The Madison County Community Mental Health Board (a.k.a. the 708 Board) has existed since 1966 when Madison County voters passed a referendum to establish a local tax base to fund mental health services for its residents. The referendum passed under the enabling legislation of the Community Mental Health Act (House Bill 708). The 708 Board supports mental health services to persons suffering from mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse through prudent allocation of public funds. It also promotes information and education for those who are disabled, for persons at risk of disability, and for the general public.
The seven members Board also initiates opportunities for local service provider cooperation and coordination of services and programs to better serve the current and future needs of the local community. It also encourages and engages in cooperative endeavors with other Madison County Government offices.
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