If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, contact the Illinois HelpLine.
Illinois Helpline: 1-833-234-6343
Text "HELP" to 833234
If you are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, contact the 988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE:
CALL OR TEXT: 988
Iroquois Mental Health Center offers outpatient mental health services for children and adults; psychotherapy, counseling, psychiatric consultation; gambling services; substance abuse counseling, including state-certified DUI services; and job, forensic, and crisis services. Family, group, and individual services are offered.
Iroquois Mental Health Center 24/7 Crisis Services: 815-432-5241
Gibson Health of Watseka Office: 815-432-1078
Gibson Recovery Optimizing Wellness (GROW) Office: 217-784-2807
Celebrate Recovery is a safe place where people can share openly and experience healing through God's love.
Contact: Gwen Childress 815-549-8764
at Trinity Church
1658 E. Walnut
Watseka, IL 60970
SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to addiction recovery. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. It's a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change.
Through mutual support meetings, offered online and in-person, participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life.
Have a problem with alcohol? There is a solution. A.A. has a simple program that works. It’s based on one alcoholic helping another.
Narcotics Anonymous is comprised of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using.
Iroquois County Public Health Department offers free naloxone to residents of Iroquois County. Individuals can call to make an appointment.
Iroquois County Public Health Department:
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Residents of Iroquois County can receive FREE Naloxone/Narcan Nasal Spray to reverse an opioid overdose by visiting stopoverdosedeath.org. (This FREE Naloxone/Narcan Nasal Spray is distributed through mail delivery or drive thru pick up.)
If you or your organization would like Narcan training, please call 815-802-9400 and press 5.
Never Use Alone is a National Overdose Prevention Lifeline. Users can call the lifeline while they are using and staff will stay on the line until they are safe.
Meeting people where they are, on the other end of the line, one human connection at a time. No judgment. No stigma. Just love!
The smokefree.gov website provides free tools and tips to help users quit smoking or vaping. A Live Help Chat is also available.
Today is a great day to quit.
It's never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking now improves your health and reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses.
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
211 is a free, confidential phone line - available 24/7 - which connects you to a live operator who will guide you to programs and services based on your specific resource needs. You can dial 2-1-1 if you are looking for services including: food, shelter, clothing, utility assistance, and other social service programs. 211 is made possible in partnership by United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties and Ascension Saint Mary.
Helpline Center: 211
The Kankakee-Iroquois Help Information Network connects residents of Kankakee and Iroquois counties, in east central Illinois, with government agencies, human services, and non-profit organizations. Kan-I Help is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley.
Clove Alliance provides hope and healing to survivors of sexual violence by improving the quality of services for survivors, assisting in their recovery, and working towards the elimination of sexual violence. We offer counseling services, medical and legal advocacy, a crisis hotline, case management, and prevention education free of charge to individuals and organizations in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford counties.
Clove Alliance (Watseka Office): 815-432-2779
Clove Alliance 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 815-932-3322
To learn more about Clove Alliance, please visit: clovealliance.org
Harbor House provides free services to victims of domestic violence and their children in Kankakee and Iroquois counties, including emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, court advocacy, group and individual counseling, referrals, and community education.
Harbor House Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: 815-932-5800
Kankakee Community College offers the General Educational Development (GED) test which allows adults to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills equivalent to a high school diploma. Having a GED provides many opportunities, especially in the job market, for those who did not graduate from high school. It also is a first step toward a college degree.
Charlotte Kramer, Kankakee Community College Coordinator Student Support and Transition for Adult and Community Education: 815-802-8300
East Central Illinois Worknet offers career services (job search assistance, resume/interview help, online applications, local LMI, etc.) to anyone who walks in the office. They also offer job training (going to college for a vocational education program) to qualifying individuals.
workNET Iroquois County: 815-432-5246
1001 E. Grant Street, Watseka, IL
Walk-in Hours: Wednesday and Thursday (9:00 a.m.-Noon), Friday (by appointment only), closed Noon-1:00 p.m.
This resource card was developed under a grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) DFC Support Program, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the ONDCP, HHS, or CDC.