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  Serving a population of more than 260,000 and an area of 725 square miles,
  the Madison County Mental Health Board (MCMHB):

  • Was Formed in 1966 ... When voters established a local tax to fund mental health services for county residents.

  • Is Called the "708 Board"... Since the referendum approving the annual levied tax (not to exceed .15%) passed under the enabling legislation of the Community Mental Health Act (Illinois House Bill 708).

  • Defines/Plans/Funds/Monitors Facilities & Services... Provided to persons/families dealing with mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse.

  • Contracts with 15 Area Service Providers...Funds 26 other programs/services, and a three-person staff, all within an annual budget of under $3 million.

  • Is comprised of a diverse group of county residents Representing local groups such as:

    • Health Departments
    • School Boards
    • Medical Societies
    • Lay Associations
    • Welfare Boards
    • Labor/Business/Civic Groups
    • Hospital Boards
    • The General Public

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