MHB Funded Agencies and Services

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22nd Judicial Circuit
Specialty Courts
2200 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-334-4913

The Twenty Second Judicial Circuit Special Courts Programs assist adults with mental illness, substance abuse/dependence, and co-occurring disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system.

  • Specialty Courts Programs (Mental Health & Drug Court) services are provided with an interdisciplinary team approach including circuit judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, law enforcement officer, probation officers and treatment professionals. Services include comprehensive behavioral health and physical health assessments, service plan development, engagement and support, consultation and compliance monitoring.

Amita Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital  
1650 Moon Lake Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 | 800-432-5005

Amita Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital provides personalized, compassionate care for the entire spectrum of behavioral disorders, from depression and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. They are committed to making excellent care available in our communities for a wide range of conditions and diverse groups of patients. 

  • Youth Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program is a partnership with Horizons Behavioral Health for Psychiatry services for adolescents ages 12-18. Services include: Group therapy-skills based, Expressive Therapy, School, Spirituality, Family Therapy, Clinical outcomes collected, Remote telehealth assessments, and streamlined access to specialty services as needed.

Association for Individual Development (AID)
309 W. New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506 | 630-966-4000 |
McHenry County Location: 5343 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050 (Primary Office)| 847-931-2340
109 S. Jefferson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 (Satellite Office) | 847-931-2340

Association for Individual Development (AID) provides services to individuals who have developmental, physical and/or mental disabilities, those who have suffered a trauma, or those at risk.

  • Psychiatric and Tele-Health Services featuring Nursing, Scheduler/Transcriptionist and Tele‐Health services works as part of a multi‐disciplinary team to provide holistic and comprehensive medical and counseling services to individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges. This holistic approach, leveraging best practices and evidence based treatment, is a proven method for assisting clients in achieving overall wellness so that a client can engage with social and community supports, improve overall functioning and remain productive.
  • Behavioral Health Supported Living Services program offers intense, customized coordination services focused on homeless prevention, treatment, support and recovery; providing integrated primary and behavioral healthcare, psychiatric services, and permanent supportive housing services to at-risk McHenry residents with mental and behavioral health challenges.
  • Behavioral Health Bilingual and Outpatient Services Case managers and therapists provide customized services designed to promote mental wellness, recovery and prevent psychiatric hospitalization, institutionalization, incarceration and homelessness for individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges who reside in McHenry County.

Aunt Martha's Health Center
3703 Doty Rd., Medical Bldg. 1, Suite 1, Woodstock, IL 60098 | 877-692-868 |
McHenry County Location: Centegra Hospital - Woodstock, 3703 Doty Road, Building 1, Suite 1, Woodstock, IL 60098 

Aunt Martha’s is one of the state’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers. Behavioral health services include adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry and therapy, individual counseling, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment.

  • Psychiatric Services Aunt Martha’s has expanded its model of integrated care by bringing psychiatric care and behavioral health (BH) services into the primary care clinic setting by offering routine mental health screening and access to treatment to: promote early detection and improved management of treatment; reduce the stigma of treating mental health disorders and offer convenience to patients; promote adherence and strengthen monitoring of the treatment plan; and, build on the existing, ongoing PCP and patient relationship.

Behavioral Perspective, Inc
3S140 Barkley Ave.Warrenville, IL 60555 | 331-431-4006 |

Behavioral Perspectives, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality, client-centered ABA programming. They believe top quality service starts with having a highly trained team and they’re committed to the development of their entire staff. Each member of the team plays an integral role in ensuring your child reaches their maximum independence and improved quality of life. Services are offered in-home or at one of multiple clinics in the greater Chicagoland area, including Lake in the Hills.

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis is a science devoted to the improvement of human behavior. In children with autism, behavior comes in the form of communication, actions, and thoughts. Services offered can help your child communicate effectively, acquire skills, and learn positive behaviors. ABA teaches valuable skills, including increased language, self care, independent play, and social skills - while simultaneously decreasing behaviors such as tantrum, aggression, or self-injury.

1835 W. Central Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-870-7711 |
McHenry County Location: 16E Crystal Lake Plaza, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 847-507-4663

Clearbrook provides services, programs and support for children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual/developmental disabilities as well as their families.

  • CHOICE Program is innovative in offering participants "choices" in the areas of employment, volunteering, leisure activities and socializing in settings that utilize natural supports in the community and through community partnerships.Families/participants also have a "choice" to participate in the program on a full or part time basis. The CHOICE program model includes a specifically developed personal exploration tool (PEP).As each participant enters the program they "discover" their interests and document them via the PEP.This is the foundation for the program's person centered model of service design and delivery.

