Get Involved with the Coalition!



Please participate in our Coalition networking and planning meetings on the third Tuesdays of various months.  For 2020 we will have quarterly in-person meetings  beginning in February from 1-3 pm unless there is a special event. The meeting is held in the Conference room at the DuPage County Health Department Community Center, 115 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187 Phone: (630)752-0066. Beginning in January we will have quarterly conference call meetings from 3-4 pm at phone number (1-712-770-5505; PC979606#) .  

Also new for 2020-

On a quarterly basis beginning in March we encourage you to attend the meeting of the local geographic cluster in your area to support their work. 

Everyone is welcome at any of our meetings!  

Calendar (Note the time and location changes for 2020)

Date and Time Location and Meeting Description
Nov  9th, 9 - 10 am IMHC Conference call (1-712-770-5505; Access Code 979606#). Reflection: Jolene LeRoy.  Spotlight Topic: Rev. Darryl Jenkins will lead a discussion on cultural competency.
Dec 17th, 9-11am IMHC Meeting @ Community Center (NAMI DuPage) 

115 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187

phone access: 1- 712-770-5505, PC 979606#

Introductions of those present. Sharing of holiday readings/ music/ foods/ ritual from our different traditions. Business Matters including planning for 2020 events and topics.

Jan 21st, 3-4 pm IMHC Conference call (1-712-770-5505; Access Code 979606#). Reflection: Jolene LeRoy.  Spotlight Topic: Rev. Barbara Wilson will lead a discussion on  trauma focused on the impact of Internalized racist oppression and superiority as related to historical and generational factors. This will be followed by sharing/ announcments  of your efforts in mental health awareness in faith communities, and planning for 2020 events of interest.
January 30th, 8-4

Convening at the Intersection of Trauma, Faith and Resilience to Connect, Learn, Heal, and Serve

Date: Thursday, January 30

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chicago Teacher’s Union Foundation

1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago (North of the United Center)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Iva Carruthers, a founding trustee and General Secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, an interdenominational organization within the African American faith tradition focused on social justice issues.


Over three years, we have been learning about the intersection of faith, trauma and resilience. Come and celebrate the blossoming and blooming of our movement.

Connect with each other,

Learn together about concrete actions we can take to create trauma-responsive and healing-engaged congregations and communities,

Heal and nourish our own spirits, and

Prepare ourselves to model and guide transformation across our communities

To register for this event, visit .

Registration fee: $30; Students: $15. Scholarships available.

Questions? Contact Octavia Tyson at


Spread the word! Print the 2019 IMHC Calendar to stay up to date and the IMHC Brochure to take with you to networking meetings you attend! Feel free to make copies or email it to people you know who might be interested in supporting/joining the coalition.