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CONTRIBUTE NOW & GIVE THE GIFT OF INDEPENDENCE

Support our battle with mental illness & help us come closer to a community without suicide, addiction, homelessness, joblessness and more.

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A holistic approach to behavioral health services & recovery


OUR MISSION is to enhance the quality of life, to promote independent functioning and to facilitate personal growth for adults with a history of mental illness. To achieve this, Independence Center provides ongoing social, educational, vocational, and housing opportunities.

Members come to us from all over Lake County. Their ailments don't care about the color of their skin, their religious affiliation or their household income. Regardless of their differences, they are the same in their struggles to rise above their mental illness.


1 in Every 5 Adults are Affected

  • 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness, amounting to 140,000 in Lake County, IL alone.
  • 17% of Northern Lake County, IL adults reported a mental disorder in the last year.
  • Adults with mental illness die an average of 25 yrs earlier, largely due to treatable conditions.
  • 90% of suicide victims have an underlying mental illness.
  • 50% of adults battling addiction have a co-occurring mental illness, about 10 million.
  • About 26% of homeless adults live with a serious mental illness.
  • Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide based on mental illness.
  • 56% of American adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment.

PLEASE HELP US FIGHT THESE ISSUES BY SOLVING THE ULTIMATE PROBLEM

Contributions can be made here or by mailing a check, payable to Independence Center, to 2025 Washington St, Waukegan, IL 60085 Attn: Sonya Crowder.

Please specify if there is a particular cause or program you'd like your donation to go to in your note section.