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Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois Sets Goal for Holiday Fundraising Appeal


Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois launched its annual holiday fundraiser on Dec. 1 to help the people it serves who struggle with mental illness.

The nonprofit agency, one of seven affiliates of Memorial Health System, has set a $10,000 fundraising goal for its appeal, which runs through the end of the year. The theme of the campaign is “Lend a Hand. Heal a Heart.”

“Our community has been so supportive of our work to make a difference in the lives of some 9,000 people from central Illinois who are dealing with behavioral health issues or developmental disabilities,” said Jan Gambach, president of Mental Health Centers and administrator of behavioral health for Memorial Health System. “This campaign highlights several stories of success and how their continued support helps people to regain wellness and independence in their lives.”

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Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois is one of the largest providers of behavioral health services in central Illinois, serving more than 9,000 individuals each year in Logan, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon and Scott counties.

Established in 1947, Mental Health Centers has more than six decades of experience caring for children, adolescents and adults and has six sites of care in Springfield, Lincoln and Jacksonville.