Here are some organizations and people we trust that are here to help.

If you need help, don’t wait to reach out.

If this is an emergency, please call 911



Free, confidential 24/7 helpline if you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse.

833-2FINDHELP (1-833-2346-3457)



If you are having suicidal feelings, or if you are concerned that a friend is suicidal, listen carefully, stay with your friend, and get help immediately.

Trained counselors will answer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Live4Lali Mchenry County opioid Overdose prevention program

Free opioid overdose prevention training and naloxone, resources and treatment access for opioid users and their families.

Main office line and email above

Main office line and email above

Alex Mathiesen, McHenry County Outreach Coordinator

Office: 844-584-5254 ext 806

Cell: 708-638-8432


New Directions Addiction Recovery Services

Connect to Recovery Program is a 24/7 call tree that helps connect you with members of the recovery community so you can get constructive peer support, whatever that might mean for you. When you call, a respondent redirects you to one of our volunteers. Every volunteer also has been in recovery for at least a year. This means you’ll get to talk to someone who can provide support from a relatable point of view.

Call Connect to Recovery: (847) 512-8052

Sober Living homes are exclusively for residents who are going through recovery, and is run by professionals who help them through the process. A sober house provides services that help them plan their next move while they live in a stable and safe environment that helps them keep their sobriety going.

New Directions Main Office: (779) 220-0336

McHelp App

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A FREE APP where teens can confidentially and anonymously reach out to professional crisis counselors via text 24/7 and receive an immediate reply if they or a friend is struggling with: bullying; alcohol & drug use; depression; relationship conflicts; exams/finals; anxiety or if they just need to talk.

Download on the App Store:

Download on Google Play:

Thresholds- home help hope

Thresholds assists and inspires people with severe mental illness to reclaim their lives by providing the supports and skills needed to achieve hopeful and successful futures. Serving individuals aged 18 and over with severe and persistent mental illness.

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Office Phone: 773-572-5500

Gateway Foundation


Drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment centers specializing in inpatient and outpatient recovery treatment serving Illinois and nearby.

Call for freedom from your disease: 877-377-2027

Pioneer Center for Human Services


A nonprofit organization helping people live a dignified life of well-being, independence and inclusion. Offers developmental disability, behavioral health, and homeless services

Main Office: 815-344-1230

Diana O’Rourke, MHP, MS. RHY/CCBYS Case Manager/ Crisis Worker

Office: 815-759-7132

Cell: 815-790-3786