Resources

POCHA (Parents of Children Having Allergies)
Meetings: The 2nd Monday of every month at the Dole Branch of the Oak Park Library, 255 W. Augusta, in Oak Park, IL at 7:00 p.m. Annual dues are $15.00, but no one is ever turned away.
Contact: Diane Zimmer Fascione, (708) 383-8571

POCA of DuPage (Parents of Children with Allergies)
Coordinator: Kellee Konieczny, (815) 603-4838

POCWAW (Parents of Children with Allergies-Wilmette)
Contact: Julie Campbell, (847) 917-9117

CIFAN (Central Illinois Food Allergy Network)
A support and educational network for families of children with food allergies. Meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Urbana Free Library.
Contact: Sarah Wilds

POCHA of Will County
Bimonthly meetings are held at the: Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, 333 N. Madison Street, Joliet, IL 60435.
Contact: Eleanor Garrow-Majka

MOCHA – Chicago (Mothers of Children Having Allergies
Contact: Lorraine Bachand
Meetings at: Children’s Memorial Hospital Outpatient Center

MOCHA-North (Mothers of Children Having Allergies)
Contacts: Denise Bunning, Anne Thompson

MOCHA Northwest
Contact: Dana Trawczynski, (847) 398-3491

Peoria Food Allergy Parents
A newly formed support group for parents of children with severe food allergies living in Peoria, Illinois and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide emotional and practical support for parents of children with severe food allergies through meetings, shared resources, social activities and advocacy projects. If you are interested in learning more about our group or joining us for our next activity, please contact Stephanie Kroodsma at peoriafoodallergyparents@gmail.com. Please include the word ‘allergy’ in the subject line.

Stateline FAST (Stateline Food Allergy Support Team)
Near the Illinois and Wisconsin border. Contact: Bev Pomering

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Hwy, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033-3309
(800) 929-4040

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