About Us

The Homeless Action Committee (HAC) is a standing committee of the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Region 1 Advisory Council. HAC has its roots in the Access to Community Care and Emergency Supports and Services (ACCESS) demonstration project funded by the Center for Mental Health Services.

Since 1994, administrators from multiple service delivery systems have met to identify and overcome barriers, fill service gaps, and enhance collaboration to the benefit of individuals who are homeless and have a serious mental illness or co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness. The systems represented include mental health, vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse, housing, homeless services, primary health care, and benefits and entitlements. Members include:

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