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Services

Case Management

Case Management services are available to any individual seeking services with the agency to provide continuity with health and social services. These services are individualized according to need and are provided in areas related to medication, psychiatric/medical, financial, and coordination/support with community providers and resources.

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Children In Between

Group services are provided to divorcing parents who share children together.  The class provides education and encouragementt to parents.  The program uses workbook exercises and video tape excerpts to address common scenarios in families experiencing divorce.  The course is curriculum based and is approximately four hours in length.

Topics addressed include:  communicating messages to the other parent; avoiding "put-downs" towards the other parent; dealing with money issues related to the divorce; quizzing the child about the other parent; long distance parenting; playing sibling against each other; managing events where both parents are present; child guilt over parents loneliness; threatening the other parent; and quality parenting. 

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Community Housing

Community Housing services are available to individuals 18 years of age or older diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder who require a supervised or supported living environment for community residency. Program services are person centered and focus on improving functioning, increasing independent living skills and other supportive measures according to each individual's unique need.

The Community Housing Program consists of five residential facilities, with individual apartments, each of which may be furnished depending upon the availability of funding: Sterling Apartments, Country Lane Apartments, Harvest House, Curry Lane Apartments and Randolph Lane Apartments.

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Community Intervention

Community Intervention services are provided by staff of the agency upon contact and on an ongoing basis. The MHCWI Substance Abuse Program recognizes the importance of educating the community (i.e. law enforcement, probation, schools, social service organizations, etc.) regarding the services provided by the program, the effects of alcohol/substance use (particularly involving injecting drug users), education on the risks of HIV, and various treatment options.

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Community Support - Individual (CSI), Group (CSG), and Residential (CSR)

Community Support - Individual services are person centered mental health rehabilitation services and supports for children, adolescents, families and adults necessary to assist clients in achieving and maintaining wellness and rehabilitative, resiliency and recovery goals. The service consists of therapeutic interventions that facilitate illness self-management, skill building, identification and use of natural supports, and use of community resources.

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Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention services are provided immediately upon contact to individuals experiencing a major life crisis and/or a rapid decrease in functioning. Individuals are evaluated by clinical staff to determine whether crisis can be deflected or a referral for psychiatric hospitalization is required. After-hour crisis intervention services may also be accessed by calling 217/773-3977, 217/357-3176 or 217/285-6111. The agency has implemented a pager system in which clinical staff rotate on a weekly basis to respond to any pages received from the hotlines.

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Developmental Training

Developmental Training services are available to individuals 18 years or older who have a developmental disability which includes a diagnosis of intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, and/or epilepsy. Program services provide adults with developmental disabilities with an array of daily, structured activities to promote and develop such skills as motor and sensory development, toileting, eating, grooming, expressive and receptive language development, survival skills training, money management, independent living skills, and social/recreational activities; included but not limited to classes in self-esteem building, basic academics and human sexuality.

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Driver Risk Education

Driver Risk Education services are available to persons who have been charged with DUI offenses or violation of similar local ordinances. The purpose of this program is to provide orientation to offenders regarding the impact of alcohol/drug use on behavior and driving skills. It also allows the offender to explore the personal ramifications of their own substance use.
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DUI Evaluation

Evaluation services are available to persons who are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) offenses or violation of similar local ordinances. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the extent of alcohol/drug use and determine the offender's risk to public safety. A subsequent corresponding recommendation for intervention is determined and recorded for the Illinois courts or the Office of the Secretaty of State.
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Early Intervention

Individual or group educational services are provided to educate individuals who are at risk for developing alcohol or substance abuse problems.

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Home and Community Based Support

HCBS services are awarded to children and adults who have been diagnosed with a Intellectual Developmental Disability through an Illinois Medicaid Waiver program, after they have been selected from the PUNS list.  The funds can be used for Developmental Training, Service Facilitation, and Personal Support Workers, who are chosen by the individual to assist at home or in the community to work on their own individual goals.  MHCWI provides Service Facilitation, which includes, but is not limited to writing the Individual Service Plans, monitoring the implementation of the plan, and providing assistance with special funding requests through this waiver. 

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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment services are available to individuals over the age of three who are experiencing psychological, emotional, and/or social difficulties and impaired functioning in handling life's challenges. Individual, family or group counseling sessions provide a supportive environment to manage life's challenges. Treatment interventions include the use of evidence-based practices.

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Peer Support Services

Peer Support Services are available to individuals in recovery from mental illness or dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorders.  This is an individualized, recovery-focused service that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own recovery and advocacy process. Interventions of the Peer Support Specialist serve to enhance the development of natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills.  Peer support may include peer mentoring or coaching, resource connecting, facilitating and leading recovery, educational and support groups, advocating for the person/family served, and/or building community supports.

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Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric services are provided to individuals diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder to evaluate psychiatric symptoms and monitor prescribed psychotropic medications. Psychiatric services are provided weekly by a licensed psychiatrist employed by the agency.
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Screening Assessment and Support Services

Screening, Assessment and Support Services, (SASS) is a crisis mental health program for children and adolescents. SASS serves children experiencing a mental health crisis. SASS services are available by calling the CARES line.
CARES Line: 1-800-345-9049 (Voice) 1-773-523-4504 (TTY)
MHCWI will provide support services for individuals eligible for the SASS Program in the areas of counseling and case management.
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Sheltered Workshop

Sheltered Workshop services provide individuals with disabled conditions with employment opportunities consistent with his/her physical and mental capabilities and supportive services designed to promote employment capacities. The supervised work environment provides occupational experiences similar to those found in competitive work settings, training on work skills to assist individuals in increasing their productive potential, and structure to assist in developing good working habits and attitudes.

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Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse treatment services are available to individuals who are 12 years of age and older who are experiencing difficulties with alcohol and/or other substances. Individual or group sessions provide support with alcohol/substance abuse-related issues and coping strategies to reduce use, maintain abstinence and avoid relapse.
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