We're here...to enhance the mental health and well being of Township residents.

Sibshops Return this Fall! Sibshops, a fun, activities-based program specially designed for siblings of kids with disabilities and physical/mental health challenges, will take place on two Saturdays per month, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, starting in September, at Thrive, 120 S. Marion Street, Oak Park. Lunch is provided. Fall Sibshops kick off September 30 and continue on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, October 21 thru December 16. If you are interested or have questions, please email Supervisor Carla Sloan cbsloan.rftownship@gmail.com.

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LOSS is a unique grief support group for those suffering the loss of a loved one to suicide. Two new monthly drop-in groups are being held in River Forest:

Teens 13-18, third Thursdays, 6 pm. Click here for details.
Adults over 18, third Mondays, 7 pm. Click here for details.
Help your kids make healthier choices! Attend "Sex, Drugs and Snapchat!", a social media and risk workshop featuring award-winning author Carrie Goldman. November 8, 6:30 pm, at OPRF High School. Click here for details.
The Oak Park Community Mental Health Board has just completed its Wellness Guide for Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Click here for the guide. Many of the services offered by the agencies listed in this guide are also accessible to River Forest residents.

In addition, River Forest Township has developed its own Resource Guide to Developmental Disability and Mental Health Services. Click here for that resource.

While these resources are helpful, in the event of a mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1.

River Forest Township Mental Health Annual Report 2017

Mental Health Services Administrator
Avis Rudner, River Forest Township Mental Health Services Administrator
P: 708.771.6159 x270
E: Arudner@riverforesttownship.org


River Forest Township Mental Health Committee
You can find peace of mind in the knowledge that the River Forest Township Mental Health Committee is working to enhance the mental health and developmental potential of residents by establishing a continuum of community based services that are cost-effective, systematically evaluated and responsive to evolving mental health needs.

The Mental Health Committee's mission is fulfilled through partnerships with community agencies. These agencies provide a flexible network of easily accessible services for the treatment and prevention of mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance use. Services include case management, supervised housing, psychiatric treatment, volunteer opportunities, 24-hour crisis management and social/recreational services.

River Forest Township offices, River Forest Civic Center Authority Building,
8020 W. Madison Street, River Forest.

All meetings will take place on the first Tuesday of the month.  Meetings are scheduled for 6:30 PM unless otherwise indicated. 


To download the River Forest Township Resource Guide to Developmental Disability and Mental Health Services, click here or
Contact Us.


2017 Mental Health Committee Meetings:

1st Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7.
River Forest Township offices, 8020 W. Madison Street, River Forest.

No meetings in July, August and December.

 

































 
   
 
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