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Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois has been organized to effectively and efficiently serve the behavioral healthcare needs of small and rural communities in Western Illinois.

Our mission is to help each individual achieve personal wellness through the provision of cost-effective, person-centered services by qualified and caring staff.

In providing for the needs of a total comprehensive mental health facility, the Board assures that a broad array of effective and efficient mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse service options are available and accessible to all of the citizens of area counties. In planning for the future, Board actions are directed toward improving service options thereby enhancing the quality of life of citizens of our county. The Board has fundamental values that guide its actions:

  • To conduct the business of the Board with integrity, with social responsibility, and in the best interest of the citizens and taxpayers of local counties
     
  • To promote a full array of coordinated mental health service options based on an assessment of needs in order to make a positive difference in the mental health of residents of area counties
     
  • To provide leadership of a coordinated health services system with ongoing communications among providers, advocates, recipients, citizens, boards and funders
     
  • To expend funds to purchase necessary, effective and cost efficient equipment/supplies.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–02.22.17 Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois awarded Three-year CARF accreditation

Mt. Sterling, Illinois — (02.22.17) — CARF International announced that Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois has been accredited for a period of three years for its following programs:

  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Community Housing: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Community Integration: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Community Integration

This accreditation will extend through November, 2019.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization's substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable. Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois is a nonprofit organization with offices in Brown, Hancock, and Pike Counties.

CARF CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

Roxie Oliver, Executive Director stated: "Receiving the highest level of accreditation continues to give evidence to the amazing and dedicated staff we have and the fantastic job they do to ensure MHCWI provides quality services.  MHCWI is primarily funded by the State of Illinois, which is going on two years without a budget.  The lack of a budget has a significant impact on our daily operations, but gives further evidence that we are blessed to have such dedicated, loyal, and compasionate staff that hold themselves accountable to delivering the highest standard of care."

For additional information, contact Roxie Oliver, Executive Director, at 217-773-3325.

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