Community Health Partnership of Illinois
205 W. Randolph St., Suite 2222, Chicago, IL 60606 | 312-795-0000 |  
McHenry Co. Location: Harvard Area Community Health Center, 62 N. Ayer St., Suite A & B, Harvard, IL 60033 | 815-943-4339 

Community Health Partnership of Illinois provides comprehensive, integrated primary health care services targeting underserved, predominantly Latino rural populations, including migrant and seasonal farmworkers and families throughout northern and central Illinois.

  • Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health for Our Community is an integrated, prevention-oriented behavioral health program targeting the Latino population in the Harvard Area Community Health Center service area. It will provide Spanish outreach therapy, community mental health outreach and education as well as care coordination and referrals for clients in need of medical, substance abuse and psychiatric services.

Consumer Credit Counseling of Northern Illinois
PO Box 885, 400 Russell Court, Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-338-5757 |

CCCS serves anyone in need of financial, credit or housing assistance. Services include: credit and debt counseling and education, Debt Management Programs which pay off unsecured debt at reduced interest and fees; Credit Report analysis; Bankruptcy counseling and education; housing counseling services. 

  • Mental Wellness Through Financial Counseling Services provides basic mental health screening, budget counseling, debt management programs to expunge unsecured debt, bankruptcy counseling and education and mortgage default and foreclosure prevention counseling.Clients are also counseled on the means to improve their credit. CCCS also provides pre-purchase and pre-rental counseling for homeless families.

Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, Iowa & Nebraska
321 West State Street, Suite 208, Rockford, IL 61101 | 815-964-2689
McHenry County Location: 333 Commerce Drive, Suite 500, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-893-0709

The Epilepsy Foundation is a voluntary health agency dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.

  • Epilepsy/Brain Injury Services Program provides a unique care delivery model which uses intense case management/case coordination, mobile health (telemedicine) as well as direct (physical presence) Epileptologist visits to improve access to sub-specialty care for patients living in McHenry County with epilepsy and/or brain injury.This unique model of care combines four typically disconnected domains:medical, mental health, medication reconciliation and social services..
  • Psychiatry Services Program patients receive medication management and/or therapy at each session.Outcomes and progress are discussed weekly with an epilepsy sub-specialist.Therapy interventions include: Project UPLIFT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Family Therapy, Pediatric Therapy, Counseling, etc. For school age patients a strong emphasis is put on integrating therapy with school staff. Our on-site nurse monitors medication refills and day-to-day medication management.Our psych program case manager schedules, triages and coordinates the care of each patient along with the mental health APN to ensure follow through with schedules and care plans.

Family Health Partnership Clinic
401 East Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 779-220-9300 |

The Family Health Partnership Clinic provides health care to those in our community who do not have health insurance of any kind. The Clinic has an integrated mental health component and provides brief therapy for patients who are facing mental health issues as well as physical health problems.

  • Therapist treats individuals in need of behavioral health services and service delivery with appropriate mental health assessments, treatment plans along with short term mental health treatment. Services are conducted by a Spanish bilingual therapist who works closely with the physical health providers and nurses to help identify patients in need of behavioral health services.
  • Patient Navigator Program provides basic mental health screening and links individuals in need of behavioral health and other critically needed services with the provider organization that can provide appropriate assessment and service delivery as indicated.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center
370 Summit Street, Suite 1A, Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-608-1344 |
McHenry County Location: McHenry Community Health Center 3901 Mercy Drive, McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-363-9900

GEFCC is a community health center that provides quality health care to all, including those who don’t have the ability to pay.

  • Behavioral Health Integration uses screening, brief intervention (including Behavioral Activation) and referral to treatment (SBIRT). The program is team-based with full integration between primary and behavioral health care including shared patient scheduling, shared treatment planning, and shared record keeping.
  • Psychiatry provides patients age 15 years and older with Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Education and Medication Monitoring.

Harvard Community Senior Center                                                                        
6817 Harvard Hills Rd., Harvard, IL 60033 | 815-943-2740 |

The Harvard Community Senior Center serves McHenry County seniors by providing evidence-based programs, services, and social activities at a pleasant, safe and welcoming gathering place and/or in the senior’s home or other comfort setting.

