Elgin Recovery Community

On this page we provide information about local Social Service resources, 12-step contact information and links to meeting schedules for all of the recovery fellowships in the Elgin Area.  There is an app available you can use to find meetings in District 22 and other places around the country. It’s called Meeting Guide. You can find it on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting Information

For a list of meetings in the Elgin Area – CLICK HERE (AA District 22)

For a list of Spanish Speaking meetings in the Elgin Area  – CLICK HERE (AA District 20)

For a list of districts and meetings in the Northern Illinois Area  – CLICK HERE (AA Area 20)

For a list of meetings in Chicago – CLICK HERE (AA Area 19)

Other 12-step Programs in the Elgin Area

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) – CLICK HERE

Emotions Anonymous (EA) – CLICK HERE

Alanon/Alateen (AFG) – CLICK HERE

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) – CLICK HERE

Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA) – CLICK HERE

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) – CLICK HERE

Heroin Anonymous (HA) – CLICK HERE

Marijuana Anonymous (MA) – CLICK HERE

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – CLICK HERE

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) – CLICK HERE

Pills Anonymous (PA) – CLICK HERE

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) – CLICK HERE

If you know of a meeting, group or event NOT LISTED, please send an email to webmistress and we will get it listed.

Elgin Soup Kettle Schedule

The Elgin Soup Kettles are a mission of the Elgin Cooperative Ministries. For the past 10 years a number of local churches have collaborated with Elgin’s Soup Kettle program, serving those in need with hot meals and warm smiles. Soup Kettle’s Kitchen provides meals to 60-100 needy individuals every night.

Weekly Schedule:

Monday: First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., 5:30-6:30
Tuesday: Zion Lutheran Church, 330 Griswold, 5:30-6:30
Wednesday: First Congregational Church, 256 E., Chicago St., 5:30-6:30
Thursday: Church of the Redeemer, 40 Center St., 5:30-6:30
Friday: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 Division St., 5:30-6:30
Saturday: Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Ave., 5:30-6:30
Sunday: Elgin Evangelical Free Church, 1900 Big Timber Rd., 4:00-5:00

The Elgin Alano Club does not operate the Soup Kettle, this schedule is here for general information and inquiries. 

Elgin Area Shelters & Emergency Housing Services

Community Crisis Center
Elgin, IL 60121
847 697-2380
Domestic Violence Shelter for women and children
PADS of Elgin
Elgin, IL 60123
Homeless Shelter and Services
Wayside Cross Ministries – Elgin Wayside Center
Elgin, IL 60123
Daytime Shelter and Service