Resources and Programs

Franklin County

Franklin County Community Mental Health and Substance Use Liaison Office

Services Offered: 

Recovery Support, Linkage to Care, Narcan, computer lab, homeless supplies, and safe space.

905 West Washington  Street

Benton, IL

West Frankfort

Recovery Resource Center

Services Offered:

Recovery Support Services, Narcan, homeless supplies, and a safe space.

410 West St.Louis St, West Frankfort, IL

Monday  – Friday

Hours: 9:00 am  – 5:00 pm

Williamson County

Recovery Resource Center

1805 West Main St, Marion, IL

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm

Services Offered: Recovery Support, Linkage to Care, Narcan, shower, laundry, some food, homeless supplies, meetings, and safe space.

504 East Broadway Blvd, Johnston City, IL

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm

Services offered: Recovery Support, linkage to care, Narcan,  shower, laundry, daily meals, homeless supplies, meetings, and safe space.

J City Center for Hope and Renewal

Jackson County

Recovery Resource Center

809 West Main St. Carbondale, IL

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm

Services offered: Recovery Support, Linkage to care, Narcan, shower, some food, homeless supplies, meetings, and safe space.

Perry County

Perry County Transition 2 Hope

31 South Division St, Duquoin, IL

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am thru 5:00 pm

Services offered: Recovery support services, Linkage to Care, Narcan, shower, laundry, weekly meal and light food, and safe space.

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.

Local and Regional Resources

Meals Programs

Food and Clothing

Support Services


Recovery Support Services

Residential Programs

About 988

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 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.

Crisis Resources

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:  

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

Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances:    833-2FINDHELP

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