Resources and Programs

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.


         Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10:00 am- 5:00pm

                Tuesday 10:30 am-6:00pm

 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.

Local and Regional Resources

Meals Programs

Food and Clothing

Support Services


Recovery Support Services

Residential Programs

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 you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, you may call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255). Caring staff will connect you with the closest possible crisis center in your area.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hour):    800-273-TALK (8255)

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