Helping People Help Themselves through Exceptional Human Service and Community Collaboration

HRC is the premier provider of comprehensive behavioral healthcare in east central Illinois. HRC is a highly valued collaborator and a powerful agent for positive community change, recognized for its ethical and professional staff, therapeutic environment, innovative treatment approaches, and commitment to individual empowerment, growth, and recovery.
  • We respect the privacy, dignity, and value of all individuals
  • We recognize the importance of being culturally and age-appropriate and competent in our approaches
  • We believe in a quality focused service delivery system staffed by conscientious employees
  • We strive for mutual respect, individual accountability, and successful outcomes
  • We seek to collaborate with other community agencies and other stakeholders to bring about positive change
  • We strive to creatively and responsibly generate the resources necessary to meet service needs
  • We believe in fostering an environment of personal and professional growth
  • We understand that recovery is a continual process involving choice, education, and advocacy


Please Give

Your gift sustains community behavorial health services, enhancing the scope and quality of programs that help children, families and adults find a brighter future.

You are making a difference, and your role as a donor is important to us. We value your privacy and adhere to the principals of the nationally recognized Donor Bill of Rights.

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How to Make a gift

There are as many ways of making a gift as there are reasons for giving. Depending on what you give, there are different advantages as well. For significant gifts, there may be tax, financial and estate planning considerations for you to weigh carefully.

We always recommend that you discuss these considerations with your financial and legal advisors. Please feel free to contact us, in complete confidence and without obligation, for additional information for you and for your advisors.

Cash, by check or credit card, is the most usual way of making a gift. Your gift will qualify for a charitable income tax deduction. You may mail a check, make a pledge or use your credit card. Please make your check payable to Human Resources Center or HRC or use our secure online giving service.

Stocks, bonds and mutual funds which have grown in value since first purchased or acquired are a popular asset to donate. Your charitable income tax deduction is based on the full fair market value of the asset at the time of gift, and you avoid paying capital gains tax on any growth in value.

IRAs, Roth IRAs, and other tax-deferred Retirement Plan assets are often used to make outright gifts or are gifted by bequest. Most retirement plan assets increase in value during your lifetime and grow tax-free. As a result, income and/or estate tax must be paid on the income withdrawn by your beneficiaries after your death. The taxation of these assets makes them a highly recommended asset for gifting. It is also easy to change the beneficiary for some or all of one of these assets by contacting your plan administrator for the proper form.

Life Insurance Policies, especially paid-up policies, are another way to make a gift. You may simply designate HRC as the beneficiary of some or all of the proceeds of the policy or you may transfer ownership of the policy during your life time to take advantage of tax savings. The advantages depend on your situation and the type of policy you intend to use for gift purposes.


JWY Endowment Established in 2000, the John (Jack) W. Young Endowment Fund honors Jack’s work to create a comprehensive behavioral health agency. As a result of Jack’s dedication thousands of our citizens in need have received vital behavioral health services over the past 40 years. All Endowment Fund gifts are maintained in a restricted account which generates dividends and interest income while preserving the original dollar value of the donation. The fund’s income is used to support HRC’s many programs and services. Your gift to the fund provides a lasting tribute to Jack and a perpetual source of support for HRC.

 Real estate is a flexible asset to use. You can make an outright gift or use real estate to create a charitable trust, which is a popular way to increase income and avoid capital gains tax. You can use residential, commercial or undeveloped real estate to advantage. You can even allow for the continued use of your home during your lifetime, while receiving immediate tax benefits.

Making a gift and keeping an income for life through a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust provides an immediate income tax deduction and dependable source of income for the rest of your life. You may fund such a gift with cash, securities or real estate (and other assets are sometimes used as well).

Giving Tree in memory of a loved one, celebrating a special occasion or expressing your appreciation to someone is easily done, but not easily forgotten. Leaves, stones, and acorns may be purchased and engraved with your loved ones names. (More information may be obtained my clicking on the picture above.)

