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Will County Community Mental Health Board (708 Board)

Purpose: The Community Mental Health Board is responsible for planning, coordinating, evaluating and allocating funds for mental health resources within Will County.

Composition: 405 ILCS 20/3a. Every governmental unit authorized to levy an annual tax under any of the provisions of this Act shall, before it may levy such tax, establish a 7 member community mental health board who shall administer this Act. Such board shall be appointed by the chairman of the governing body of a county [...] with the advice and consent of the governing body of such county [...]. Members of the community mental health board shall be residents of the government unit and, as nearly as possible, be representative of interested groups of the community such as local health departments, medical societies, local comprehensive health planning agencies, hospital boards, lay associations concerned with mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse, as well as the general public. Only one member shall be a member of the governing body. The chairman of the governing body may, upon the request of the community mental health board, appoint 2 additional members to the community mental health board. No member of the community mental health board may be a full-time or part-time employee of the Department of Human Services or a board member, employee or any other individual receiving compensation from any facility or service operating under contract to the board.

Important Notices

New Meeting Location

Will County Health Department
501 Ella Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
Community Room 1005 A/B


Request for Providers and Community Participation

We need your help! Your contribution is invaluable. The Equity Institute of the Will County Governmental Medical Center (WGMC) is set to conduct a community needs assessment in order to study the mental and behavioral health, substance use, and developmental disabilities needs in Will County. The assessment will specifically focus on identifying gaps in care, local policies, and the impacts on the community. The assessment process will commence in February 2024 and conclude in April 2024. Following the assessment, a comprehensive needs assessment report will be released in May 2024, providing valuable insights that will drive future behavioral health policies and initiatives in Will County, particularly those that impact safety net organizations and the vulnerable populations they serve. The Equity Institute of WGMC is committed to ensuring that the needs of Will County's residents are met, and this assessment is a critical step in achieving that goal.

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News

The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic is partnering with the Will County Community Mental Health Board (708 Board/WCCMHB) to conduct the Board’s first community needs assessment through WGMC’s Equity Institute. Click HERE to read more.
 

Board Members

Name Position
Katrina Jones President
Elnalyn Costa Vice President
Mick Flanagan Secretary
Terri King Treasurer
Jessica Parks Member
Ashely Searing Member
Orlando DeYoung Member
Patricia Meade Member
Juhie Faheem Member

2024 Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled for 3:30pm at the Will County Health Department, unless otherwise posted.

January 8, 2024
February 13, 2024
March 11, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 13, 2024
June 10, 2024
July 8, 2024
August 12, 2024
September 9, 2024
October 15, 2024
November 12, 2024
December 9, 2024

*Meeting Canceled
**Date Subject to Change

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