Human Support Services

Get the counseling services you need now to recover from depression, anxiety or any other mental health concerns. Get Help We offer a variety of programs and services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Find Resources Through a behavioral health initiative with law enforcement and substance use programs, we help those on the road to recovery. Find Help

I give because I know what it's like to need a second chance.


I give because mental illness can affect anyone.


I give because HSS programs gave my son independence.


Changing Lives One Story At A Time

Opportunities. Second Chances. Choices. Bright Starts. That's what we do here.

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Second Chances

For the first time in decades, the road Olivia is on is a good one. It wasn’t easy to get here, and she didn’t do it alone. After years of struggling with substance abuse and mental health concerns, she came to Human Support Services ready to make positive change.

Two men and woman at Walmart.


For Shawn and Charlie, their jobs at Walmart are about so much more than just a paycheck. For the two of them, their positions at the local store represent independence, opportunity and growth. Better still, it means they can play a role in a larger, more diverse community.

Bright Starts for youth like Morgan

Bright Starts

By the time Morgan started counseling at HSS at age 10, she had been moved from home to home, and from one foster family to the next. But over the next several years, her bond with her counselor would help a withdrawn girl blossom into an outgoing, caring young woman.

Helping People Live Their Best Lives

We envision a community in which all abilities are embraced and everyone is encouraged to pursue their greatest potential.

Our Services

The road to your best life starts with the first step. We're here to help you take it.


HSS’ mental health professionals are here to help with confidential counseling and therapy services for individuals, families, couples and groups.

Building Futures

Through our job training, coaching and self- determination programs, HSS helps clients pursue their goals and dreams.

Substance Use Services

Through HSS programs, individuals battling drug or alcohol addiction have a chance for a fresh start at recovery.

Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA)

For adults with developmental disabilities, HSS’ CILA residential housing is an important step toward independence.

Mental Health Housing

With a transitional housing program and supervised mental health housing, HSS provides eligible clients with stability and choices.

Youth Services

From school-based counseling to a program that helps transition youth with developmental disabilities, HSS’ youth services gives our young people a bright start.

Bed & Breakfast

HSS owns and operates The SeeMore Inn bed and breakfast in Waterloo where individuals with developmental disabilities work, learn and pursue their goals.

Crisis Services

HSS staff provides crisis response 24 hours a day, seven days for crises involving the mental health or substance use concerns of any individual within Monroe County.

Dementia Caregiver Program

HSS offers public awareness sessions and free educational classes to family members caring for a loved one who has a dementia diagnosis.


Lives Impacted Directly or Indirectly by Our Programs Every Year


Individuals with Disabilities Employed through Community Partnerships


Hours of Life Skills, Educational and Vocational Classes


Individuals Served in Mental Health Programs

Life at HSS

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HSS is a family of more than 100 employees strong, and we're proud to be part of the community in and around Monroe County, Illinois. Our employees, clients, board members and donors live, work and thrive here. Explore our site to learn more about us, and discover ways we can work together to help build a stronger community for us all.

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