The Illinois State University Police Department (ISUPD) is launching a co-responder program this semester with hopes of helping individuals in crisis. In collaboration with The McLean County Center for Human Services (MCCHS), the program pairs a police officer with a crisis worker to respond to mental health calls.
“It's just so important because we see the community needs, the gaps in services, the barriers to care,” said Sonja Workman, the peer services development and community training program manager at the McLean County Center for Human Services [MCCHS].
The McLean County Center for Human Services will now enter this state network. CCBHCs provide care to anyone who asks, regardless of their ability to pay. They also have 24/7 behavioral health crisis operations and coordinate care across the communities they serve.
24-Hour Crisis Team
The Crisis team provides quick, on-site counseling and evaluation to individuals in crisis situations. Team members travel to all parts of McLean County and function as a mobile crisis unit.
Behavioral Health Urgent Care
The Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) at the Center is available free of charge to individuals 18 and older experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The BHUC provides an alternative to emergency departments for individuals who are not in need of medication or medical support.
Current hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.; Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Medical staff are available to provide evaluation and treatment for Center clients in need of psychiatric care. Assistance is given by nursing staff to provide services including medication monitoring and client education.
Outpatient Counseling Services
Outpatient Counseling offers clinic-based individual counseling to those struggling with behavioral health problems including depression, anxiety, trauma, family/life stressors, anger issues, and behavioral concerns.
Psychiatric treatment is provided to adults and adolescents with high-risk, severe, and persistent mental illness. Services include psychiatric evaluation, psychotropic medication management, nursing support, and case management.
The Recovery Program offers person-centered and strengths-based individual and group services to adults struggling with behavioral health problems.
Screening and Intake
Persons seeking behavioral health treatment can call or walk into the agency during normal business hours. A screening will be completed to gather information and determine the correct services and programs to meet your needs.
Youth Outreach Services
Youth Outreach Services offers counseling and case management to school-aged youth in McLean County who struggle with behavioral health problems including sadness, anxiety, anger, attention difficulties, behavior issues, trauma, legal involvement, and family/life stressors. Services are provided in the home, school, and community.
The Center provides exemplary programs to help McLean County individuals and families achieve hope, stability and independence. We operate at “the Center” of our community to provide timely, caring, professional behavioral health services.