at the Tolton Peace Center with availability to meet throughout Chicago and Cook County.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call (773) 922-7219
English and en Español

Inspiring Hope Program
Tolton Peace Center
5645 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60644

Unexpected Pregnancy – Aid for Women


  • Pregnant? You have options. Aid for Women can help! All services are offered at NO CHARGE: Pregnancy Tests, Ultrasound Exams, Confidential Counseling, Client Support Programs, Residential Programs, and Medical and Community Referrals.
  • 24 Hour Helpline at 312-621-1100 or Text at 312-880-9840
  • Email at help@aidforwomen.org
  • Website for more information – www.aidforwomen.org

For Help with Problems arising from Alcohol


  • Alcoholics Anonymous at 708-389-1380 / Alcohólicos Anónimos at 773-847-4843
  • Go to www.chicagoaa.org for meeting locations
  • AA Meetings at St. Julie Billiart Church located at 7399 W. 159th Street in Tinley Park, IL / 708-429-6767
    Meetings in the Devine Center behind the Church / Saturday at 7:30 PM and Monday at 8 PM

Cancer Support Group


  • St. Damian Parish holds a Healing Prayer Service at 7 PM in the Church on the first Wednesday of each month. Their Cancer Support Group meets following the prayer service in the Church Narthex at 8 PM. For those of you who are struggling with this disease… for those of you who are living with or related to someone who has this disease… there is always hope… no one need to walk this journey alone… friends and Jesus will walk with you. For more information, please contact Joy DeMarco at 708-687-4762.

For Help with Problems arising from Drug Abuse


  • Narcotics Anonymous at 708-848-4884 /Divorcios Y Mas Allá at 708-668-5623 – CTC – Irma Almanza

Gambling Problems Gamblers Anonymous 


Struggling with Mental Health Issues


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) / Information Helpline at 1-800-950-6264 / Emotions Anonymous at 708-383-0200
  • Mental Health Awareness Support Group at St. Damian Parish – Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month from 7 to 8:30 PM in the St. Damian Pastoral Center located at 5250 W. 155th Street in Oak Forest, IL. For more information call the Pastoral Center at 708-687-1370, Tony Mazurowski at 708-951-3232 or Maria Connolly at 708-284-6511.

Orland Park Substance Abuse Forum


Masses for the Deaf


  • Our Lady of the Woods Church on Saturday at 5 PM
  • St. Julie Billiart Church on Sunday at 4 PM – Twice a month in the Sacred Heart Chapel

HOPE Employment Ministry


Grief Support


  • Sister Marietta at 708-873-4635

A Communion Visitor to the Homebound / Sick


  • Sister Marietta at 708-873-4635

Annulment Information


  • Donna McDonough at 708-349-0903

Guidance in satisfying excessive and/or past due Utility Bills and Emergency Food Assistance


  • St. Vincent de Paul Society at 708-873-4669
  • San Vicente de Paúl en Español at 708-349-0903

Marital Difficulties – Marriage Program for Struggling Couples


  • Retrouvaille at 1-800-470-2230 or 1-815-351-6968 / Catholic based support for Couples in Marital Difficulties – www.HelpOurMarriage.com
  • Retrouvaille is a lifeline of hope and healing for struggling marriages. It is a three-phase program that begins with a weekend experience, followed by post-weekend presentations, and monthly small group support meetings. The non-profit program is available in our community and has different upcoming weekends.
  • The Retrouvaille Program helps husbands and wives put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships. Many couples may be separated or divorced and simply want to try again.
  • Retrouvaille, pronounced (Retro-vi), is a French word meaning “rediscovery”.
  • It is a Christian program, Catholic in origin, and couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend.
  • It is primarily a practical program about improving communication, building a stronger marriage, and helping couples rediscover the love they had for each other.
  • Retrouvaille presenters are not trained counselors, but couples that share their personal stories of their marital struggles and the tools they utilized to rediscover their love for each other.

Holbrook Counseling Center of Catholic Charities (Our Lady of the Woods & St. Stephen)


  • Michele Nowak at 708-586-1365 or 312-655-7725 / Specialty Family and Grief Counseling

Dealing with Physical, Emotional and Verbal abuse


  • The Crisis Center at 708-429-7233 for Group Support and/or Free One-On-One Counseling – Se Habla Español
  • Dr. Eileen Fera at eferea0307@gmail.com / Catholic Psychologist in Downers Grove
  • Jerry T. Souta at 708-681-2325 ext 5333 – jsouta@presencehealth.org / Licensed Behavioral Clinician
  • Fr. Bob Rohrich at 630-257-9235 / MA Clinical Counseling in Lemont
  • Dr. Jeff Dire at 630-674-4295 / Psychologist in Downers Grove
  • Dr. Larry Gorski at 815-730-3744 / Psychologist in Lemont – Archdiocese of Chicago Priest
  • Sr. Jude More, LCSW, DCSW, R.N. at 708-974-3336 ext 333
  • Dr. Paula Jarvis at 630-582-9000 / Family & Women’s Issues in Downers Grove
  • Fr. Kurt Boras at 630-257-4640 / Clinical Counseling in Lemont
  • Dr. Greg Rodriquez at 708-845-5500 ext 149 / Chicagoland Christian Counseling

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