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®: Blue Door Neighborhood Center

Location(s): Blue Door Neighborhood Center, 756 E. 111th Street, Suites 102 & 103, Chicago, Illinois, 60628
Dates/Time:  Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:00pm-3:45pm (Webinar)
Program Type: Short English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Go here to find and register for current programs, or call the center at 773-253-0900.

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 Carrie Pullie at 773-371-3667 or [email protected]

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine

Location:  Health Learning Center, 251 East Huron Street, Galter 3-304, Chicago, IL 60611
Date/Time:  Wednesdays, 1/8/2020-2/19/2020
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free, limited space
For more information and registration: Click here to register or call 312-926-8400.

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.

 

DeKalb

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Location:  Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115
Dates/Time:

Tuesdays, 3/3/2020-3/17/2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 5/5/2020-5/19/2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Wednesdays, 7/15/2020-7/29/2020

Mondays, 9/14/2020-9/28/2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Program Type: Short 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., Building 5, Ste. 120, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Dates/Time:

Session 1: Thursdays, 1/9/2020-2/20/2020, 6-7pm

  • January 9th class from 6-8pm
  • Skip week on February 13th

Session 2: Thursdays, 3/12/2020-4/23/2020, 6-7pm

  • March 12th class from 6-8pm
  • Skip week on April 16th

Session 3: Thursdays, 9/10/2020-10/22/2020, 6-7pm

  • September 10th class from 6-8pm
  • Skip week on October 15th

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®: OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center

Location: Health Education Center on the main level of the hospital in the Women’s Center

2800 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805. Please enter main hospital doors near 95th & California

Dates/Time: Please call number below for rescheduled dates/times.

Program Type: Short English
Fee:  $20
For more information and registration:  Call (708) 423-5774 for more information and to register.

Lake Forest

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Location: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, 1000 Westmoreland Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Dates/Time: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm, 3/4/2020-4/15/2020
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15 for the workbook
For more information and registration:  Call Sarah Latoria APRN, CNP at 224-271-6145

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: 

Tuesdays, 5/5/2020-5/19/2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Tuesdays, 8/4/2020-8/18/2020, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Tuesdays, 11/3/2020-11/17/2020, 5:30-7:00pm

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

Palos Heights

Courage to Quit®: Palos Hospital

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

Mondays, 2/24/2020-3/30/2020, 9:00am-10:00am

Wednesdays, 2/26/2020-4/1/2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mondays, 4/13/2020-5/18/2020, 9:00am-10:00am

Wednesdays, 4/15/2020-5/20/2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mondays, 7/20/2020-8/24/2020, 9:00am-10:00am

Wednesdays, 7/22/2020-8/26/2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mondays, 9/14/2020-10/19/2020, 9:00am-10:00am

Wednesdays, 9/16/2020-10/21/2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Mondays, 11/2/2020-12/7/2020, 9:00am-10:00am

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:  Tuesdays, 1/7/20-2/25/20, 5-6pm

  • No program on February 18th

Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15
For more information and registration: To register, call 1.800.3.Advocate (1.800.323.8622) and mention class code 8C13 or visit www.advocatehealth.com/classes, click on “View all classes and events” and type the class code into the keywords box.

Sandwich

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital

Location:  Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main Street, Sandwich IL 60548
Dates/Time:  

Mondays, 2/3/2020-2/17/2020, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesdays, 6/24/2020-7/8/2020, 4:30pm-6:00pm

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) 
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15 for all six sessions
For more information and registration: Selected dates, by appointment only. Need a minimum of three participants to host a group, please call 847-933-8252 if you are interested.

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/

 

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.

 

 

New England

Courage to Quit®: Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time:  Thursday, February 13th, 2020-April 2nd, 2020, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at [email protected]. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-to-quit-session-tickets-90303523269

 

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time:  Tuesday, February 25th, 2020-April 7th, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at [email protected]. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-to-quit-session-tickets-91641041823

 

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, March 4th, 2020-April 15th, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at [email protected]. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-to-quit-session-tickets-91664160973

 

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time:  Thursdays, April 9th, 2020-May 21st, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at [email protected]. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-to-quit-session-tickets-91676963265

 

 

 

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 Vipond, Program Manager, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (312) 628-0208.