  • PEARLS Program – Depression in the Elderly includes active screening for depression, using a trained depression care manager, a team approach, stepped care, and built-in follow-up.A depression care manager (Pearls Counselor) delivers brief, evidence-based interventions over 19 weeks - in the senior's home or other comfort setting - and provides education and self-management support. The program is participant-driven and uses proactive outcome measurement & tracking.

Home of the Sparrow, Inc.
4209 Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-271-5444 |

Home of the Sparrow provides Transitional Shelter, Affordable Housing and Rapid Re-Housing combined with Supportive Services that address the core issues of homelessness. Home of the Sparrow serves single women, pregnant, women, and women with children. 

  • Counseling & Case Management staff assist clients in learning coping skills for anxiety and PTSD; staff recognizes and addresses symptoms of depression or other mental health issues.They provide assistance in navigating resources and systems to ensure they receive proper mental health and/or substance abuse treatment as well as intensive and individualized case management and counseling.

Horizons Behavioral Health Professional Services, LLC
500 Coventry Lane, Suite 205, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-455-7100 |

 Horizons is an outpatient behavioral health facility, serving McHenry County residents of all ages with a diagnosis of mental illness. Services include psychiatric diagnostic evaluations along with medication management and therapeutic injections, psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, and psychological testing.

  • Psychiatric Residency Program provides psychiatric services to patients in McHenry County by psychiatric residents.
  • Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program in collaboration with Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health provides adolescents ages 12-18 with 6-hours of daily programming including Group Therapy-Skills Based, Expressive Therapy, School, Spirituality and Family Therapy.

Independence Health & Therapy
2028 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-338-3590 |  

Independence Health and Therapy provides outpatient mental health services to community members who are experiencing difficulties due to mental illness. Services are personalized to the needs of each participant by assessing his/her strengths, abilities and preferences.

  • Narrative Therapy Support Group The intent of this service is to provide preventative support groups, counseling and education for caregivers and program participants at risk of clinical depressions, anxiety, and higher physical health needs by arming them with specific tools and resources for healthy habits
  • Psychiatric Services the geriatric psychiatrist provides a person-centered approach to behavioral health issues using behaviorally- evidence based interventions to address primary mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, while also offering assistance to older adults in coping with the psychological and emotional consequences of illness, loss of loved ones, relocation to new living situations and care giving demands.

Live4Lali, Inc.                                                                                                                      
3255 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Ste. 508, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 | 844-LV4-LALI |

Live4Lali works to reduce stigma and prevent substance use disorder among individuals, families, and communities, and minimize the overall health, legal and social harms associated with substance use. 

  • McHenry County Opioid Use and Overdose Health Outreach Program is an outreach-based model offering opioid overdose prevention (naloxone training & distribution) and other public health education and supplies, peer recovery support, and case management services for individuals suffering from a substance use disorder, their loved ones, and professional groups working with the population.

Mathers Community Mental Health Center, LLC & Mathers Recovery
145 S. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-444-9999 |

 Mathers’ sole priority is towards the emotional well-being of the individual: adults, children, adolescents, couples and families counseled. Professionals include: Psychiatrists, PhD/PsyD, LCSW, LCPC, and LMFT.

  • Psych Express Clients who are in crisis mode will receive an assessment by a qualified mental health professional and then see a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner for additional treatment which may include medication monitoring or a higher level of treatment.Our goal is same day or next day treatment.
  • We treat everyone with respect and dignity.
  • Mathers Recovery offers the best recovery program for long term results, through evidence based clinical practices, client centered education, research and peer support.
  • Medically Managed Opiate Recovery Program services are designed to support recovery, health and well-being of the person served, enhance their quality of life; reduce symptoms and build resilience; restore and / or improve functioning and support the person’s served integration within the community

NAMI - McHenry County (NAMI - MC)
620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 | 815-308-0851 |

NAMI-McHenry County is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives for those whose lives are affected by mental illness. NAMI-McHenry County offers an array of free services including self-help groups, educational classes, workshops, trainings, community presentations and advocacy.  These free services draw on the lived experience of individuals who have experienced mental illness in their lives. 

  • Recovery Support Services provide evidence-based educational classes and training that informs and equips families, community members and professionals with the knowledge to understand the different brain and mood disorders, identify the signs and symptoms of a mental health condition, and how to provide healthy support and safe intervention.

New Directions Addiction Recovery Services
93 E. Berkshire Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 779-220-0336 |

New Directions is focused on providing a network of service that address substance abuse in the community. The organization’s focus is on three areas: advocacy, treatment, and continued support.

