Transitions of Western Illinois is a charitable, not-for-profit agency that provides a comprehensive array of mental health, educational, and rehabilitation services.
Located in Quincy, IL., Transitions was founded in 1955 as the Adams County Mental Health Center. For over 50 years the agency has served the Adams County area, providing high quality, affordable mental health and rehabilitation services.
Transitions is a United Way agency and is CARF (Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited. We have undergone a rigorous survey process to have attained CARF accreditation. Transitions’ services meet CARF standards and are of the highest quality.
Transitions provides an array of services to meet the needs of area residents. From birth through the remainder of life, Transitions’ services help people live a more improved quality of life … and help people reach their potentials.
Annually, Transitions serves more than 9,000 area residents.
Transitions receives funding for its services from the Illinois Division of Mental Health, the Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities, other state departments, including the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. Fees for services delivered, United Way funding, and local funding from the Adams County Board also support the agency’s services.
While Transitions receives funding from the aforementioned sources, the agency relies on the generosity of individual, business, and foundation donors. Charitable gifts from donors who believe in our mission enable Transitions to provide services to people in our area, regardless of income. Thanks to the support provided by generous donors, Transitions provides services to those in need on the basis of ability to pay – thus making Transitions’ services affordable and accessible to all.
Transitions has been honored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Quincy Area and was named “Employer of the Year” in the large employer category for providing a flexible working environment and outstanding employee benefits to those the agency employs.
In 2007 we were the recipient of Voices for Illinois Children’s Helen R. Weigle Award for Innovation in Children’s Programming. This award recognized the agency for providing parenting and mental health information to the public via a weekly TV and radio program.
In 2009 we received Prevent Child Abuse Illinois’ Child Abuse Community Prevention Award for our longstanding commitment to child abuse prevention … and our 12-year history of coordinating the “Blue Bow Campaign” in our community.