Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health

Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
Outpatient community mental health center serving those in the Kankakee and surrounding areas. Provides comprehensive behavioral health services to children, families, adolescents and adults. The HWC is IL Medicaid certified and nationally accredited through CARF. The HWC accepts IL Medicaid, including the contracted managed care plans. Offers a sliding scale option for those without insurance.
Central Illinois


Mental Health Counseling:

Child and Family Services, Adult and Case Management Services, Mental Health Juvenile Justice

Mental Health First Aid Classes

Trained instructors in MHFA in both Adult and Youth Curriculum. Also trained in special curriculum for public safety personnel, and fire/ems personnel. Contact the Center if interested in scheduling a class for your group or organization.

Parent and Family Support Group

Support group and resource meetings held for parents and also parent and child together. Advocacy services also provided for parents and youth in the community.

Services available in the outpatient programs include the following:

Mental health assessment and individualized treatment planning. Therapy and counseling services (including cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy, sand/sensory therapy, psychodynamic therapy). Family therapy. Specialty court involved services. Parent resource developer support and intervention, parent support group and parent skill training and development. Case management and outreach and engagement for the hard to reach population. Psychiatric and nurse services for those in need of medication services. Our staff also work very closely with other community providers to ensure linkage and care coordination, as well as service integration with the specialty court services programs.


08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Last Updated: 02/09/2024 at 09:47 AM