  • Sober Living Case Management Life skills training conducted by Case Mangers include basic budgeting, resume development and interviewing techniques, and support for following through with legal and personal commitments. This support provided through Case Management allows individuals in early sobriety to focus on their recovery. As a central key to our approach to relapse prevention, we provide support from multiple approaches to help treat the various underlying factors that contribute to substance abuse and relapse.
  • Recovery Coach for Connect-to-Recovery Program addresses service gaps in McHenry County for individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse disorder, or having recently suffered an opioid overdose. The premise of the project is to utilize volunteers from local 12-step recovery programs at various contact points when an individual suffers an overdose or has otherwise decided to get help for their addiction.

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
285 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 | 815-459-0737 |

NISRA provides year round special recreation programs that meet the social, cognitive, physical and emotional needs of people with disabilities so that they may participate actively in their community in the least restrictive setting. 

  • SASS Therapeutic Intervention provides emotional disturbed youth at risk of institutional placement with positive life experiences which fulfill their treatment plan as defined by the SASS Panel and to develop social skills in the context of a public recreational experience.The main treatment modalities include individual and family assessment, leisure education, and a wide array of community based group activities and interventions.
  • McCAP Community Integration Outings provides structured community based therapeutic recreation services to young adults with multiple developmental disabilities who have aged out of public school services and may not be appropriate for placement in traditional day services programming.
  • Day Treatment provides structured community based therapeutic activities for children who have a severe disability (MI or DD) as defined by DCM-5-TR and ICD-10-CM.The purpose of the program is to provide a variety of therapeutic activities that promote normal socialization, physical and emotional health, increased self-esteem, self-actualization and constructive use of leisure time.
  • Respite Services facilitates a voucher based reimbursement system that allows families to access community based recreation and leisure activities/services.

Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
415 W. Golf Rd, Suite 47, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-806-6526 |
McHenry County Location: 104 Minnie Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-671-4004

Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Northwest CASA) is a full service agency that provides free services to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones within McHenry County.

  • CARE Center Sexual Assault Intervention Program consists of the following services:24/7 medical advocacy for a sexual assault victim who seeks emergency room medical care in a McHenry County hospital; 24/7 criminal justice advocacy (in English and Spanish) at any police station in McHenry County; court accompaniment (in English and Spanish) of victims to any criminal justice proceeding in McHenry County; 24/7 telephone crisis intervention if called upon by the McHenry County Crisis Line; individual family and couple counseling (in English and Spanish) for victims of any age and their significant others.

Northwestern Medicine
3701 Doty Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-338-2500

Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital, an extension of Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, in Woodstock is a regional destination for behavioral health services and outpatient care. The 34-bed hospital features inpatient behavioral health services, as well as an emergency department and a wide range of outpatient services including laboratory and medical imaging. 

  • Behavioral Health Access and Crisis Services ensures our community members have immediate access to a crisis phone line and face to face crisis assessments, focusing on supporting an array of crisis response and stabilization services.
  • Substance Abuse Nurse Educator & Community Liaison focuses on leveraging Centegra, Mental Health Board, and community resources to enhance knowledge and accessibility to substance abuse information and services across McHenry County.This role supports the following key initiatives/partnerships: Law enforcement Narcan/Naloxone program, A Way Out Program, Community education and training events, Substance Abuse Coalition activities, Mother and newborn opioid initiatives, and Nursing CEU Liaison.

Options & Advocacy
365 Millennium Drive, Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 | 815-477-4720 |

Options & Advocacy (O & A) for McHenry County is a non-profit organization serving McHenry County since 1994. Over the years, we have provided high quality services and supports to thousands of infants, children and adults with developmental needs and their families.

  • Bilingual Liaison offers all of the services that Options & Advocacy provides to the Spanish speaking community.
  • Autism Resource Center provides supports to individuals who have or are suspected to have an autism diagnosis, and their families. Services offered include: Resource & Referral, Diagnostic Information, Educational Advocacy, Community Education, Family Education, Parent Mentoring, Quarterly Newsletters, and many Monthly Support Groups.

Pioneer Center for Human Services
4001 Dayton Street, McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-344-1230 |

Pioneer Center for Human Services provides Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services, Community Based Services, and McHenry County PADS—Homeless Services, helping to empower individuals to achieve their full potential. 

