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Formerly known as Cass County Mental Health Association

Serving Cass, Morgan and surrounding counties. Our office is located in:

Cass County

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Established in 1969, Community Hope & Recovery Center (formerly known as Cass County Mental Health Association) is a rural community mental health center whose mission is “to partner with individuals, families, and the community to foster HOPE, wellness and recovery and to restore quality of life by addressing behavioral health needs, substance use and other social and emotional issues."

Services are delivered in the least restrictive, non-stigmatizing, most accessible environment. They assist people through the programs of prevention, counseling, training, education, support and environmental interventions. This agency is licensed by the State of Illinois to provide a variety of services. There is plenty of free, off-street parking near our agency location.

We are constantly evaluating, monitoring, and improving the quality of our services.

  • Our office is located in Beardstown, Illinois.
  • We have a three-year accreditation from CARF International.
  • We are a licensed provider for, with funding in part by, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Divisions of Mental Health and Substance Use Prevention & Recovery.

Community Hope and Recovery receives 708 funds from Cass County. These funds are used in Cass County.The services that are funded include; Mental Health services including Psychiatry, Crisis Services, and client assistance. These services allow us to support people where they live, work, learn, and play.

As of 2/28/23, FY 23 actual funds were $120,203, with $60,358 used for Psychiatry; $33,580 for Crisis; and $26,264 for Client Assistance.

Current 708 Committee members are:

  • Tim Icenogle
  • Pat Blair
  • Joyce Brannan
  • Amanda Ruppel
  • Ann Jurgens


We offer a variety of quality Services

Unsure of which program is best for you? Contact our office today and let us help determine what suits your needs!

Alcohol, Substance Use, and Gambling Treatment

Offered in our Cass County office The mission of these services is helping individuals with alcohol and chemical problems, but, a part of this is also dealing with emotional, developmental and social problems.

Located in:

Cass County

Community Care

Only in Cass County. This program is a Department on Aging program. It is designed to allow the elderly to live independently in their own homes rather than in a nursing home. A person must be over 60 years old, and not have over $10,000 in assets.

Located in:

Cass County

DUI Services

DUI services (Evaluation, DRE Classes and Treatment) are provided to satisfy any court or Secretary of State requirements.

Located in:

Community Housing

Located in Cass County and open to anyone. This program is focused on adults, ages 18 and older with a diagnosis of chronic mental illness as verified by a psychiatrist, and have had several hospitalizations. Tenants must also require coordinated services because of substantial impairment in functioning.

Located in:

New 2 You

A thrift store at 116 East 2nd St., Beardstown, IL is owned and operated by Community Hope & Recovery Center to provide employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Located in:

Outpatient Mental Health

Delivered to individuals, couples, and families who have current symptoms of mental illness. Persons may also be experiencing a substantial change/deterioration in independent functioning, having a high level of personal distress, which may require crisis intervention services to achieve stabilization.

Located in:

Domestic Violence Services: Partner Abuse Intervention Program

State certified 26-week-long perpetrator program providing ODARA’s, assessments and services designed to education individuals involved in domestic violence and prevent re-offenses. Services are provided at our Beardstown office, Morgan County, and surrounding counties.

Located in:

And surrounding counties

Substance Abuse Prevention Program

The Substance Use Prevention Program advances efforts to promote healthy behaviors and prevent substance misuse through a variety of evidence-based approaches including youth education, information dissemination, youth leadership involvement, and public awareness.

Located in:

Psychiatric Services

We provide clinic days on a regular basis for psychiatric evaluation and psychotropic medication monitoring for children, adolescents, and adults.

Located in:


We are contracted with and accept Medicaid, Medicare, Managed Care Organizations such as Aetna Better Health (formerly Illinicare), Blue Cross Community Care, Molina, Meridian, and many private insurance companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Healthlink, and Health Alliance. Contact us today to discuss your insurance coverage or to set up an affordable payment plan.


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We are here with multiple locations with the help you need.

Beardstown, IL Office


121 East 2nd Street, Beardstown, IL 62618


(217) 323-2980


(217) 323-3731

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