Stroke Support Group of Southern Illinois Meetings take place the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9am to 11am. The location is SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Enter the main visitor entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Turn left and follow the sign. The purpose of a stroke support group is to provide stroke survivors and their family caregivers an opportunity to support each other as they strive to rebuild their lives and promote health, independence and well-being. We provide a light snack and monthly speakers.