Community Involvement

HSC maintains active involvement in the broader healthcare community, the safety net community, the faith community and the business community - building partnerships is essential to building hope and opportunity for all Greater Peoria citizens.

Central Illinois Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

HSC is a member of The Central Illinois Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, an advocacy group of 40 plus members dedicated to promoting recovery for those affected by mental illness. The group’s mission is to build partnerships and the necessary elements for recovery in our communities. Members include community agencies, hospitals, the medical school, health department, school officials, mental health association, Division of Mental Health of the Department of Human Services, local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, private counseling groups, employers, Peoria county sheriff's office, primary consumers, and others. Founded in 2002 by Representative David Leitch prior to the closure of Zeller Mental Health Center, the group continues to meet monthly and the steering committee, of which the HSC is a member, meets weekly.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Peoria County

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Peoria County was formed to try to reduce the number of deaths directly related to drug or alcohol consumption in the county. The Coalition's mission is to unite community members and resources to ultimately increase awareness of substance abuse within Peoria County and reduce substance abuse in teens and young adults between the ages of 13 and 25.

Mental Health First Aid

HSC is now offering Mental Health First Aid courses to the community. HSC has partnered with the Mental Health First Aid program to provide in-person training which teaches people how to help people with a mental illness or in a crisis. Click the logo below, or contact (309) 671-8005 for more information.

The Mental Health First Aid Logo