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Support Groups

Moving from fear to hope

A diagnosis can trigger an avalanche of questions and feelings: "I can't believe it."  "I'm scared."  "What's treatment like?"  "Is God punishing me?" "How will this affect my family?" "I don't want to die!"

But Willow Creek's support groups help you survive and thrive during your journey. Whether you are directly or indirectly affected by a cancer or OCD diagnosis, Willow Creek's support groups are a safe place for individuals—and their families—to share with one another, support one another, and learn together from their experiences.

Cancer Support

Cancer Support helps participants cope with the emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical challenges that accompany cancer. Through large group teaching, a devotional time, and small group discussion, participants can experience joy, hope, and healing in this caring, Christ-centered community.

(Note: While this Cancer Support group is designed for adults, various support opportunities are also available for children through the Wellness Place.)

Monthly meetings

Cancer Support meets from 10–11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, unless otherwise noted. An annual picnic is held each August.

Cancer Support of Willow Creek meets at Wellness Place (1619 West Colonial Parkway, Palatine, IL), a resource center that provides education, counseling, and support at no charge to those affected by cancer. Wellness Place is located just west of Harper College and north of the intersection of Algonquin Road and Roselle Road.

OCD Support

OCD Support is a safe and confidential community for those struggling with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—and for family and friends seeking to learn how to best support them. OCD Support offers encouragement, support, and understanding through Christ-centered Bible study, prayer, and community with other adults who have been there.

Bi-monthly meetings

OCD Support meets from 1:15–3:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, in Room F173 at Willow Creek’s South Barrington campus.


Cancer Support
(847) 221-2400

OCD Support Leader
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Cancer Support Dates

2014 Dates

  • January 11, 25
  • February 8, 22
  • March 8, 22
  • April 12, 26
  • May 10 (No meeting May 24—Memorial Day weekend)
  • June 14, 28
  • July 12 (No meeting July 26)
  • August 9 (No meeting August 23)
  • September 13, 27
  • October 11, 25
  • November 8, 22
  • December 13 (No meeting December 27—Christmas)