The Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is one of approximately sixty-six community mental health boards in Illinois.  Boards are generally organized on a county basis except in suburban Cook County where there are a limited number of mental health boards in suburban townships.  In addition to Lyons Township, these include Berwyn Township, Cicero Township, Hanover Township, Proviso Township and Riverside Township.  There are no mental health boards in the City of Chicago or elsewhere in Cook County.

To find contact information for  these or other mental health boards in Illinois, please link to the website of the Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois by clicking here

 Then click “Membership Lists” to access the appropriate page.




Family-to-Family 12 Week Education Course

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12 week course for families of adults with severe mental illness. The curriculum balances educational materials and skill  training with self-care, resources, emotional support, and empowerment for advocacy.

  CALL AT 708-524-2582, Ex. 103



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CountyCare Medicaid program for Uninsured Adults

Cook County Health & Hospitals System will be operating a new Medicaid program for uninsured adults in Cook County called CountyCare. This is a Medicaid program through the Affordable Care Act (Healthcare Reform). In addition to primary healthcare, it also has coverage for Behavioral Healthcare and Substance Abuse Services. Click on the links below to find out more information about the CountyCare program.

CountyCare (English)

CountyCare (Polish)

CountyCare (Spanish)


Crisis Text Line

Start the conversation.  Text NOW to 741741.  Free, 24/7, confidential support wit a atrained crises counselor (aka a real-life human being ready to listen)

New hotline lets teens in crisis text for help - Chicago Tribune ~ New hotline lets teens in crisis text for help. Picking up the phone can be tough for teens in crisis. CrisisText Line, a nonprofit hotline that launched in August, joined a handful of crisis centers that make up the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offer texting.


To help support the efforts of the many non-profit organizations in our community the Rotary Club of LaGrange, with the help of Western Springs and Brookfield-Riverside Rotary and using a grant from The Rotary Foundation, created a video showcasing the services offered by several of our social service agencies. 

Please watch the video and share this link with those you think will benefit from the services of the organizations featured.

View the video project:


Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Unite (IPADDU),

Created in September, 2006, it is a free Yahoo group offering online support and resources to parents of teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) as well as self advocates, adult siblings, professionals, and others who care. 

Founded and moderated by parent volunteers Laurie Jerue and Ellen Garber Bronfeld, IPADDU focuses on parent-driven innovative solutions to the challenges of puberty and health, transition, employment and day programming, housing, transportation, public benefits, social and recreational options and anything else of interest and concern to members.

The mission of IPADDU is to give all concerned a dedicated online venue for networking, advocacy and information-sharing so that members know what is happening around the state.

The website provides specific instruction on how to join the group:

You can reach Laurie and Ellen respectively at:



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The State of Illinois Consumer Affairs has a toll-free hotline to address any questions involving Illinois government and services:

1-855-IL-ASK-US  ♦  (1-855-452-7587)




To learn more about the Township of Lyons and the services it offers, please visit their web site at