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 provides information, support, and opportunities to practice skills 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: Online (Webex)
Dates/Times: TBA

Program Type: Short English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: To register, call 618-457-5200 ext 67837. For Southern Illinois residents only.

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

Chicago

Courage to Quit®: Chicago Tobacco Cessation Network

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

Courage to Quit®: Blue Door Neighborhood Center (CTCN)

Program: 3-session group program
In-person or virtual: TBD
Location: Blue Door Neighborhood Center – Pullman Center, 756 E. 111th Street, Suites 102 & 103, Chicago, Illinois, 60628
Language: English
Audience: Open to all
Registration: Visit here to find and register for current programs, or call the center at 773-253-0900

Program: 3-session group program
In-person or virtual: TBD
Location: Blue Door Neighborhood Center – Morgan Park Center, 11840 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60643
Language: English
Audience: Open to all
Registration: Visit here to find and register for current programs, or call the center at 872-760-8090

Program: 6-session group program
In-person or virtual: In-person
Location: Blue Door Neighborhood Center – South Lawndale Center, 2551 W Cermak Road, Chicago, Illinois, 60608
Language: Spanish
Audience: Open to all
Registration: Visit here to find and register for current programs, or call the center at 872-760-8450

Courage to Quit®: Employment and Employer Services (CTCN)

Location(s):  Online through Zoom
Dates/Time: TBA
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 PullieC@metrofamily.org.

Courage to Quit®: Rush University Medical Center (CTCN)

Location: 1700 W Van Buren, Suite 470, Chicago, IL 60612

Date/Time: TBA
Program Type: Individual or group programing
In-Person or virtual: Now offering virtual rolling groups

Audience: Not currently available
Fee: Most insurances accepted – please call for more information

Registration: Call the Rush University Prevention Center at (312) 942-3133 to schedule an appointment

Courage to Quit®: University of Chicago (CTCN)

Location:  Supportive Oncology conference room, 6th Floor – Room 6601, University of Chicago DCAM Building, 5758 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL

Date/Time: TBA
Program Type: Full, rolling

In-Person or virtual: Now offering virtual rolling groups
Fee:  Most insurances accepted – please call for more information.
Registration:  Call Psychiatry Intake at (773) 702-3858 to schedule an appointment.

Breakthrough Urban Ministries (CTCN)

Program: 3-session group program

Date/Time: TBA
Location: 3330 W Carroll Ave. Chicago IL, 60624
Language: English
Audience: Breakthrough clients and residents only
Registration: Contact Lisa Wiese at lwiese@breakthrough.org or call at 773-346-1723.

CommunityHealth (CTCN)

Program: 4-appointment individual counseling sessions

Date/Time: Ongoing
Location: 2611 W Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Language: English, Spanish, and Polish
Audience: Open only to CommunityHealth patients
Registration: Established patients call to schedule an appointment at 773-395-9900


Healthcare Alternative Solutions (CTCN)

Program: 6-session group program

Date/Time: TBA
Language: English and Spanish
Location: 210 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60607
Audience: Open only to Healthcare Alternative Solutions patients
Registration: For more information, contact Liliana Cabrera at LCabrera@hascares.org

Program: 3-session group program

Date/Time: TBA
Language: English and Spanish
Location: 1949 N. Humboldt Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647
Audience: Open only to clients of the residential program
Registration: For more information, contact Jose Carabeo at JCarabeo3244@hascares.org.

DeKalb

Courage to Quit®: Dekalb County Health Department

Location:  Virtual, through Zoom

Dates/Time: TBA

Program Type: Short English

Fee: Free

For more information and registration: Email pforbes@dekalbcounty.org for upcoming opportunities.

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Location:  Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center, Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115 (All online for now)
Dates/Time: TBA

Program Type: Short English
Fee: Free
For more information and registration: Visit Northwestern Medicine’s  calendar or call 877-926-4664.

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: TBA

Program Type: Full English, Virtual options available
Fee:  Free!
For more information and registration:  Call (855)-692-6482 or 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:  Not currently available.
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15 for the workbook
For more information and registration:  Call Sarah Latoria APRN, CNP at 224-271-6145 or visit Northwestern Medicine’s  calendar or call 877-926-4664.

Libertyville

Courage to Quit®: Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center

Location: Lake County Animal Care and Control, 18736 W Peterson Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
Dates/Time: TBA

Program Type: Full English, in person (limited) and virtual
For more information and registration:  Call 847-377-8090, or email TFLC@lakecountyil.gov to register and for more questions!

Lisle

Courage to Quit®: DuPage Medical Group

Location:  DMG Lisle Medical Office Building, 430 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
Dates/Time: Temporarily Suspended
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:

Metropolis

Courage To Quit®: Southern Seven Health Department

Location: Virtual
Dates/Time: TBA

Program Type: Short English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:  For more information or to register for the program, call (618) 524-2657, or email Clarissa Johnson at cshepherd@s7hd.org.

Oak Park

Courage To Quit®: Rush Oak Park Hospital

Location: 610 S. Maple Avenue, Suite 2000, Oak Park, IL
Dates/Time: TBA

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

Palos Heights

Courage to Quit®: Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital

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

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:  TBA
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $15
For more information and registration: To find current classes, 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: Temporarily suspended
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 vwwellness@kishhealth.org. Está disponible en español.

Skokie

Courage to Quit®: Skokie Health Department

Location:  Skokie Village Hall, 5127 W. Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077 (lower level)

Date/Time: TBA
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:  Temporarily Suspended
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration:

California

Courage to Quit®: Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, CA

Location:  Online
Dates/Time: TBA

Program Type: Full English – 6 Sessions
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: For more information and to register, visit https://www.samc.com/health-and-wellness/classes-and-events/courage-to-quit-online.

Indiana

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

Location:  5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Dates/Time:  TBA
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Latorya Greene at Latorya.Greene@sjrmc.com for more information.

Michigan

Courage to Quit®: Covenant Community Care

Location:  5716 Michigan Ave, Detroit, IL 48210

Dates/Time:  Tuesdays at 1:30pm – starting January 9, 2024
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  $5
For more information and registration: Must schedule ahead to be register and be added to the group, call 313.554.1095 Limited space available.

New England

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

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time:  Temporarily suspended
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at Cherelle.Rozie@trinityhealthofne.org. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-to-quit-session-tickets-90303523269

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time:  Temporarily suspended
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at Cherelle.Rozie@trinityhealthofne.org. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-to-quit-session-tickets-91641041823

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time: Temporarily suspended
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at Cherelle.Rozie@trinityhealthofne.org. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-to-quit-session-tickets-91664160973

Location:  271 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Dates/Time:  Temporarily suspended
Program Type: Full English
Fee:  Free
For more information and registration: Open to the public, contact Cherelle Rozie at 413-748-9030 or at Cherelle.Rozie@trinityhealthofne.org. 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 Rachael Morkunas via email at rmorkunas@resphealth.org.