Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 275 East Court Street, Suite 102
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: 815.939.3543
Fax: 815.939.3557
TDD Phone: 815.939.3543
  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Outpatient Mental Health Counseling
Description: Services available in the outpatient programs include the following:
- mental health assessment and individualized treatment planning
- therapy and counseling services (including behavior therapy- cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy, sand/sensory therapy, psychodynamic therapy)
- family therapy
- parent resource developer support and intervention, parent support group and parent skill training and development
- SASS/Mobile Crisis Response for those persons at risk of psychiatric hospitalization
- case management and outreach and engagement for the hard to reach population
- psychiatric and nurse services for those in need of medication services.

Our staff also work very closely with other community providers to ensure linkage and care coordination, as well as service integration with the specialty court services programs.

Service/program name: Parent and Family Support Group
Description: Support group and resource meetings held for parents and also parent and child together. Advocacy services also provided for parents and youth in the community.

Service/program name: SASS/ Crisis Response
Description: SASS/Mobile Crisis Response is a crisis mental health service program for those individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency and are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization. SASS/Mobile Crisis Response series are available/initiated by calling the CARES line at 1-800-345-9049. The Helen Wheeler Center local SASS MCR team may be reached at 815-939-3991.
Phone: 1.800.345.9049
  General Information:
Description: The Helen Wheeler Center is an outpatient community mental health center. The HWC is a comprehensive outpatient behavioral health agency that provides mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in our community and its surrounding areas. Services available include the following for persons suffering from a mental illness: mental health assessment and individualized treatment planning; therapy and counseling services (which include behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy, sand and sensory therapy, psychodynamic therapy) family therapy, parent resource developer support and intervention, parent support group and parent skill training and development; SASS/Mobile Crisis Response for those persons at risk of psychiatric hospitalization; case management and outreach and engagement for the hard to reach population; psychiatric and nurse services for those in need of medication services.

Our staff also work very closely with other community providers to ensure linkage and care coordination.

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1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
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