  • BH Residential Group Home Unfunded Clients provides comprehensive care to those struggling with behavioral health concerns. Individuals with a mental health diagnosis as their primary diagnosis enter into the group home program in order to get supportive services to support and advance the individual’s recovery.
  • Recovery Specialist (PADS) assists PADS clients (with mental health and/or substance abuse needs) in regaining control over their own lives and control over their recovery processes. The Recovery Specialist provides consistent guidance and often acts as a critical person for the client to turn to for motivation and compassion.
  • Respite Services focusing all services for 2019 on In-Home, Voucher based respite services for children (under the age of 22). The program allows for families to be reimbursed for care provided in the home, by family chosen caregivers.
  • Client and Family Services (CFS) programming offers the clients training in all life skills areas to promote and/or maintain the highest level of independence.
  • Community Employment Services (CES) is a specialized program that matches the community’s employment needs with individuals that have dynamic strengths and talents.
  • IDD Community Inclusion an Inclusion Coordinator plans structured, recreational activities utilizing their Therapeutic Recreation certification to assist individuals to increase wellness, social connectedness and overall well-being.
  • Autism Day Program focuses on individualized service planning, skill development, education, socialization, community inclusion, therapy/sensory supports and volunteer opportunities.
  • IDD Wellness Nurse key areas include exercise, nutrition, and monitoring of health related stats such as weight and blood pressure. The Wellness R.N will also assist with day program medication and treatment administration that any day program participant require to be able to attend our services.
  • Dayton Day Services provides skills training, workplace skills, socialization opportunities, recreational opportunities, classroom activities, leisure time skills, and activities in the community will be an integral part of the program. Activities such as shopping, fitness, bowling, banking and going out to lunch will provide the participants with socialization opportunities in a community setting. Volunteer opportunities are also provided, including working at a food bank, animal shelter, local libraries, and ReStore. All Individuals are involved in developing an individual person centered plan.
  • Entitlement/Benefit Specialist is a “support” level position that provides assistance with coordinating client care.
  • Me Program is a self-driven community based program that provides a variety of in-house and community based opportunities. Me provides programming to individuals who wish to enrich their lives, work on life goals chosen by themselves, and become more active in their community.

Rosecrance, Inc.
1021 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107 | 815-387-5610 |
McHenry County Location: 422 Tracy Court, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-363-6132 
                                                620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Rosecrance is a private not-for-profit organization offering behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and families throughout the country. Rosecrance offers comprehensive addiction services for adolescents and adults, including prevention, intervention, detoxification, inpatient and outpatient treatment, experiential therapies, dual-diagnosis care and family education.

  • Substance Abuse Services focus is on teaching alcoholics and addicts how to live with the condition for a lifetime through abstinence, with the help of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and other natural support systems in the community.
  • Mental Health Services provides accessible, coordinated and evidence-based/best practice mental health treatment and crisis intervention to residents of McHenry County, based on system of care principles and through an array of services designed to achieve effective outcomes supporting a recovery based model.
  • Psychiatry To provided Psychiatric intervention to Children/Adolescents/Adults by the way of Psychiatric Diagnostic, Medication Monitoring, Medication Management, and Medication Education and ensuring medication availability for medically indigent.
  • Recovery Home provides stable housing for those in recovery from substance dependence who need further services to enhance their recovery process.Our clients need to be 18 and above male or female clients who are in need of further stabilization after residential or primary treatment.
  • Community Based Adolescent Services are a collection of comprehensive services that assist client and families in the specific areas that they require the most support. These services are delivered in the clients and families most natural environment including their homes, schools and community. The comprehensive services include mental health and substance abuse school assistance counselors and community based case managers.
  • SASS Support offers 24/7 children and adolescent emergency screening and assessment services for immediate treatment, which often includes hospitalization. Emergency assessments are completed in the community.
  • Substance Abuse Recovery Coach focuses on teaching people with substance abuse disorders how to live with the condition for a lifetime through abstinence, with the help of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and other natural support systems in the community. This service will be available to all substance abuse clients at all levels of service and will provide an opportunity to train the Recovery Coach as a Certified Recovery Professional.

4101 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613 | 773-572-5300 |
McHenry County Locations: 109 S. Jefferson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-338-8324
          620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois each year. Through care, employment, advocacy, and housing, Thresholds assists and inspires people with mental illnesses to reclaim their lives.

