Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Resource Center of Kenosha County

Kenosha County developed the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center in response to the need in our community to have a clear, identifiable place to go to obtain mental health, alcohol, and other drug abuse information and services. The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center is adapted from a model of services the State of Wisconsin created, piloted and expanded. This model has become a national model for providing information and assistance.


Our goal is to take the complexities of large governmental systems and make them easier to attain and understand. We help people through complex processes to facilitate access to services and information they need to fully participate in their recovery.

Help is available. Crisis services are available 24 hours a day and the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center is open during general business hours. Everyone is welcome to call or come in during office hours and use the Resource Center services as often as they need information or assistance. No appointment is necessary.

Options Counseling

Our goal is to provide people seeking information and assistance for their mental health or substance abuse issues with accurate information on community resources to meet their needs. We strive to go beyond handing out a phone number to actually help people to get connected to services.

Information and Assistance

Staff are available in the resource center to help individuals by:

  • Answering calls and meeting with people
  • Assisting individuals in developing their own plan of action and obtain information for future use
  • Being available to follow up with people when there is a concern or if there is a need for further explanation of services and information
  • Identifying areas where community agencies and information may help with their concerns
  • Listening carefully to the circumstances which contribute to people’s needs
  • Offering information on community resources, rights, and options for long and short term support
  • Working out problems that may occur

County Funded Services

All these activities may lead to helping someone to apply for services available through Kenosha County’s Division of Aging and Disability Services. These county funded services include:

  • Addictions specialist services
  • Going to counseling
  • Mental health education and management services (Community Support Program)
  • Mental health recovery oriented services (Comprehensive Community Services)
  • Meeting with a psychiatric physician assistant
  • Seeing a psychiatrist and receiving psychiatric medications (Psychiatric Medications and Management Program)


All help from the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center is provided free of charge.

More Information

For more information call 262-764-8555 for the resource center available M-F 8-5. For after hours assistance, contact the Crisis line at 262-657-7188. 

Kenosha County Behavioral Health Services - Community Resources Directory

This directory provides information and resources to individuals who are living with behavioral health, mental health and/or substance use issues as well as their family and friends. It's a starting point. We encourage you to seek professional advice and consultation when affected by these concerns. Use this directory and share it with others whose lives may be affected by behavioral health, mental health and/or substance use:

  • KenoshBehavioral Health Community Resources Directorya County Behavioral Health Services - Community Resources Directory, English
  • Recursos comunitarios de servicios de salud conductual del condado de Kenosha, Espanol