Information and Resources
The Arc of Illinois
Our mission is to empower persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.
Community Action for Referenda to Ensure Stability (CARES)
The Community Action for Referenda to Ensure Stability educates and empowers local communities to obtain the reliable funding they need to make sure those who need it most are not left behind.
CBHA-Community Behavioral Healthcare Association
The Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois (CBHA) is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization representing the interests of community behavioral healthcare agencies in the state of Illinois.
Children’s Mental Health Network
The Children’s Mental Health Network provides weekly news and unbiased analysis of key issues focused on children, youth and families’ mental health and well-being.
IABH-Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
Our mission is to advocate for people interested in the substance use disorder field, including clinicians, consumers, family members, individuals in recovery and youth.
IARF-Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
IARF represents community providers of services and supports for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
ICHF-Illnois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
To ensure every child in Illinois has the opportunity to grow up healthy. Working through grantee partners across the state, the Foundation focuses its grant making on identifying and funding solutions to the barriers that prevent children from accessing the ongoing health care they need.
ILAPSC-Illinois Association of Problem Solving Courts
The mission of ILAPSC is “to promote Problem-Solving Courts in Illinois by providing education, assistance, training and development through collaboration of behavioral health and justice systems.”
Illinois Partners for Human Services
Educating and informing human service providers and their clients about the basic rights we all deserve. Our human services network supports the most valuable asset Illinois possesses – its residents.
IPHA-Illinois Public Health Association
The Illinois Public Health Association is the oldest and largest public health association in the State of Illinois. As one of the largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association, IPHA is widely recognized as a leader in the field of public health advocacy, health education and promotion.
LEAD-Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities
The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to a single mission: advancing sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability.
Mental Health Summit – Illinois
Organized as the Illinois mental health community’s united voice on mental health policy.
NACBHDD-National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors
The only national voice for county and local behavioral health and developmental disability authorities in Washington, DC.
NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
National Council for Behavioral Health
Our mission is to advance our members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare.
National Federation for Children’s Mental Health
Is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.
The mission of OPEN MINDS is to provide health and human service payers and provider organizations – and the organizations that serve them – with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Advocate for 708 Boards
Website dedicated to Northern Illinois communities working to put a referendum on the ballot for a 708 board.
GOVERNMENT RESOURCES– STATE
Illinois Legislature and Legislation
To find information on legislation in both the Illinois House and Senate.
Illinois Governors Office
The Governor’s Office News page provides access to all press releases from the Governor’s Press Office, addressing topics such as education, budget issues, Illinois resources, public safety, health care, and much more.
HFS-Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Is responsible for providing healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and for providing child support services to help ensure that Illinois children receive financial support from both parents.
DCFS-Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families
DHS-Illinois Department of Human Services
To assist our customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families and communities.
IDoA-Illinois Department on Aging
The MISSION of the Illinois Department on Aging is to serve and advocate for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.
Division of Mental Health
The primary mental health mission of the Office of Mental Health is to help maximize community supports and develop skills for persons with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance.
DASA-Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
DASA’s mission is founded upon the belief that human suffering and social and economic loss caused by the illness of alcoholism, addiction to controlled substances and the abuse and misuse of alcohol and other drugs are matters of grave concern to the people of the state of Illinois.
Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities provides leadership for the effective management of the design and delivery of quality outcome-based, person-centered services and supports for individuals who have developmental disabilities. These services and supports will be appropriate to their needs, gifts, talents and strengths; accessible; life-spanning; based on informed choice; and monitored to ensure individual progress, quality of life, and safety.
IDPH-Department of Public Health
To promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.