An Individual Care Grant (ICG) is a grant to assist parents or other private guardians in paying some of the costs of residential treatment or of specialized community mental health services for severely mentally ill children who are not DCFS wards. Our services are assisting families with applications for an ICG and providing assistance and treatment options to youth and families who have been awarded a grant. We assist families in determining the best course of treatment for their child, developing an appropriate treatment plan, helping families access services, and providing Rule 132 Medicaid mental health services when appropriate.

Locations served

An Individual Care Grant (ICG) is a grant to assist parents or other private guardians in paying some of the costs of residential treatment or of specialized community mental health services for severely mentally ill children who are not under the guardianship of the Department of Children and Family Services

Referral sources and intake process

A parent or legal guardian may contact our office at the number below or email our ICG coordinator directly to begin the process of applying for an Individual Care Grant.  If a parent would choose to complete the application without our assistance or would like to have a copy of the application prior to meeting with our office, the application can be accessed at https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalProviders/behavioral/Pages/icg.aspx . The application process includes the completion of the downloadable ICG application, as well as other required information, such as clinical records and evaluations, that must be compiled and submitted as a complete application. Applications can be submitted directly by parents or by our agency on behalf of the parents but families are strongly encouraged to submit through agencies.  This assistance is free of charge to families

Staff & Locations

Bloomington, Morris Ave office – (309) 820-7616

Mychele Kenney, LCPC, SASS Supervisor/ICG Coordinator/Therapist

Funding

The ICG program is funded by the IL Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Main Services

  • Application and appeal assistance.
  • Assistance in determining level of treatment needed (residential v. specialized community mental health services), referrals for needed services (e.g. residential, specialized therapies, etc.), and provision of Rule 132 mental health services (assessment, treatment planning, therapy/counseling, community support, case management, and vocational assessment/assistance).

 

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