To elaborate, the mission of HRC is to promote and conserve the mental health of the people of Edgar and Clark counties. HRC strives to prevent conditions that contribute to substance abuse and symptoms of mental illness as well as barriers to achieving a high quality of life for those who have disabilities. HRC advocates for those we serve to participate in every aspect of society.Contact Us
Helping People Help Themselves
HRC raises community awareness of mental health, substance use, and disability challenges and the stigma related to each. Through its comprehensive programming, HRC strives to enable those served, including people struggling with substance abuse, disabilities, and symptoms of mental illness, to reach their optimal level of independence and functioning regardless of age, race, creed, sex, color, or ability to pay for services.
HRC has 5 primary locations:
- Community Mental Health Clinic and Substance Use Treatment Center at the Life Center at 745 E. Court St., PO Box 1118, Paris, IL 61944 and the Forsythe Center at 406 N. Second St., PO Box 278, Marshall, IL 62441.
- HRC’s corporate headquarters and primary location of services for people who have disabilities are operated out of HRC’s 753 E. Court St., Paris, IL 61944. The commercial laundry and janitorial operations are also hosted from this location.
- Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) group home is operated in Paris, IL.
- Finally, HRC provides the janitorial and groundskeeping services at the West Bound I-70 Rest Area located in Marshall, IL 62441.
Meet Our Team
HRC has over 85 staff members providing services throughout Edgar and Clark counties in IL. Staff members include but are not limited to Direct Support Professionals, Certified Recovery Support Professionals, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Qualified Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Professionals, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, and Recovery Support Aides.
Vice President, Board of Directors
Rachel Patrick is the Vice President of the Human Resources Center Foundation Board of Directors. She is a seasoned mortgage loan officer who moved from Colorado to Illinois in 2019. Rachel is the current President of Paris Rotary and has served on the HRC Board of Directors since 2021.
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Nicole Moore is the Treasurer of the Human Resources Center Foundation Board of Directors. She is an experienced lending services specialist at Prospect Bank in Paris, IL. Nicole joined the HRC Board of Directors in 2022.
Secretary, Board of Directors
David Hamilton is the Secretary of the Human Resources Center Foundation Board of Directors. He is a lawyer at Frisse & Brewster Law Offices and a dedicated coach for the Paris Tigers Youth Football team. David is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana, and currently resides in Edgar County with his spouse, who is a local school teacher. David earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and his law degree and Master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. David has been a member of the HRC Board of Directors since 2019.
Brian Bradley is a resident of Edgar County, IL, and is currently employed at North American Lighting as the ABM of Manufacturing Engineering. Brian has been a member of the HRC Board of Directors since 2011. Brian's extensive experience in engineering and community involvement make him a valuable asset to the board.
Dr. Marilyn Frey
Dr. Marilyn Frey is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience in providing therapy, clinical and neuropsychological assessments, forensic evaluations, and consultation services. She is a founding member of Capella University and previously served as the Clinical Director of the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. Dr. Frey also served on the Illinois Clinical Psychologist Licensing and Disciplinary Board for 11 years. Dr. Frey has been a member of the HRC Board of Directors since 2018. Dr. Frey's expertise in psychology and dedication to serving the community make her an invaluable asset to the board.
Becky Litton is a retired financial department employee of Eastern Illinois University. She has been a member of the HRC Board of Directors since 2020, and she currently serves as a Board Member. Becky's experience in finance and dedication to serving the community make her a valuable addition to the board.
Susan Livvix is a retired VP of Nursing at Horizon Health and a Rotarian. She joined the HRC Board of Directors in 2018 and currently serves as a Board Member. With her extensive experience in healthcare and dedication to community service, Susan is a valuable member of the board.
Bill Moss is a retired farmer from Edgar County. He has been a member of the HRC Board of Directors since 2015 and currently serves as a Board Member. Bill's deep ties to the local community and his years of experience in agriculture make him a valuable member of the board.
Bruce Young is a licensed insurance agent and the owner of Church Insurance Agency. In addition to serving on the HRC Board of Directors since 2015, he also serves on the Horizon Health Board of Directors and is a member of Kiwanis. Bruce is a dedicated member of the community and brings his expertise in insurance to the board.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
“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.”
“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”.
“I greatly enjoy coming to this group. I enjoy sharing with others and learning from each other”.
“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.”
“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.”
All HRC services are designed to assist individuals and families to be more independent, healthy, and resilient. Contact us to learn more!
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