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Tony Beltran, MBA, Executive Director.

Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services

For more details about what this program has to offer, click here​.

The Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services program works through a network of agencies to help military personnel, veterans and their families face challenges, before, during and after deployments. The program focuses on veterans, active duty military personnel and their families especially, but not limited to, their connection to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), the program is consumer guided with outreach promoting early intervention, wellness and recovery.

This program focuses on the following areas: providing services to service members, veterans and their families who are making adjustments resulting from military experience and utilizing veterans and family members who have similar experiences; training professionals in trauma-informed response to service members, veterans and families in need; and developing a strong network of care in Lake and McHenry counties to serve this population.

Stakeholders and Partnerships

  • Lake County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services area
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board and its provider agencies
  • The Veterans Administration in North Chicago
  • The Veterans Assistance Commission of McHenry County
  • The Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)—local chapters in both counties
  • The judicial courts systems
  • Existing and past consumers who show an interest in being part of the initiative
  • The Illinois Institute of Technology

Location and Hours of Service
Lake County Health Department
121 E. Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, Illinois 60046
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Drop-In Center
5320 W. Elm Street
McHenry, Illinois 60050
Email: Kevin Russell, Case Manager at kevin.russell@mcvfs.org

Contact Information
Phone Number: 847.377.VET6 (8386)

Governing Council Meetings

The Lake-McHenry Veterans and Family Services Governing Council meets on the second Wednesday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive in Grayslake. The program's Lake County Advisory Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, 3010 Grand Avenue in Waukegan (third floor board room). Contact the program at 847.377.8386 to confirm times and locations.

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Contact Us
847.377.8180
847.377.8088 (Crisis Care Program)
TTY Crisis Care Program 847.360.2905
TTY 3010 Grand: 847.782.8615
TTY 3002 Grand: 847.360.2905
TTY Round Lake Park: 847.546-3279
Behavioral Health Services
Ted Testa, Director
3010 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
 
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