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 & Alano clubs in the Greater Elgin Area.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting Information

Meetings in the Elgin Area – AA District 22 Spanish Speaking meetings in the Elgin Area  – AA District 20
For a list of districts and meetings in the Northern Illinois Area  – AA Area 20 All Meetings in Chicago – AA Area 19

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.

12-step Programs with Meetings in the Greater Elgin Area

Emotions Anonymous (EA) Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA) Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
Heroin Anonymous (HA) Marijuana Anonymous (MA) Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Pills Anonymous (PA) Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

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

Nearby Alano Clubs / 12-Step Clubs

Club Name City Website
EDI Club Streamwood, IL ediclub.org
Crystal Lake Alano Club Crystal Lake, IL crystallakealano.org
Stillwaters Alano Club Barrington, IL barringtonaa.org
McHenry Alano Club McHenry, IL mchenryalano.com
Batavia 12-Step Club Batavia, IL batavia12stepclub.com
West Suburban Alano Club Westmont, IL wsacil.com


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