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Marion County IL

708 Mental Health

About Us

Our organization was established under the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, which allows counties to levy a tax of up to 0.15% of the county's equalized assessed valuation to fund mental health services. The Marion County IL 708 Mental Health Board was created in 2000 to oversee the distribution of these funds to local mental health providers and agencies.


The mission of the Marion County IL 708 Mental Health Board is to provide funding for community-based mental health and developmental disability services to residents of Marion County, Illinois. The board is committed to improving the mental health and well-being of the community by ensuring that individuals have access to quality, affordable, and effective mental health services. The board works collaboratively with local service providers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders to identify and address the mental health needs of the community, and to promote education and awareness about mental health issues. Through its funding and advocacy efforts, the Marion County IL 708 Mental Health Board strives to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness and developmental disabilities, and to promote a more compassionate and supportive community for all.


“Our vision is to build a community where mental health is a top priority, and every individual has access to the resources and support they need to achieve optimal well-being. We strive to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and create a culture of openness and acceptance, where individuals feel safe and empowered to seek help when they need it. Through collaboration with local organizations and community members, we will work to promote mental health education, increase access to high-quality mental health services, and advocate for policies that support mental health and wellness for all. Our ultimate goal is to create a community where every individual can thrive and live their best life.”


Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.