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Serving Montgomery County, Illinois & the surrounding area

Calendar of Events

Upcoming COM board meetings plus events focusing on healing, wellness, creative, training, fundraising, awareness, and education.

  Awareness & Fundraising Event

“Let’s Taco ‘Bout Mental Health” Walk

May 21, 2022 — 9:00 am

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro, IL
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Walk to honor those living with mental illness.
Walk to raise funds for community education.
Walk to raise awareness and combat stigma.

Cost of $20 includes T-shirt and 1 Taco. Additional Tacos are $2 each. Walk begins at 9:00 am.

Pre-registration with guaranteed T-shirt is now closed. Reminder: Registration can occur Day-Of on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8:30am until the extra shirts are gone.

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  Training Opportunity

QPR: Life-Saving Suicide Prevention Training

May 28, 2022 — 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Litchfield Community Center (1100 S. State St., Litchfield, IL 62056)

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Hurry to register or get more info for this valuable free suicide prevention training! We have 40 spots available this session. This evidence-based training program is easy to learn and effective in your personal and professional relationships. Breakfast and Beverages provided.

Jodi Reynolds 217-556-1103 or jkreyno2003@yahoo.com | Kate Wedekind 217-851-0154 or kathrynwedekind@gmail.com

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  Family Wellness: Thrive with Skills & Security

14 Week Strengthening Families Program

Classes begin May 31, 2022 — 6:00-8:30pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) helps families give their children what they need to thrive. It’s about taking advantage of your unique strengths as a parent and ensuring you have the skills and supports you need to make sure your child, and your family as a whole, are safe, secure, and happy.

Parents and youth attend 14 weekly classes together, learning parenting skills and youth life and refusal skills. Sessions last a total of 2.5 hours each week. This free program is for youth in grades 6-12 with free childcare for children under that range. A free dinner will be provided for all families each week before sessions begin.

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  Emotional, Psychological, & Social Well-Being

Conquering the Mind Mental Health Summit For Recovery and Wellness

March 12, 2022 — 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Hillsboro Free Methodist Church

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Conquering the Mind Mental Health Summit For Recovery and Wellness on March 12, 2022! The event was a huge success, bringing together more than 125 community members to focus on sharing stories of survival and recovery and bringing healing to Montgomery County. For those of you who could not attend the event in person or simply want to re-experience it, please check out the Summit Highlights Page, coming soon!

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  Leadership

Board Meetings

Third Tuesday — 6:30-8:00 pm

Cross Over Ministries Board Meeting
102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

We welcome everyone to our monthly Board meetings at our “HOME”. Please call 1-217-608-0266 for more information. There are opportunities to serve on the board and volunteer!

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  Total Wellness: Unwind & Relax your Mind

Free Art Experience

Second Saturday — 10:00-11:00 am

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

Relax and feel better by creating art! No previous art experience required. All ages are welcome, but 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by calling 217-851-5424 or contacting dianesingler @ gmail.com

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  Recovery: Peer Support & Fellowship

Winners’ Circle Meeting

Every Friday — 6:00 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

Winners’ Circle Peer Support Group is a place where you are able to discuss and work through life struggles with likeminded people who have been in or are going through similar situations without having to worry about judgement or criticism. Beginning April 22nd.

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  Recovery: Healing Comfort & Fellowship

We Are Not Alone Meeting

Every Friday — 7:00 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

We Are Not Alone is a Domestic Violence and Trauma Support Group for women only. Beginning April 15th.

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  Recovery: Staying Clean & Fellowship

NA Meeting

Every Monday — 7:00-8:00 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

Narcotics Anonymous members are people just like you with substance use challenges, whether it be alcohol or some other drug of choice.

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  Recovery: Healing Comfort & Fellowship

Al-Anon Meeting

Every Thursday — 6:30-7:30 pm

102 N. Main Street, Suite #1, Hillsboro (2nd floor of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau)

Al-Anon members are people just like you who have loved ones with substance use challenges, whether it be alcohol or some other drug of choice.

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  Healing & Wellness Events

13 Week DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) Program

Fridays @ 8pm-8:30pm, Apr 8 — Jul 1, 2022

Are you and/or your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce? DivorceCare, an online support group, is offered to those who are hurting deeply by separation or divorce. Additionally, there is a program for children called DivorceCare for Kids or DC4K. This is also a 13-week online group and, like DivorceCare, children can join at any time during the 13-week program. It meets on Fridays. This open group follows the same topics each week as the adult version, except it is age appropriate (5-12yrs.). Our current group is open for 5-8 year-olds with a wait list for the older group 9-12 year-olds.

The 13-week youth sessions include:

  1. Video material after small group (averages 15 minutes each week)
  2. Small group discussion via Zoom (scheduled 20-30 minutes)
  3. Activity Workbook to follow along. The activity workbook has a cost of $20 with scholarships available, if needed.

For more information on the program please check out the registration page.

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  Training Opportunities

Life-Saving Training Sessions

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR Suicide Prevention Training is offered to high schools, junior high schools, communities, or any group interested in Montgomery County and the surrounding area.
Please contact us to set up training!

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) trainings are offered to communities, organizations, and individuals on a regular basis. The purpose of this training is to reduce or eliminate the possibility of re-traumatization. Talking directly about a trauma isn’t necessarily the best option so join us to learn practical skills to help you and those around you.
Please contact us to set up training!

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