Matching Gifts by your employer provide a way for you to increase your gift. Many companies encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations and match charitable contributions to qualifying organizations. Your Human Resource Department will know if health and social service agencies like HRC qualify. They will provide you with the company form you send in with your contribution.

Making a legacy gift through your will or estate plan is another way to make a gift, after first ensuring that your obligations are met. A bequest or other legacy gift provides you with a way to support HRC and can save estate taxes. 

Gain tax benefits through state and federal charitable income deductions, the avoidance of capital gains and potential estate tax savings.

Increase spendable income, perhaps significantly, by converting a low-yielding asset into an arrangement that returns a safe, secure income, typically for one or two people.

Attain peace of mind by creating charitable gift arrangements that increase income, conserve family wealth or help solve estate planning issues.

Create a lasting legacy with a bequest or other planned gift.

Fulfill your charitable goals and aspirations for yourself and for your loved ones.

Human Resources Center
of Edgar and Clark Counties
PO Box 1118
Paris, Illinois 61944

tel: (217) 465-4118, ext. 1200


“I especially like the peer-led group sessions. Knowing the facilitator has experienced some of the same things I have gives me a measure of comfort and hope. Their understanding comes from their own life experiences. They’ve seen through it too.   Through sharing experiences with each other, I get much needed validation.
I stopped drinking for the first time in over 20 years. Prior to attending sessions at HRC I was never able to stop for more than a few days at a time.”
Patsy King
“HRC has given me the tools to deal with my depression and anxiety. I am hopeful and have the will to live.  I see the light instead of the darkness.” 
Becky Davison
“I love the fact of having a safe place to talk about issues.  It helps me to relieve the stress of everyday life.  It helps me get the support that I need.  I like being with others who understand myneeds and feelings”. 
Senior Wellness group member
“I greatly enjoy coming to this group. I enjoy sharing with others and learning from each other”. 
Harriet Graves
“HRC helps me get through the day. I come in feeling stress and sadness.  After talking to one of the RSS who listen to my problems when it is time to leave I feel better.   I hope to live my life without stress and worries.  I just want to be happy.  I don’t know what I would do without the support of HRC”.  
April Dryden
“The services I received at HRC has helped me to regain hope and believe that recovery is possible.  The encouragement and support I received has helped me to gain employment and have a belief in a better future.”

Introducing Open Access for Paris Mental Health Services.

You can walk in at any time during the hours listed below, complete a registration and meet with a mental health therapist all on the same day. HRC wants to provide services when YOU want to receive them.

Our hours are:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am-3pm and Thursdays 11am-3pm at our 118 East Court Street location in Paris, IL.

You will need to bring:

  • Social Security Number (we do not need the actual card but we will need the number)
  • Proof of Insurance/Medicaid Card
  • Proof of Household Size
  • ID Card/Driver’s License
  • If youth has a guardian, please bring proof of guardianship documents.

Please see our list of forms that can be filled out prior to your arrival to Open Access.

Adult Assessment Questionnaire

Youth Assessment Questionnaire, CIS-P, CIS-Y

Or visit out Frequently Asked Questions page.

Life Center

the new Life Center under construction adjacent to HRC's 753 E Court location and Horizon Health.

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Employee Resources












Do you have healthcare waste, fraud, abuse, or other wrongdoings to report? Report at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

No Reprisal Policy:

Employees, interns, volunteers, and contractors who, in good faith, report possible compliance violations will not be subjected to retaliation or harassment as a result of their report(s). Retribution related to reporting of compliance concerns is prohibited as a provision of the Federal False Claims Act and anyone who engages in such prohibited activity will be subject to disciplinary action. Concerns about possible retaliation should be reported to the Corporate Compliance Officer. All such communications will be kept as confidential as possible but there may be times when the reporting individual’s identity may become known or may have to be revealed if governmental authorities become involved.

