History & Overview

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Serving a population of more than 260,000 and an area of 725 square miles,
the Madison County Mental Health Board (MCMHB):

  • Was Formed in 1966 ... When voters established a local tax to fund mental health services for county residents.

  • Is Called the "708 Board"... Since the referendum approving the annual levied tax (not to exceed .15%) passed under the enabling legislation of the Community Mental Health Act (Illinois House Bill 708).

  • Defines/Plans/Funds/Monitors Facilities & Services... Provided to persons/families dealing with mental illness, developmental/intellectual disabilities and/or substance abuse.

  • Contracts with 16 Area Service Providers...Funds 27 other programs/services, and a two-person staff, all within an annual budget of under $3 million.

  • Is comprised of a diverse group of county residents Representing local groups such as:
    • Health Departments
    • School Boards
    • Medical Societies
    • Lay Associations
    • Welfare Boards
    • Labor/Business/Civic Groups
    • Hospital Boards
    • The General Public

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157 North Main Street,
Edwardsville, IL. 62025
618-296-6200 | Click HERE to Email
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Business Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
89°57'28.758"W 38°48'47.095"N