The Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County was founded in 1967 as an auxillary to the McHenry Mental Health Center. MHRL broadened its scope in 1967 to give financial aid to mental health-related agencies in McHenry County. The all-volunteer league has a membership of over 100 men and women who raise funds to help McHenry County mental health agencies supply the services needed in areas such as crisis hotlines, youth programs, abuse, addictions and developmental disabilities.

In 1969, the first Fair Diddley® Craft Show netted $500 for the agencies. Due to the cancellation of both shows in 2020, the annual meeting will not take place in January, 2021. However, because of the benevolence of several McHenry County individuals and foundations, the League will be able to award nearly $160,000 from the proceeds of these generous donors! Please join us in thanking the Belle Allen Fund, Willow Springs Charitable Trust, and anonymous donors from Ameriprise Financial and the Community Foundation for McHenry County! Sixteen McHenry County agencies will receive grant funds because of their generosity and support.. Since it's inception in 1967, MHRL has awarded over $5.9 million to our various McHenry County agencies.

 

Immediate Grants Fund

MHRL's Immediate Grants Fund (IGF) is still active and ready to help agencies who face small (unplanned for) funding needs. The IGF program awards small ($500 or less) grants to McHenry County non-profits needing immediate help for everyday expenses or emergencies. Agencies applying for IGF grants must be based in McHenry County and delivering services in the mental health area. IGF grant recipients need not be MHRL supported agencies and all non-profits in McHenry County providing services for mental health needs are eligible.

For more information on IGF, visit our News link.

 

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
- Dr. Martin Luther King

 

 

Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County
815-385-5745
PO Box 204
McHenry, IL 60050
info@mhrl.org