Programs & Support Groups

Ela Township Health & Wellness offers several support groups and wellness programs at no cost to Township residents.  Please contact our office for registration (847) 540-8380.

Social Worker Hours at Ela Area Public Library: A licensed clinician will be available at the EAPL for 2-hours once a month, on the second Monday.  Feel free to stop in for a chat!

Care for the Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Support Group


Are you a caregiver in need of support? Join Ela Township’s Health and Wellness Caregiver Support Group, where you can receive the care and resources you need. Our group offers emotional support, empowerment, valuable resources, stress reduction techniques, and improved coping skills. We warmly welcome you to join our supportive community. Please share this information with residents of Ela Township. For more details or to join, contact Betsy Innocenti, MA, LSW at or (847) 540-8380.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous


Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, income, or profession. You don’t have to pay anything to attend. You can just sit and listen and learn more about recovery, or you can share about your situation. It's completely up to you.

Charity Knit Crochet & Quilters

Charity Knit

Our community of crafters has been meeting for over 15 years. In that time, we’ve lovingly made well over 20,000 handmade blankets, hats, scarves, baby items, and much more to donate to Kids’ Korner at the Lake County Court House along with area churches, homeless and domestic violence shelters, veterans, schools, hospitals, food pantries, and other nonprofit organizations and causes.  Newcomers are always welcome. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet but would like to learn, we have plenty of friendly volunteers who can teach you.  DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED! If you have extra yarn please contact Health & Wellness, we will gladly take if off your hands and put it to good use on one of our charity projects!

Please check back, there are more groups to come!  We would love your feedback, if you have any suggestions of programs and groups you would like to see offered by the Health & Wellness department, please email  Thank you.

Please note: Health & Wellness is NOT a crisis center and does not operate 24/7. For immediate assistance in crisis situations or emergencies, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.​​**








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