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Capital Campaign

    HRCtreesmallFoundations of Wellness:

Achieving the Vision for a Healthier Tomorrow

Our Mission: Helping People Help Themselves through

Exceptional Human Service and Community Collaboration


For over 45 years the Human Resources Center (HRC) has provided vital mental health treatment and rehabilitation services to the people of Edgar and Clark Counties, enabling hundreds of individuals each year to gain and retain employment and a better quality of life. HRC’s governing body and staff continue to develop innovative programs and service delivery systems tailored to the unique assets and challenges associated with the geography and demographics of the region. Employing over 170 individuals and generating $3.8 million in revenue annually, HRC provides a significant boost to the local economy while its comprehensive programs continue to enhance public safety and improve community and workforce health.

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Recognized throughout Illinois as a model for successful community service innovation and adaptation, HRC’s collaborative approaches continue to evolve in response to the dramatic changes in the health care industry and the health and care access challenges confronting rural communities. The Affordable Care Act, federal and state care coordination mandates, advances in behavioral health science research, an emphasis on whole health, and the emergence of  “co-located and integrated care” as a best practice model have given rise to a new vision for HRC and where and how its services will be provided.

The benefits of providing integrated services under one roof are proving to be significant. Patients are able to gain access to all services vital to their treatment and recovery in a timelier manner, reducing lost work time and increasing their engagement and adherence to treatment. Care coordination and follow-up are greatly enhanced, and individual and family needs are addressed in a more coordinated and comprehensive manner. There is growing evidence that integrated and coordinated care is less expensive and more effective in the long run than traditional health models.

Through its Foundations of Wellness campaign, HRC is refocusing its vision for a healthier tomorrow for Clark and Edgar Counties:

The vision for all mental health providers must be to provide services which are quality-driven, cost effective, person and family-centered, and evidence-based.

HRC is developing an integrated network of “high tech and high touch” health resources throughout Edgar and Clark Counties .

HRC is striving to be an “Integrated Health Center of Excellence,” providing easy access, a culture of wellness and engagement, comprehensive services, and exceptional outcomes.

HRC is focusing on Holistic Care and developing the service connections that matter most:

    •      In caring for the whole person, the service network connections will enhance access and boost community supports throughout Clark and Edgar Counties.
    •      In caring for the whole person, a new “Health Resources Center”—the hub of the network, will facilitate the coordination of primary and behavioral healthcare.


HRC’s integrated, holistic health services will provide timely access to the comprehensive and individualized care vital for effective treatment and recovery.

Wellness is not merely the absence of disease, illness or stress; it is the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment, and happiness. Wellness means overall well-being.

It incorporates the mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. It is the goal of HRC’s Foundations of Wellness Campaign to acquire the resources needed to ensure that everyone in Edgar and Clark County has access to the right care, at the right time, in the right setting through enhanced technology and an integrated network of coordinated service connections.

The Campaign ($2.6 million):

$2 million Health Resources Center in Paris 

Located on the campus of Paris Community Hospital

8,717 square foot building with access to medical services

Mental healthcare integrated with primary care and recovery support staff.

Examination rooms and tele-health capabilities

Transformative crisis intervention services

$260,000 Laundry Upgrades

$250,000 Electronic Health Record & Infrastructure

$50,000 Office space in Martinsville/Casey

Infrastructure and leasehold modifications

Tele-health equipment

$40,000 Facility upgrade in Marshall

Exterior enhancements

Interior renovations

To achieve our goal, it is extremely important for our friends, neighbors, and community stakeholders to participate in the campaign. Please join us in this vital mental health care transformation and help us ensure that accessible, high quality mental health services are available to the people of Clark and Edgar Counties.


         Click here to view Naming Opportunities 

    Every gift to the Capital Campaign is special and will be recognized in an appropriate, dignified manner. Gifts to the Capital Campaign are tax deductible.pledge card


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