We hope to inform the community about the agency, current issues and trends in the field of behavioral health and highlight the many resources available to individuals in need of behavioral health services.
Locust Street Resource Center provides a variety of outpatient behavioral health services including mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, adult protective services, and caregiver support services. Our agency is nationally accredited demonstrating that our programs and services meet the standards of excellence required by the Council on Accreditation. In addition, our programs comply with the rules and regulations established by the funding source and state and/or federal regulations. We employ appropriately credentialed professional level staff to provide services consistent with our mission. Our mission is to provide compassionate, professional and responsive services to our communities.
Let’s take a look at our largest program.
Outpatient Mental Health Services
We offer a comprehensive array of mental health services designed to meet the needs of our communities. We are funded to provide mental health services in Macoupin & Greene counties for adults and youth. Additionally, we serve high risk youth in Calhoun, Jersey, and Montgomery counties.
Therapy & Counseling Services
We provide traditional, office-based counseling services at both our Carlinville and Carrollton locations. Our Masters-level, licensed therapists are skilled in solution-focused, evidence-based treatments and work with youth and families, adults and seniors. Individual, couple and group treatments are available and evening appointments are offered for those who are unable to attend appointments during the day.
Psychiatric Clinic Services
Psychiatric services are available at both our Carlinville and Carrollton locations. Our Board-Certified psychiatrists and advance practice nurse work with adults and youth/children providing new patient evaluations, medication assessment and monitoring, follow-up after hospitalization and education. Our psychiatrists are part of a treatment team working with our nurses, counselors and care coordinators to ensure effective and coordinated care.
Crisis Care Services
Sometimes, you do not want to wait for help or you need support after the normal work day. To meet that need, the Locust Street Resource Center operates crisis services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. During our office hours, services are accessible in Macoupin and Greene Counties by calling 217-854-3166 or by walking in at 320 South Locust Street in Carlinville or at Boyd Hospital, 800 School Street in Carrollton. After hours services can be accessed by calling 217-854-3135 ext. 1. This number connects you to the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department where a dispatcher will obtain your contact information and have a Community Support worker contact you.
Our Community Support staff are available to provide focused counseling, support, or linkage to other services. They are also available to meet with individuals face-to-face at a safe, neutral location to provide crisis intervention and assessment for psychiatric hospitalization.
The SASS program is designed to assist youth and their families with an array of services intended to reduce the need for a psychiatric hospital admission and to enhance stability with the family system, school and community. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The SASS program emphasizes symptom reduction, stabilization interventions, family involvement, empowerment and linkage to other services as needed. The youth and their family are involved throughout the treatment process to find solutions to everyday challenges such as parenting issues and household management issues, as well as building communication and problem-solving skills. Service intensity is tailored to the needs of each individual and may be provided at school, in the home or in a safe neutral site.
Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Our IPS program has been nationally recognized for its excellence and currently holds the highest fidelity score in the state of Illinois!
Dartmouth College developed an effective and research-supported service method called Individual Placement & Support (IPS) to assist individuals living with mental illness find and maintain competitive employment. The Locust Street Research Center participated with Dartmouth and the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services in implementing that model at the agency. For all of us, working provides purpose and meaning and over the past several years our employment specialists have helped many enter the job market. We can assist helping write a resume, practice interviewing skills, problem solve obstacles to working (i.e. lack of transportation, legal history, etc.), provide transportation in the job search or in attending an interview and will stay involved after a job has been obtained to provide support during those first days and weeks of working. Services are initiated with a vocational assessment that addresses a person’s job preferences and goals so we work to find a job you want.
Recovery Care Services
Significant strides have been made in the treatment of mental illness. Now, recovery is not only possible, it is expected. The Locust Street Resource Center offers a number of programs and services to assist individuals living with mental illness identify and reach their recovery goals. Once goals are identified, a service plan is developed to reach those goals. Services may include case management/care coordination, psychosocial rehabilitation groups, representative payeeship, money management, symptom management or medication education and monitoring. All services are intended to develop skills to improve or maintain independent living and to increase one’s quality of life.
The Locust Street Resource Center operates a residential home for individuals recovering from mental illness. Our facilities provide a home-like, supportive setting where residents can stay while they work towards recovery and are able to return to independent living. Staff are on site whenever residents are present.