On Saturday, December 2, 2023, the Riverside Township Mental Health Board celebrated their 50th Anniversary by hosting a free, public event at the Town Hall. The event showcased many of the area agencies that the Mental Health Board supports in the community through local tax dollars. Guest lecturers were featured from each of the various supported organizations to discuss the services they provide and how they assist residents with mental health-related issues, housing assistance, substance abuse and addiction, medical, aging needs, special needs, and general wellness services.
If you missed the event, the entire presentation was filmed by Riverside TV and can now be viewed on YouTube HERE, or you can click below to watch.
Guest speakers include:
Adam Wilt — Riverside Township Mental Health Board President
Vera Wilt — Riverside Township Supervisor
Dr. Joe Troiani — Riverside Township Mental Health Board Consultant
Jillian Reid — The Way Back Inn and The Grateful House
Jim Haptonstahl — UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
Yvette Lewis-Williams — Community Support Services
Cait Joycesmith — National Alliance on Mental Illness
Marianne Birko — West Suburban Special Recreational Association
Erika Vavrik — Helping Hand
Ellen Kunkle — Pillars Community Health
Julie Ryan — Pillars Community Health
The Riverside Community Resource Center, a service provided by the Mental Health Board, is available to assist with guidance and referrals for aging services, benefits counseling (by appointment), intellectual and developmental disability services, mental health services, and substance abuse services. They can be reached at (708) 853-9578 or you can click HERE for more information.
This presentation event was sponsored by Riverside Township and the Riverside Township Mental Health Board.