A Way Out - McHenry County
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A Way Out - McHenry County offers substance abuse assessment 24/7 to anyone in McHenry County that wishes to seek recovery.  Appropriate inpatient or outpatient referral and placement are determined by assessment and based on availability.  If you are unable to pay for treatment due to lack of insurance or financial resources, you will not be turned away from participation in the program. A Way Out - McHenry County works with providers that are able to accept a number of different insurance plans and accommodate those without insurance. 

 

 

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Drug and alcohol overdose is a leading cause of death in Illinois and has greatly impacted McHenry County. To help reduce the number of fatal and nonfatal overdoses in McHenry County and alleviate the many individual and societal harms caused by substance use disorders, the McHenry County Substance Abuse coalition and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, in cooperation with local police agencies, Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital and the McHenry County Mental Health Board, are actively taking a step toward assisting individuals who request help with confronting and addressing their disorder by connecting users to treatment providers. 

Participation is simple:

  1. Walk through the main doors of any of the participating police departments (see additional information) .
  2. Tell the clerk at the reception window that you are here to participate in A Way Out - McHenry County.
  3. The police will provide transportation from their location to Northwestern  Medicine Woodstock Hospital for an assessment of your treatment needs. 
  4. The assessment of your treatment needs will include a history of your use as well as current medical, social and emotional issues which may impact your recovery.  Appropriate inpatient or outpatient referral and placement are determined by assessment and based on availability.  

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAM:  CLICK HERE 

A Way Out Navigator

SARA CRAIN

815-347-0385

SXCrain@McHenryCountyIL.gov

The navigator provides the following services:

  1. If appropriate placement is not available at the time of assessment the navigator will work with you for community support until placement is secured.
  2. Assist with transitions from different levels of treatment being provided.  For example, if you are placed in a detox center and need to be moved to an inpatient treatment program.
  3. Connect you to community-based recovery support.
  4. If you choose not to follow-through on recommended treatment after your assessment the navigator will continue to work with you to develop safety plans and when you are ready placement for treatment.

For details of the program please read this information:       English                 Español      

 If you have questions call Sara Crain at 815-347-0385 or your local police department non-emergency number.

Agency

Phone

Cary

847-639-2341

Crystal Lake

815-459-2020

Fox River Grove

847-639-2411

Harvard

815-943-4431

Hebron

815-648-2351

Holiday Hills

815-385-2828

Huntley

847-515-5311

Island Lake

847-526-8764

Johnsburg

815-385-6024

Lake In The Hills

847-658-5676

Lakemoor

815-385-4111

Lakewood

815-459-3025

Marengo

815-568-7231

McCullom Lake

815-338-2141

McHenry County Sheriff

815-334-2144

McHenry

815-363-2200

Prairie Grove

815-455-3918

Richmond

815-675-2596

Spring Grove

815-728-0535

Wonder Lake

815-728-0535