Crossroads Area Home School Association
200 families near Bloomington, IL. CAHSA was formed to create a sense of community as well as to provide an easily accessible network of communication and resources which will better equip parents, enhance the experience for students, and educate local communities about the viability of homeschooling.
Central Illinois – Springfield
Queen of All Saints Home Educators
QUASHE is a group of Catholic Homeschooling families in the Springfield, Illinois Area and Sangamon County, as well as Central IL. You will be asked to join the group only after joining the Queen of All Saint Home Educator’s Support Group.
Springfield Illinois Homeschool Loop
This is a loop to post all the events, activities, discounts, and other things of interest to homeschoolers in the central Illinois area, specifically focused around the Springfield area.
St Therese Catholic Home Educators
Supports homeschooling families in Central IL who follow the magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Cook County – Chicago
Chicago Homeschool Groups
Non-sectarian, Inclusive, and Religious (Catholic, Christian & Muslim) Home School Support Groups in and around Chicago, IL, Cook County.
Decatur Area Homeschool Network
A dedicated group of homeschool families from the Greater Decatur Illinois area. Members of this network share homeschool information and available community resources for their homeschooled students and families.
Mid-Illinois Cooperative Adventures in Homeschooling
MICAH is an inclusive, nonsectarian, homeschooling group in the greater Decatur, Illinois area. Everyone is welcome.
Many Rivers Unschoolers
Many Rivers Unschoolers is an all inclusive homeschooling group comprised of approximately 35 families in Naperville, Aurora, Joliet and surrounding communities, including Will, DuPage and surrounding counties in the west, far west, and southwest suburbs of Chicago.
Jasper County Christian Home Educators
This is a group for Christian Homeschoolers in Jasper County Illinois. Please feel free to discuss anything regarding homeschooling and legal issues that may confront us.
Off The Beaten Path
An inclusive support network of unschooling and eclectic homeschoolers based in Lake County, Illinois.
Madison County Homeschoolers
This group is for sharing information about curriculum, classes, field trips and anything related to homeschooling. Any homeschooling family is welcome to join, but most events will be in the Madison County area.
Metro-East Secular Homeschoolers
We meet in the Illinois Metro East area of St. Louis including the towns of Glen Carbon, Edwardsville, Troy, Fairview Heights, and O’Fallon. We are a secular group that follows no particular religion and doesn’t bring religion into our curriculum.
McHenry Co. Homeschool Happenings
This group is designed to help all of us in McHenry County stay in touch with one another, share our group events with one another, and help each other find the local resources we need to succeed beyond our wildest dreams.
Association of Peoria Area Christian Home Educators
APACHE is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a board of directors. We are not a membership organization, but instead offer a monthly newsletter, annual convention, used curriculum fair, and various events such as the “Getting Started” meeting. Yahoo Group.
Special Needs – Unique Challenges
This group is for parents homeschooling children with special needs in Peoria and nearby. This is a place to share resources and encourage each other on this journey.
Chicagoland Homeschoolers Inclusive Play & Support
An inclusive, secular group for all types of homeschooling families. Our group meets every Tuesday from 11:00 to 3:00 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Plainfield.
A homeschool cooperative in Joliet, IL dedicated to assisting families in nurturing their children by providing excellent instruction from a biblical worldview.
Homeschool Resource Center
Provides information, advice, encouragement and resources to Christian homeschooling families in Monee, IL. The Center also conducts monthly meetings that include discussions on various subjects pertaining to the heart of homeschooling and home discipleship.
Illinois Homeschoolers for Open Peaceful Education
I-H.O.P.E. is a homeschool co-op located in Rockford, IL. I-H.O.P.E. provides support and encouragement to all; regardless of age, ethnicity, family compostion, gender, learning disabilities, religion or lack there of, or sexual preference; believing that all families have the right to educate their children in an open, peaceful manner.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Home School
Catholic home school group for families that live in northern Indiana and Illinois.
QCA Secular Homeschool Group
Geared toward families who are homeschooling for reasons other than religion and who are looking for an alternative to religious homeschool groups.
Quad Cities Homeschool Coalition
A site for homeschoolers in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas to share information about upcoming events for homeschoolers, homeschooling discounts, field trip opportunities, great websites, inspiring curriculum, helpful resources, words of wisdom, and whatever else you would like to communicate with others.
Southern Illinois Homeschoolers
Let’s admit it … Homeschooling is HARD! We need support in order to keep it fresh and sometimes to survive. Share ideas, your day, great times, and frustrations of homeschooling. The good, bad, and the ugly! I don’t mind at all for people to post things for sale or want to buy … as long as it pertains to homeschooling.
Splendor of Truth Catholic Home School Group
Members are from northeastern Illinois (Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Waukegan, Gurnee, Wadsworth, Russell, etc) and southeastern Wisconsin (Kenosha, Racine, Pleasant Prairie, Sturtevant, Mount Pleasant, etc.)
Support Group Lists
Illinois Email Lists, Support Groups, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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