Encouragementology was founded on the principle of making meaningful connections with people. In this day and age, when technology is promising to connect but instead creating isolation, we need each other. Empowerment groups allow people to connect in a safe environment, gain a new perspective on some of life’s challenges, share their experiences, learn from others, and grow in their own personal development. 

Empowerment Groups


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Women Empowerment/Support Group

Cobden Presbyterian Church – 103 N Jefferson St, Cobden, IL 62920
Every other Tuesday, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Open Meeting – ALL women are welcome
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Gateway Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center
Carbondale, IL
Every Wednesday from 4PM – 5:30PM
Closed Meeting – For in-patient women

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Support/Community Group for Senior Citizens

Prairie Living at Chautauqua
955 Villa Ct, Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 351-7955

Meetings held each week in the East building or the West

Please email if you are interested in attending or hosting a group.