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Community Resources

State Insurance Counseling Resources:

CRISIS HOTLINE- SASS (Rosecrance)/24-7 CARES LINECARES Hotline Webpage

24/7 CARES Line Number: 800-345-9049

  • If your child is a risk to self or others or is in mental health crisis you can call this hotline to have a worker sent out to assess for safety.

Rosecrance Ware Center

Youth, adolescents & adults mental health services (counseling & psychiatric services)

Rosecrance Ware Center Webpage


Stepping Stones Outpatient Counseling Center

Stepping Stones Webpage


Crusader Clinic


Accepts all Medicaid plans for counseling services

  • Locations in Belvidere, Beloit, Loves Park, Rockford

Clarity Counseling

4835 Manhattan Drive, Rockford, IL


Clarity Counseling Webpage

  • Individual, family, and group therapy

Medicaid plans accepted: aetna better health and meridian

Transformations Counseling

Transformations Counseling Webpage

6066 Strathmoor drive, 2nd floor suite c2, Rockford


Accepts blue cross community health plan and meridian

Mental Health Resources

Depression/Suicide prevention support: 

Marshmellow’s Hope

  • Teen groups

  • IOP 

  • Suicide survivor groups

  • Family support

Pro bono counseling services: 

  • Suicide survivors

  • emerging adults 19-26

LGBTQ+ Support:

The Liam Foundation

Diversity Teen Meetup (ages 13-19) 2nd Saturday: 6-8pm & 4th Saturday: 6-8pm

Private Insurance Counseling Resources:

Alternative Wellness Therapies - Play Therapy Services!

Alternative Wellness Therapies Webpage 

9950 N Alpine Rd

Suite 103

Machesney Park, IL 61115


Geode Health

formally known as-

(Rockford Psychiatric Medical Services)

(Counseling & Psychiatric Services)

Geode Health Webpage

1639 N Alpine Road Suit 260

Rockford, IL 61107

(Edgebrook Center)

KP Counseling

KP Counseling Webpage

6392 Linden Rd.

Rockford, IL 61109

Phone: 779 368 0060

Willow Creek Counseling

Willow Creek Counseling Webpage 

5906 Elaine Drive, Suite 103 

Rockford, IL

Forest City Counseling

Forest City Counseling Webpage 

6735 Vista Green Way Suite 210 

Rockford, IL

Parent/Caregiver Support Resources

Be Good People: Free SEL Resources for Families:

Be Good People Webpage

NAMI Parent Support Group:

NAMI Northern Illinois’ Parent & Caregivers Support group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a child (under 22) who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition.

Nami Parent Support Webpage

LGBTQ+ Online Parent Support Group:

Youth Outlook Webpage

Cell Phone Apps/Resources


Free of charge emotional support text, also available in Spanish; Individuals can also text “shelter, food and unemployment” help
Text “TALK” to 552020


For those with anxiety; Stresses the importance of changing how you think, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations

CBT Thought Record Diary 

Document negative emotions, analyze flaws in thinking, and re-evaluate thoughts

Calm Harm

Help to resist or manage the urge to self-harm.


Psychologist approved mood training program; Engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts, etc. to train your brain to overcome negative thoughts


Self Care help. Create a digital pet that helps you to take care of yourself by taking care of something else. Earn energy for your pet to go on adventures, by completing small tasks for yourself. 


For those with anxiety and panic attacks. Rootd is an “anxiety and panic attack relief in your pocket” – and its core feature, a panic button, is designed to give you immediate relief when you feel an attack coming on.