Established in 1969 as a 501 © (3) nonprofit corporation, the Community Resource Center, Inc., (CRC) exists to develop, promote, and support programs for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. CRC’s funding is provided by Illinois Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), and other federal, state and local funding including US Federal Probation, County 708 Mental Health Boards, third party payors, patient fees, and private donations. CRC’s funding is provided by Illinois Healthcare and Family Services, Illinois Department of Human Services, and other federal, state, and local agencies.
CRC services are governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprising individuals, including primary and secondary consumers, with professional, academic, or general interest in the Agency’s mission.
CRC is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprising individuals from the community that have interests in CRC’s mission.
Community Resource Center’s mission statement is: To provide quality recovery oriented behavioral healthcare treatment, prevention and educational services for the communities of our catchment area.
CRC provides mental health and substance use assessment, referral and treatment services to residents of Marion, Clinton and Fayette Counties, as well as surrounding counties without discriminating and are responsive to ethnic background, physiological characteristics, physical situation, religion, religious or spiritual beliefs, cultural orientation, personal or social creed, national origin, race, color, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and HIV status. Prevention services are provided to designated service areas.
For the Agency to continue to provide quality services, it must assess the needs of the service area and endeavor to develop programs to satisfy those needs. Every effort will be made to obtain external funding for new programs.
Community Resource Center (CRC) provides programs for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of mental health and substance use problems. Educational programs, advocacy, support groups, outreach and transitional living are also available. Specific services that support all programs include the following:
Both Mental Health and Substance Use treatment services encompass individual, family and group services as well as additional programs which provide treatment and education. These services are coordinated between the mental health and substance use clinical staff who cooperate in the delivery of programs which may be of benefit to individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use problems. Services are available for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens.
CRC programs offer individual, face-to-face counseling, assessment, crisis and referral services to clients presenting with mental health or substance use disorders. Education, counseling, referrals, etc., are used when appropriate in the provision of treatment. HIV/AIDS risk reduction education and TB education and referrals for testing are provided routinely. An individual treatment plan is developed with each client with the goal of making improvements in their identified needs.
CRC staff attempt to involve family members in treatment whenever possible. Sessions for individual families are offered as well as group programs. The goals are to enhance understanding within the family, work toward problem resolution, enhance overall family functioning and improve family relationships. In addition, intervention training for families is provided.
The staff have developed and provide a variety of group programs for both mental health and substance using clients as well as family members. Using input from clients and the community, the staff members develop relevant group programs that address the needs of the consumers. The goals for the groups are to enhance the individual's functioning through the interactions made available by the group process. Groups are available to treat multiple issues including anger management, offenders of domestic violence, parenting, coping skills, substance use, anxiety, depression, etc.
Crisis Line Service is offered twenty-four hours a day, 365 days of the year. A primary answering service screens calls and gives service availability information to callers. Calls requiring counseling are forwarded to an on-call counselor who contacts the caller. A crisis staff person is available to assist in hospital emergency rooms in crisis assessment and referral for individuals needing inpatient treatment.
CRC has an appreciation for the high prevalence of traumatic experiences in person’s who receive mental health and substance use services. CRC strives to have a thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological and social effects of trauma and violence on the individual. To be trauma informed, CRC has implemented the following: Early Screening and Comprehensive Assessment of Trauma, Consumer and Family Driven Care and Services, Trauma Informed, Educated and Responsive Workforce, Provisions of Trauma-Informed, Evidence Based and Emerging Best Practices, Create a Safe and Secure Environment, and Engage in Community Outreach and Partnership Building. To respond to the trauma needs of our consumers, CRC offers trauma informed services and they are highlighted in the program section of this report.
Prevention services are intended to decrease the likelihood of alcohol and other drug use. Prevention programs work to increase awareness of alcohol and other drug problems, change community attitudes, promote healthy lifestyles, provide alternative drug-free activities, etc.