  • Non-Medicaid Community Support Services Community Support Services offer support for members in their homes or in the community, and are adapted to meet the unique recovery goals and needs of our members.These services aid members in maintaining the stability of psychiatric symptoms between psychiatry appointments and other, more traditional treatment interventions.Assertive Community Treatment provides a self-contained treatment program for those County residents with serious mental illness and who struggle to maintain themselves in the community.
  • Representative Payee Services Community Support Staff work with each member to create a monthly budget/spending plan. Assisting the member in developing financial goals, including, when appropriate, assuming full independent responsibility for their benefits, as well as working to scaffold money management skills with discretionary spending while maintaining a safety net, assuring payment of priority expenses of housing, food and medical/psychiatric care.
  • Housing Specialist works with other providers to identify homeless individuals with mental illness and facilitate their transition in one of our three Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs.They will also be the local manager of HMIS reporting data.Additionally, the Housing Specialist develops relationships with the McHenry Housing Authority, landlords and property managers to expand to inventory of available affordable housing for County residents with mental illness who would otherwise have difficulty finding and maintaining stable housing.
  • Nurse completes all administrative duties in a manner that assures that the integrative health needs of the members are adequately addressed, including advocating with Medicaid and/or the member’s Managed Care Organization (MCO), process and track all prescriptions, and serve as the Medication Officer as well as liaison and clinical consultant with all clinical teams (with the exception of ACT).

Transitional Living Services, Inc. dba TLS Veterans
5330 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-679-6667 |

TLS Veterans works to guide homeless veterans back into the community as productive members; engages military families as they face emotional challenges of deployment and reintegration; and challenges residents in our community to support veterans, the troops and military families.

  • Recovery Support and Treatment, New Horizons ensure that clinical services in the form of recovery support are provided to the formerly homeless veterans going through the transitional living program, New Horizons. These services are provided while the veterans reside in the program as well as after discharge if they choose the ongoing support.
  • Recovery Support and Treatment, Peer Support Group is comprised of three veterans who are certified as peer support specialists, who manage the drop-in resource center at the agency. They receive phone calls and drop-in visits from veterans and/or veteran family members who need mental health support for any reason.

Turning Point, Inc.
PO Box 723, Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-338-8081 |

Turning Point is a domestic violence agency with a mission to confront violence against women and children in McHenry County, Illinois. Turning Point offers services to women, men and children. 

  • C/V Advocate services include: crisis intervention and stabilization, secure emergency shelter, legal and non-legal advocacy, individual and group counseling, support groups and referral services.
  • CVA Outreach Events prevention and education advocate visits county schools and summer camp programs and provides age-appropriate presentations on the effects of bullying and violence. At the high school level, teen dating violence is addressed.
  • Trauma Based Services address adult and child mental health issues resulting from past domestic violence trauma ensuring client safety prior to implementing service delivery models and applying trauma-based strategies throughout every step of the process.
  • Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) provides education to adults, mostly men, who are abusive or are at risk of abusing their partners or family members. The program is an extension of victims’ services in that it functions as a way to stop or limit the violence other women and children might experience with the client in the future.

Youth and Family Center of McHenry County
3430 W. Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-322-2357

The Youth and Family Center of McHenry County exist to ensure empowerment and growth for youth and families by partnering with our community to provide direct services and linkage to individuals in McHenry County.

  • Youth Prevention Program enables, empowers, and encourages youth to achieve positive growth and development, improve expectations and capacities for future success, and avoid and/or reduce risk-taking behavior. The program offers adult-supervised, preventative programming after school when youth are highly likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors and/or experience isolation.
  • Adult Prevention Program empowers adults with vital skills and knowledge to increase their level of functioning and to improve their quality of life.The services provided reinforce positive mental health choices, promote healthy lifestyles, and improve clients' capacity to access essential services
  • Bilingual Service Navigation Program provides basic mental health screening and one-on-one navigation services to individuals and families to help discern their needs and provide linkage support, including linguistic and cultural interpretation of documents and services. The types of services that clients request assistance connecting to are basic need, interpretation, medical and mental health services, child care, employment, education, legal and immigration issues, and parenting resources.

Mental Health Board and Provider Managed Activities
Mental Health Board and Provider Managed Activities include Network Marketing, Training and Training Materials as well as access to medication, transportation, interpreter and specialty services. Also included is support of the “A Way Out” and Psychiatric Loan Recognition programs.

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The McHenry County Mental Health Board (MCMHB) is the largest funder of services for county residents with mental health and substance abuse needs and intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to its governing board, the MCMHB works in close partnership with its funded providers, known collectively as the Network Council. Both of these bodies are described in further detail in the attached report.

In 2016, as part of its goal of creating a more meaningful voice for the Network Council, the MCMHB engaged in a strategic planning process. Supported by planning consultants, the process began in September 2016 and spanned a six-month period ending in February 2017.  Click here to view the McHenry County Mental Health Board Network Council Strategic Plan.

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