Sibshops are awesome celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs. These events acknowledge the challenges and rewards sisters and brothers face on a daily basis, and allow siblings from many families to meet in relaxed, supportive and recreational settings. Sibshops for children, and Teen Sibshops for adolescents, allow young people a safe space to share their common joys and concerns while enjoying fun activities.

Upcoming Sibshops

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

Sibshops take place between 2:30 - 5:30pm at the JCFS Northbrook office.

(255 Revere Dr., Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062)


Northbrook 2015 Dates

September 27

October 18

November 15

December 13


For information on Northbrook Sibshops, contact Tammy Besser, LCSW at or 773.467.3751


About Sibshops

JCFS utilizes the Sibshop model developed by Don Meyer of Sibling Support Project.  For more detailed information about Sibshops, visit the national Sibshop website at