About FVMHAC

The Fox Valley Mental Health Advocacy Council is dedicated to ensuring a positive change of perception of mental illness and related issues, improving early identification and intervention, and enhancing the quality and simplifying the accessibility of support systems.

Comprised of local mental health professionals, school personnel, and other community members, the Fox Valley Mental Health Advocacy Council formed as a result of recommendations from the 2013 St. Charles D303 Summit on Mental Health which highlighted the need to combat stigma and expand awareness and access to mental health services.

Since that time, the Council has become an independent organization and has expanded to include the Tri-Cities (St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia) and surrounding communities. 

National Crisis Line 
800-784-2433

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-273-8255

Emergency
If you have an emergency situation, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room

ReferralGPS

District 303 has contracted with ReferralGPS, an organization that enables families to use a searchable database of local mental health and substance abuse-related treatment resources. ReferralGPS:

  • provides Care Navigation to assist families in researching and obtaining an appointment
  • can be accessed by District 303 students, staff and families at no cost
  • is completely confidential and securely stored
  • is an optional resource that families are not required to access
  • is available throughout the summer months and will be utilized by Student Support Teams in the fall


ReferralGPS Continued:

  • filters information based on a mental health concern, clinician gender/specialty, location, and insurance acceptance
  • is available for all types of private and public insurance options including PPO, HMO, Medicaid
  • provides options for families who are uninsured or underinsured

To search for treatment resources or connect with a Care Navigator anonymously, families may access ReferralGPS by utilizing this link: https://referralgps.com//find-help/D303

Mental Health Resources 2021

Hospital Mental Health Services (Regional)

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Hoffman Estates, IL
800-432-5005

Northwestern Medicine Health System - Behavioral Health
630-933-4000
Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL
Delnor Hospital, Geneva, IL

Linden Oaks at Edward - Behavioral Health
630-305-5500
St. Charles, IL
Naperville, IL

Presence Health Outpatient
Provena Mercy Hospital, Aurora, IL
630-859-2222
Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, IL
847-695-3200

Tri-Cities Mental Health Providers

Centennial Counseling Center
St. Charles, IL
630-377-6613

Creekwood Associates
St. Charles, IL
630-377-1414

The Couples Clinic
Geneva, IL
630-232-7457

David Goodman & Associates
St. Charles, IL
630-377-3535

Legacy Clinical Consultants
Naperville, IL
877-443-7030

McKane & Associates
St. Charles, IL
630-377-7226

Peter Temple & Associates
Geneva, IL
630-232-7245

Riverview Counseling Services
St. Charles, IL
630-587-3777

TriCity Family Services
Geneva, IL
630-232-1070

Suicide Prevention Services
Batavia, IL
630-482-9696

Substance Abuse Providers

Breaking Free
Aurora, IL
630-897-1003

Gateway Foundation
Aurora, IL
877-321-7326
24-hour Helpline 877-505-4673

Renz/Ecker Center for Behavioral Health
Elgin, IL
847/742-3545
St. Charles, IL
630/513-6886

Rosecrance
Rockford, IL
815/391-1000 or 888/928-5278
Geneva, IL and Naperville, IL
815/387-5615

Info/Advocacy Agencies & Guides

NAMI DuPage

Kane County Guide to Community Services
Regional Resource Guide

LGBTQ+ Helpline for South Asians: 908-367-3374

Trevor Project: Information & Support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round.

Self-Help Groups

Except for worldwide self-help networks like Alcoholics Anonymous, the availablility of local self-help groups is always changing, depending primarily on utilization and leadership. Begin with an internet search of the national association (or local provider) most closely related to your area of interest/need, e.g., Autism Society of America, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, NAMI, Suicide Prevention Services, Hospice, Senior Services Associates.

The following is a listing of self-help groups in the Fox Valley area. The links below are a starting place to reach many local resources; this is not a comprehensive listing. These links are provided for informational purposes only; inclusion of a listing does not indicate endorsement by or affiliation with D303 or the FVMHAC. 

Alcoholics Anonymous - TriCity Area
630/377-6610

Al-Anon or Alateen

Narcotics Anonymous - Chicago Area
708/848-4884

The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley (southern Kane)
630/966-9393

Riverview Counseling Videos

Additional Resources