Courage to Quit® Adult Smoking Cessation Program

Quitting smoking is a challenge you do not have to face alone.

If quitting smoking is your goal, RHA’s Courage to Quit® program can help you get there. Courage to Quit® is a stop smoking program that may be available to you one-on-one or as part of a group. Each session includes information, practice skills, and support to help you reach your smoke-free goal.

Courage to Quit® is based on the work of Dr. Andrea King, a faculty member at the University of Chicago and licensed psychologist with a research background in tobacco and other addictions. The program’s effectiveness has been documented in the American Journal of Public Health.

Our trained and certified Courage to Quit® program leaders are committed to help you achieve your smoke-free goal. They come from different backgrounds, including nursing, social work, and community organizations. Leaders are not current smokers.

There are two versions of the program: the Full Program is six sessions, with the quit day scheduled for the third session. The Short Program is three sessions, with the quit day scheduled for the second session. Every Courage to Quit® program begins with an orientation so you can decide if this is the right program for you.

Courage to Quit® sessions help you make a personal quit smoking plan, identify your triggers to smoke and gain new skills to deal with those triggers. You will learn about quit smoking medication options and strategies to prevent relapse. Courage to Quit® works to build your confidence to start your new tobacco-free life.

Are you ready? Below is a list of current offerings – find a leader or a program near you:

Carbondale

Courage to Quit®: SIH Medical Group

Location: SIH Materials Warehouse Conference Room, 1 Nutrition Plaza, Carbondale, IL 62902
Dates: 
Time: 
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathryn Head, RN at 618-457-5200 x 67838 or email [email protected]

For more information about Courage to Quit® programs in and around Carbondale, IL, click here.

Chicago

Courage to Quit®: Chicago Quits

For a list of additional Courage to Quit® programs offered in Chicago, visit our Chicago Quits page.

Courage to Quit®: Employment and Employer Services

Location(s):  Multiple locations
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free – program for Chicago Housing Authority residents only
For more information and registration:  Contact Jennifer Annen at (312) 429-5930

Courage to Quit®: Gilda’s Club Chicago

Location:  537 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:   Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Location:  Mount Sinai Medical Center – 1501 South California, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Location:  Advocate Christ Medical Center – 4440 W 95th St, Outpatient Pavilion, Ground floor (corner of Kilbourne and 95th), Oak Lawn, IL
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Contact Kathleen Boss at (312) 464-9900.

Program Type: Full & short English

Courage to Quit®: Metropolitan Family Services

Location:  Lowden Homes, Altgeld Gardens, Trumbull Park Homes
Date/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free – program for Chicago Housing Authority residents only
For more information and registration:  Contact Danielle Washington at 312-343-6669 or [email protected]

Courage to Quit®: Rush University Medical Center

Location: 1620 W. Harrison St. Ste. 04527 Chicago, IL 60612
Program Type: Short English
Audience: Not currently available
Registration: Not currently available

Courage to Quit®: University of Chicago

Location:  Supportive Oncology conference room, 6th Floor – Room 6601, University of Chicago DCAM Building, 5758 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL
Dates/Time:  Groups meet Mondays at 11:45 a.m. and Fridays at 10:15 a.m.
Program Type: Full, rolling
Fee:  Most insurances accepted – please call for more information.
For more information and registration:  Call Psychiatry Intake at (773) 702-3858 to schedule an appointment.

Courage to Quit®: UCAN

Location:  UCAN FamilyWorks Roosevelt Office, 5420 W. Roosevelt St, Ste 314
Dates: Ongoing
Time: 12pm – 2pm; 5pm – 7pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free – program for Chicago Housing Authority residents only
For more information and registration:  Contact Anne Kaeding at 773-864-0345 or [email protected]

DeKalb

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Location:  Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $25 per person and refunded if all sessions are attended
For more information and registration:  Register online under “Quit Smoking.”

Elk Grove

Courage to Quit®: AMITA Health

Location: AMITA Health Cancer Institute Elk Grove Village, 800 Biesterfield Rd., Ste. 120, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 9/12/2019-10/24/2019, 6:00pm-7:00pm (First Session: 6:00pm-7:30pm)

Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $25
For more information and registration:  Call (877)-262-5066 for more information and to register.

Evergreen Park

Courage to Quit®: Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center

Location: The Cancer Center Library, 1st Floor, , 2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805. Please enter main hospital doors near 95th & California
Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 7/17/19-7/30/19, 1st session 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, 2nd & 3rd session 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Program Type: Short English
Fee:  $20
For more information and registration:  Call (708) 423-5774 for more information and to register.

Lisle

Courage to Quit®: DuPage Medical Group

Location:  DMG Lisle Medical Office Building, 430 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
Dates/Time: Ongoing
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com/events/

Oak Park

Courage To Quit®: Rush Oak Park Hospital

Location: 610 S. Maple Avenue, Suite 2000, Oak Park, IL
Dates/Time: Thursdays, 8/1/19-8/15/19, 5:30-7:00pm

Tuesdays, 11/12/19-11/26/19, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Program Type: Short English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  For more information or to register for the program, call 708-660-4636. Registration required.

Palos Heights

Courage to Quit®: Palos Hospital

Location: Palos Hospital, 12251 South 80th Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463
Dates/Time: 

Mondays, 8/19-10/7, 9:00 am

Wednesdays, 8/21-10/9, 6:30 pm

Mondays, 10/21-12/2, 9:00 am

Wednesdays, 10/23-12/4, 6:30 pm

Program Type: Full English
Fee: Free
For more information and registration: Call (708) 226-2300 or visit paloshealth.com/classes-events

Park Ridge

Courage to Quit®: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Location:  The Center for Advanced Care Room G104, 1700 Luther Lane, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Dates/Time: 
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15
For more information and registration:  Register online using Code 8C13 or call 1-800-3-ADVOCATE (1-800-323-8622).

Sandwich

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital

Location:  Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main Street, Sandwich IL 60548
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Short English
Fee:  $25 per person and refunded if all sessions are attended
For more information and registration:  Contact the Community Wellness coordinator at 815-786-3962 or [email protected] Está disponible en español.

Skokie

Courage to Quit®: Skokie Health Department

Location:  Skokie Village Hall, 5127 W. Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077 (lower level)
Dates/Time:  Mondays, 11/4/19-12/16/19; 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15 for all six sessions
For more information and registration:  Residency is not required, but you must call (847) 933-8252 to register in advance. Must be 21 years and older.

Tinley Park

Courage to Quit®: DuPage Medical Group

Location:  DMG Tinley Park Medical Office Building, 17495 South La Grange Rd, Tinley Park, IL 60487
Dates/Time:  Ongoing
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  Visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com/events/

 

 

Want to bring Courage to Quit® to your community, campus or workplace? Interested in helping others quit? For more information about Courage to Quit®, contact Lesli Vaughan, Program Manager, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (312) 628-0208.

Indiana

Courage to Quit®: Saint Joseph Health System in Mishawaka, IN

Location:  5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Dates/Time:  Wednesday, October 2nd-November 13th, 6-7:30pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Latorya Greene at [email protected] for more information.