The McHenry County Mental Health Board (MHB) is a special purpose unit of government regulated through the Community Mental Health Act. The Community Mental Health Act authorizes the levy of an annual tax and empowers the MHB to administer the levy through the direction of a nine‐member board of community representatives appointed by the County Board.

For County Fiscal Year 2024, the MCMHB has allocated $10,009,607 in local funds supporting MHB network services and activities including 31 agencies offering a continuum of 75+ services, programs and projects providing prevention, treatment, and recovery support for McHenry County residents. In addition, the MCMHB has allocated $529,439 Opioid Settlement funds, supporting treatment and recovery services for opioid use disorders and other substance use disorders and programs per Approved Abatement Program list.

Twenty Second Judicial Circuit Court

Funded Amount: $267,500‐government/courts/22nd‐judicial‐circuit/office‐of‐special‐projects

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, DUI and Drug Courts) 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.
  • Wellness Recovery Ambassador uses Recovery Support Specialists who commit to supporting, guiding, and being a support person to those individuals for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the afflicted with a mental illness and substance use disorder, the Ambassador can help the individual to develop and reach positive academic, career and personal goals.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

Funded Amount: $630,289‐care/behavioral‐mental‐health

Ascension Behavioral Health Medicine Institute 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 and Intensive Outpatient Program serves adolescents ages 13‐18 if still in high school and children ages 8‐12 years providing three to six hours of daily programming to include: Group therapy skills based groups, Expressive Therapy, School, Spirituality, Family Therapy, and Clinical Outcomes collected.
  • Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatric and Clinical Services a satellite outpatient clinic in the existing PHP/IOP space to provide much needed psychiatric and clinical services.
  • Autism & Neurodevelopment Therapist services for individuals across the lifespan with autism and related intellectual/developmental disorders include; Individual therapy, Family therapy, Social and emotional wellness groups, Caregiver skills training groups, Non‐diagnostic autism and developmental screenings and Linkage to additional supportive services and community resources
  • Clinical Navigator this position will assess needs of schools/districts through ongoing meetings and partnership with social workers, teachers and administrators, offer menu of services based on school/district identified needs, identify and meet with other C/A stakeholders to assess needs and develop partnerships, create topics for speaking, conduct workshops and presentations as a subject matter expert, partner with stakeholders to secure and administer the Illinois youth survey, work to help schools develop post hospitalization

Association for Individual Development (AID)

Funded Amount: $345,725

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, who work as part of a multi‐disciplinary team to provide holistic and comprehensive medical and counseling servicesto 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 Supportive 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 Recovery Support Services provides group and individual counseling and therapy, psychiatric intervention and medication, and integrated primary healthcare via nursing services. Services also include: marriage and family counseling (bilingual), medication management, psycho‐social rehabilitation, assistance in securing entitlements for those who are eligible, education and guidance to access natural community supports, and crisis intervention. Services promote mental wellness and recovery to prevent psychiatric hospitalization, institutionalization, incarceration, and housing stability for individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges who reside in McHenry County.

Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, Inc.

Funded Amount: $400,000

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

  • Psychiatric and Tele‐psych Services Aunt Martha’s model of integrated care brings 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.

Child Advocacy Center of McHenry County, Inc

Funded Amount: $135,000

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of McHenry County is to reduce trauma to child victims of abuse through coordinating a timely, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary response in reported cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. The Child Advocacy Center of McHenry County serves all children under the age of 18 in McHenry County where there is a suspicion of child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and/or a child witness to a violent crime.

  • Secondary Trauma Services provide a program where officials and advocates from many disciplines, including Law Enforcement, Department of Family and Child Services and the State’s Attorney’s Office, converge to make decisions regarding the investigation and treatment of child abuse victims. The goal is to ensure that young victims receive child‐focused services in a child sensitive environment and non‐offending


Funded Amount: $594,188

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 Supporting activities and initiatives that focus on independent or supported employment, engagement in volunteer opportunities or community integration including both social and recreation activities, participants who attend CHOICE are given the freedom to select their activities daily. Through empowering them to become involved in their communities, they flourish as individuals, employees and neighbors.
  • Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Supported Employment inherent in this position is building relationships with community employers, learning about their business needs and positions available at their business. At least six employer contacts will be made each week in order to build contacts, have access to professional networks and learn about employment opportunities for program participants. The program will provide individualized supports that are time‐unlimited, and continue for as long as the job seeker wants the assistance.
  • Voucher Respite Program a service that supports families who are caregivers to their loved one(s). Respite gives them an opportunity to receive a break from caregiving, knowing that their family member(s) is in caring, loving, and safe hands. It is vital and healthy for family members to rest and recharge. Through the Voucher Respite Program, Clearbrook serves, supports and creates possibilities and opportunities for the family members as well as the children and adults who are receiving services.
  • CILA ‐ Woodstock Each resident has their own Implementation Strategies that reflect their strengths, weaknesses, goals, and challenges. The strategies concentrate on specific activities and knowledge including: 1) Independence in Daily Living; 2) Community Integration; 3) Economic Self‐Sufficiency; and 4) Self‐Administration of Medicine. The objective for an individual who resides in a CILA is one of self‐advocacy (funding effective 6/1/24).

Community Health Partnership of Illinois

Funded Amount: $594,188

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 Services for All is an integrated, prevention‐oriented behavioral health program targeting, but not limited to, the Latino population in the Harvard Health Center service area and offers Spanish Outpatient Therapy, Spanish specialized psychiatry services via Telehealth and Community Mental Health Outreach and Education The “Salud para Todos” curriculum is designed to strengthen the knowledge about mental health issues and coping mechanisms, utilizing resources to help those suffering from mental health issues access the services available to them in the community.