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  meetings  beginning in February from 1-3 pm unless there is a special event. The meeting is held via Zoom until the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Then they will be 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 online meetings via Zoom invitation through our email announcments. 

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. Or work with us to form one if there isn't one!

Everyone is welcome at any of our meetings!  

Calendar (Note the time and location changes for 2020)

Date and Time Location and Meeting Description
March 16, 1 - 3 pm CT
  1. 1 – 2 PM  Discussion moderated by Rev. Dr. Darryl Jenkins on how the pandemic has affected faith communities, clergy, and lay leadership. Respondents will include Rev. David Penner, Director of Care, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church; Rizwan Ali, Imam and Religious Director, Islamic Center of Naperville;
  2. 2-3 PM, Reflection, Introductions, Announcements, Business items.

Business Matters:

  1. Approval of Minutes of February 16, 2021 meeting
  2. Financial Report -- Denise Elsbree
  3. Further planning on the 2021 IMHC Calendar
  4. Update on development of the one stop shop repository of resources for mental health ministry development. Progress on becoming a member of Northbridge Technology Cooperative and Denise and Robert beginning conversations with Northbridge staff to refine our needs (“must have” features, “want” features, most cost effective ways to obtain those features). See progress at

See the Northbridge proposal at .


Next scheduled meeting: 

May 18th  1- 3 pm IMHC Meeting via Zoom. Reflection: Robert Skrocki

Topic: Social determinants that impact health, health disparities; panel members from 4 counties (overall picture, mental, what role do faith communities have in addressing this or could they have


Spread the word! Print the 2021 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.  

Keep up with coalition! See the minutes of our last meeting. Also see minutes of our second to last meeting

See the latest version of our proposal for a one stop shop repository of mental health wellness resources at Proposal .

See the latest needs survey results