620 Dakota Street Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: 815-455-2828 | Fax: 815-455-2925
Email: informationrequest@mc708.org
McHenry County Crisis Line 1-800-892-8900

Our Mission
To provide leadership to ensure the prevention and treatment of mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse by identifying, planning, coordinating, fostering development, and contracting for quality services for all citizens of McHenry County, Illinois.

Our Vision
That all McHenry County residents experience optimal mental wellness through access to an integrated system of behavioral healthcare services of excellent quality, representing a recovery and resiliency focused, consumer-driven, culturally inclusive, community-based continuum of care.

 Our Purpose and Philosophy
The Illinois Community Mental Health Act mandates that each Community Mental Health Board in the state: 

  • Review and evaluate community mental health services and facilities
  • Plan for programs of community mental health services and facilities
  • Consult with others regarding the most efficient delivery of services
  • Appropriate funds to maintain mental health services and facilities

The McHenry County Mental Health Board sees its role in a larger context, however, than that presented in the Act. The Board realizes that it exists at the will of the community as expressed by passing the referendum. The Board therefore is mandated to assure on behalf of the community that those in need of mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse services will have those services available to them. To accomplish this task the Board must continuously engage in policy development focused on their governance of all access, quality and cost concerns for their constituency's behavioral healthcare needs.