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About Us

The Illinois Family Resource Center (IFRC) is a statewide project, funded by the Department of Human Services: Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, for the purpose of ensuring family involvement and input in all aspects of family and community services within the Illinois substance use disorder (SUD's) treatment system. Through the enrichment and use of evidence-based treatment and recovery support strategies, families are provided encouragement and support within their community as they participate on their recovery journey.

IFRC encourages family members to participate in treatment and recovery support services, as well as providing family members a voice in the development and implementation of practices, programs, and policies related to substance use disorder, mental health and gambling disorder. IFRC offers training and technical assistance to providers, related human services and community groups regarding the value of family involvement and strategies for building healthy recovery communities throughout Illinois. 

In addition, IFRC offers this website to provide current research and education to youth, young adults, family/community members as well as human service providers regarding issues related to substance use disorders, mental health and gambling issues. To support a healthy recovery journey for all, IFRC offers links to treatment services, self-help resources and community support such as links to community Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Councils throughout Illinois.

The IFRC website is provided by the Hour House, a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a comprehensive array of high-quality services for behavioral health promotion and substance use disorder issues.

For Everyone

Our center offers information through a variety of services. Register for our monthly webinars here. You may access the…

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Family Life

Our center will provide information to families with a loved one with a substance use disorder or co-occurring issue…

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Teen Life

Our center will provide information to help teens and young adults determine if they or if someone they care about may have a…

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Gambling Disorder

Our center will provide information to families and communities that are impacted by gambling issues through…

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Kinship Care

Our center offers information to support grandparents and other kinship caregivers—those who provide care for someone…

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Programming Tips

Our center offers information to agencies, providers and community members with an interest in supporting recovery efforts…

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