Weekly Agency Update
The Weekly Agency Update, also known as the Hot Sheet, provides up-to-date information from providers to assist in facilitating quality care, as well as information about training opportunities, events and groups.
McHenry County Crisis Program: 1 in 4 people will have some sort of mental health problem in their life. If you are encountering problems yourself, or know someone else who is experiencing them, please phone the McHenry County Crisis Line at
MCHELP: Teens can confidentially and anonymously reach out to professional crisis counselors via text messaging 24-hours a day/7 days a week and receive an immediate reply if they or a friend is struggling with: bullying; alcohol & drug use; depression; relationship conflicts; exams/finals; anxiety or if they just need to talk. The app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. This free service is provided by The McHenry County Community Foundation, Centegra Health System and McHenry County Crisis Line.
McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition: The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition meets in an effort to address identified substance abuse issues in McHenry County. Members represent law enforcement, healthcare professionals, schools, business community, parents, youth, media, religious organizations, volunteer groups, government, those in treatment and recovery, and those organizations that serve people in treatment and recovery. Everybody is welcome! To learn more, visit
Care Trak: The McHenry County Care Trak provides peace of mind when an individual has a loved one who might wander from home, by providing a mechanism for local law enforcement to successfully search for an individual and bring them home safely. For more information, please check out the links below. You can also contact the Care Trak Coordinator by calling the Mental Health Board at 815-455-2828. Completed applications can be faxed to 815-455-2925 or mailed to the Mental Health Board.
Care Trak Brochure
Care Trak Application
2-1-1: United Way 2-1-1 is for times of non-emergency crisis as well as for everyday needs. The 2-1-1 call specialists are available to help individuals locate health and human service assistance, on everything from mortgage assistance, EITC tax help and food and shelter, to job counseling services and health resources. United Way 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services.
Recovery and Empowerment Handbook, 10th Edition: The IDHS/DMH is pleased to announce the release of the 10th edition of the Recovery & Empowerment Handbook, available in English and Spanish both online and in print. The Handbook is an excellent resource for both individuals receiving services and staff, as it emphasizes ways individuals can take a more active role in their own treatment and recovery.
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Recovery Connection is a comprehensive website dedicated to helping people, or their loved ones, in need of help with detox, drug addiction or alcoholism find treatment. Recovery Connection® provides a free 24/7 national helpline.
People in Need Forum is an annual opportunity for volunteers and staff from human service, civic, and faith-based organizations, that connects participants to community resources and provides important information for those in need.
Helping Numbers for McHenry County: a phone number list of organizations in a variety of categories and services including: abuse/neglect, advocacy, autism service needs, housing concerns and many others.
2018 Behavioral Health Resource Fair Booklet: a listing of organizations that participated in the McHenry County Mental Health Board's annual resource fair in August. The booklet includes information about the services they provide, types of insurance accepted as well as contact information and phone numbers. This is a great resource for school professionals to enhance their ability to provide information and referrals to the families and individuals they work with.People in Need Resource Directory: a listing of organizations with information about the services they provide, their hours of operation as well as their address and phone numbers.
2018 PIN Directory
IL Warm Line: Phone support for persons with mental health concerns and their families. Operated by professional Peer Support Specialists who have experienced mental health recovery in their own lives. Specialists are trained in emotional support, recovery education and self-advocacy support; ready to listen and help. We provide referrals and information on community supports. Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as you recover or help a family member or loved one to recover.
Call: 1 (866) 359-7953
- From the main menu, select option #2 for Consumers and Families
- Next, select option #5 for the Warm Line
- Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
IL Warm Line Brochure & Flyer
To view the McHenry County Mental Health Board's Corporate Waste, Fraud and Abuse policy and reporting form click here.
To view the McHenry County Mental Health Board's Complaint and Grievance policy and reporting form click here.
McHenry County Adolescent Psychiatric Service Report, June 30, 2017 - The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the current environment of child and adolescent psychiatric services in McHenry County to help answer whether more inpatient services are needed, or whether alternate opportunities can meet the community’s needs. This report will provide an analysis of the need, the challenges present in supporting development of services, and methods in which the County could address the concerns raised by the community. McHenry County Adolescent Psychiatric Services Report