Resources and Programs
The LifeSource Recovery Center is located at 1011 East 6th Street in West Frankfort, IL. This new recovery resource center is the result of a community partnership aimed at supporting people experiencing chronic substance use and homelessness as they work towards recovery.
Monday -Friday: 10:00 am- 5:00pm
The J City Center for Hope and Renewal is a first-of-its-kind recovery resource center where people seeking recovery from substance use and homelessness can find the support and resources needed to successfully achieve long-term recovery. Recovery resource centers provide positive social environments free from the stigma people experiencing substance use and homelessness typically encounter.
Monday -Friday: 10:00 am- 5:00pm
Come visit us at
504 E. Broadway Blvd. Johnston City, IL 62951.
Peer Recovery Support Services
Take Action Today is a Recovery Community Organization that specializes in Peer Recovery Support Services, which are nonclinical. All persons seeking/receiving services shall be referenced as Participants.
Peer recovery supports services are part of an emerging transformation of systems and services addressing substance use disorders. They are essential ingredients in developing a recovery-‐oriented system of care in which clinical treatment plays an important, but singular, role. Acute care substance use treatment without other recovery supports has often not been sufficient in helping individuals to maintain long-‐term recovery. Substance use disorders are currently understood to be chronic conditions that require long-‐term management, like diabetes. Peer-‐based recovery support provides a range of person-‐centered and strength-‐ based supports for long-‐term recovery management. These supports help people in recovery build recovery capital—the internal and external resources necessary to begin and maintain recovery (Best & Laudet, 2010; Cloud & Granfield, 2008).
Peer recovery support focuses on long-‐term recovery and is rooted in a culture of hope, health, and wellness. The focus of long-‐term peer recovery support goes beyond the reduction or elimination of symptoms to encompass self-‐actualization, community, and civic engagement, and overall wellness.
The unique relationship between the Peer and the Participant is grounded in trust and focused on providing the individual with tools, resources, and support to achieve long-‐term recovery. Peers work in a range of settings, including recovery resource centers, recovery housing, drug courts, and other criminal justice settings, hospital emergency departments, child welfare agencies, homeless shelters, and behavioral health and primary care settings. In addition to providing the range of support encompassed in the Peer role, they take an active role in outreach and engagement within the recovery community.
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988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Mental health or substance use crisis, or
- Any other kind of emotional distress
People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Need for 988
Too many people are experiencing suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress without the support and care they need, and sadly, the pandemic only made a bad situation worse when it comes to mental health and wellness in America.
There are urgent realities driving the need for crisis service transformation across our country. Some statistics:
- In 2020 alone, the U.S. had one death by suicide about every 11 minutes
- For people aged 10 – 34 years, suicide is a leading cause of death, and
- From April 2020 to 2021, over 100,000 individuals died from drug overdoses.
To reach caring, qualified responders, connect with the Veterans Crisis Line, many of them are Veterans themselves. This free support is confidential, available 24/7, and serves all veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their families and friends.
Veteran’s Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 TTY: 800-799-4889
Text Line: 838255 Online Chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24 hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional. Call: 1 (800) 345-9049 … TTY: 1 (773) 523-4504.
CARES Line (24 hour): 800-345-9049
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
800-622-HELP (4357) Free and confidential treatment referral and information service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
This 24-hour 7 day a week national Safeline is for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help. 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or text: 66008
National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) Text Line: 66008
If you or someone you know is suffering from an opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders, call the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at 1-833-2FINDHELP to speak with a trained professional for support and advice or to be directed to customized resources or visit HelplineIL.org
Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances: 833-2FINDHELP HelplineIL.org
If you or someone you know has mental health and/or substance use challenges and would like to receive support by phone, call the Illinois Warm Line at 866-359-7953. Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as the caller recovers.
Illinois Warm Line (Recovery): 866-359-7953