Community Resource Center & Support Groups


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Substance-related hospital admissions and overdose fatalities across Chicago’s communities are at an all-time high. The CDC reports that 174 people die from accidental drug overdose every day in the U.S. Overdose is the number one cause of accidental death in people over the age of 50. A key factor in the spread of this epidemic is the lack of access to lifesaving skills like Naloxone administration, substance use disorder treatment and clinical mental health care, and education opportunities for youth, adults, and professionals. That’s where we come in.

Run by a staff of health professionals, educators, impacted advocates and volunteers, our Community Resource Center is designed to eliminate a barrier to support, safety and services. If we cannot serve someone’s needs in-house, we will connect them with a resource that can. Community Resource Center (CRC) hours can be found at Live4Lali.org

  • Recovery meetings and support groups for grief, coping, crisis and beyond
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Overdose education and supplies
  • Education and treatment navigation

Current Community Resource Center (CRC) hours and group schedule:

Monday – CRC CLOSED

7:00 – 8:30 PM | Substance-Related Grief Support
Held the 2nd and 4th Monday of Each Month
Contact: Jody Daitchman – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x801

Tuesday (CRC open 4:00-9:00 PM)

6:00 – 7:00 PM | Youth & Teen SMART Recovery
Located at Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, 2900 N Main St, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Held Weekly
Contact: Amy Voss – 847.858.5551

6:00 – 7:30 PM | SMART Recovery
Held Weekly
Contact: Laura Fry – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x803

8:00 – 9:30 PM | SMART Recovery Family & Friends
Held Weekly
Contact: Laura Fry – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x803

Wednesday – CRC CLOSED

1:00 – 2:00 PM | SMART Recovery
Located at Footprints to Recovery (A Brooktree Health Services Company), 3265 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 303 (around the corner from our office)
Held Weekly
Contact: Laurie Klapman – 847.420.2300 or Michelle Hines – 847.361.8526

6:00 – 7:15 PM | SMART Recovery
Located at TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), 700 S. Clinton, 1st Floor, Chicago
Held Weekly
Contact: Chicago Chapter Ambassadors – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x810

6:00 – 7:30 PM | SMART Recovery Family & Friends
Located at Soft Landing Recovery, 1910 First St, Suite 2N, Highland Park, IL 60035
Held Weekly
Contact: Amy Voss – 847.858.5551

7:15 – 7:45 PM | Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution
Located at TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), 700 S. Clinton, 1st Floor, Chicago
Held Weekly
Contact: Chicago Chapter Ambassadors – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x810

7:45 – 9:00 PM | SMART Recovery Family & Friends
Located at TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), 700 S. Clinton, 1st Floor, Chicago
Held Weekly
Contact: Chicago Chapter Ambassadors – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x810

Thursday (CRC open 4:00-9:00 PM)

5:30 – 6:30 PM | Youth & Teen SMART Recovery
Located at the LEAD Office (2nd floor of the Gorton Community Center), 400 E. Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Held Weekly
Contact: Danielle Franzese – 847.295.9075 x5

6:00 – 7:30 PM | SMART Recovery Located at Brightside Clinic 333 Skokie Blvd #112, Northbrook, IL
Held Weekly
Contact: Ellen Goldsmith – 847.997.7667

7:00 – 8:30 PM | Families Anonymous
Located at Vernon Township Community Service, 2900 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo Grove, Il 60089
Held Weekly
Contact: Stuart Kessler – 847.668.2564

7:30 – 9:00 PM | Refuge Recovery
Held Weekly
Contact: Laura Fry – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x803

Friday – CRC CLOSED

Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

10:00 – 11:30 AM | SMART Recovery
Held Weekly
Contact: Laura Fry – 844.584.5254 x803 or Artemis Golzar – 844.LV4.LALI (584.5254) x808