IMHC contracts with other social service agencies including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, East Central Illinois Community Action Agency, and Lutheran Social Services. Referrals from these agencies are provided assessments, treatment and, when appropriate, linkage to other agencies. IMHC has a particular interest in Child and Adolescent Programs with funding originally from the DHS Early Intervention Mental Health Treatment Grant for serving children ages 0-5 years of age. IMHC has continued the 0-5 program without the originally granted monies.
We utilize referrals and partnerships with:
- Hospitals and clinics
- Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
- Child and family connections
- Community involvement
- Faith based organizations
- Criminal justice staff
- Support groups
- Ford Iroquois LIC
- The Arc of Iroquois County
Medical Service Providers
IMHC receives referrals from primary care physicians throughout its service area. The physicians and IMHC collaborate to provide treatment to their respective clients with the clients’ best interests in mind. The satellite clinics are typically located in medical offices which promote the collaboration of physical and mental health providers.
IMHC collaborates with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, and Riverside Health in Will County.
The majority of IMHC’s clients are covered by Medicare and Medicaid, with only a portion having private insurance. IMHC, through funding received by the Iroquois Community Mental Health 708 Board, offers a sliding fee scale to residents of Iroquois County.
Social Service Agencies
IMHC contracts with other social service agencies, including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, East Central Illinois Community Action Agency, and Lutheran Social Services. Referrals from these agencies are provided assessments, treatment and, when appropriate, linkage to other agencies.
IMHC has a particular interest in Child and Adolescent Programs with funding originally from the DHS Early Intervention Mental Health Treatment Grant for serving children ages 0-5 years of age. IMHC has continued the 0-5 program without the originally granted monies.
IMHC collaborates with the Department of Children and Family Services, A Woman’s Fund, Inc., Harbor House, Kankakee County Center against Sexual Assault, Iroquois Sexual Assault Services, First Methodist Church Food Pantry, and Head Start.
In response to the continued need for assistance, IMHC submitted an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for an Immediate Services Program grant. IMHC was awarded the grant to provide services on a face-to-face basis for those most affected by the flood in Iroquois and Livingston Counties. The grant allowed for funding of six (6) persons to contact residents with materials and wellness checks. The end result was contact made to 1,287 households.
IMHC collaborates with Iroquois County Court System and all neighboring circuit courts.
IMHC is in close contact with local school districts including Iroquois Unit # 9, Iroquois West Unit # 10, Donovan Unit # 3, and Milford consolidated District # 280. Guidance counselors within each of the 6 community unit school districts have consulted with parents and referred students to IMHC for issues that need to be addressed by a professional counselor. IMHC presents programs to students and teachers on such issues as bullying, cutting, and substance abuse. A recent invitation was received by the Substance Abuse Director to present information to junior high students to coincide with Red Ribbon Week, a national week of promoting drug, alcohol, tobacco, and violence prevention.
Community Use of IMHC’s Facility
In keeping with its emphasis on serving Iroquois County, IMHC offers use of its conference room free of charge to community organizations.
- The court-based Juvenile Justice Program meets bi-monthly at IMHC.
- The Iroquois Community Mental Health 708 Board meets quarterly.
- Show bus meets on a quarterly basis.
- Narcotics Anonymous weekly.
- Kankakee Community College tutors GED students on a one-to-one basis.
- The Kankakee County Center against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA) one day week counsels clients from the center free of charge.
- The Iroquois County Agricultural and 4-H Fair, held in July each year, offers IMHC the opportunity to reach the entire county population with information regarding the services and programs of the agency. It is estimated over 71,000 residents of Iroquois and neighboring counties attend this yearly event.
- Each Friday morning at 7:00AM, the IMHC conference room is used by the Iroquois County Chapter of Toastmasters.
- IMHC provides office space free of charge to the Kankakee County Center against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA).