SUPR Newsletter November 2022

Annual Illinois Conference on Problem Gambling:

Please join Illinois Council on Problem Gambling (ICPG) for the 12th Annual Illinois Conference on Problem Gambling! A variety of topics from the rise in internet gambling to programs and services offered will be presented at this year's conference. You don't won't want to miss this!

WHEN: November 10th, 2022

11:00am-4:15pm CST

Registration is free. CEs available through IAODAPCA. Sign-up now by visiting Illinois Conference on Problem Gambling!

Recovery Home Series- Part 3:

Please join ICPG for the 3rd Part of its Recovery Home Series. This webinar will focus on grief and loss associated with problem gambling. The onsite staff in Recovery Homes offer many services and provide an effective support system for residents. Relapse can be common among individuals with Substance Use and Gambling Disorders and supportive Recovery Homes can have a positive impact.

WHEN: November 15th, 2022

1:00pm-2:30pm CST

Registration is free. 1.5 CE Credits Available through IAODAPCA.

Sign-up now by visiting Recovery Home Series - Part 3 (Grief, Loss, and Gambling)

Behavioral Health Provider Loan Repayment:

Applications for the Community Behavioral Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program are due by November 15, 2022. Eligible providers are behavioral health professionals licensed by IDFPR or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors with outstanding federal student loan balances.

Visit Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) for more information.

IDOT Campaign:

SUPR is sharing information about a new campaign developed by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). To raise awareness about road safety, IDOT developed the campaign, It's Not a Game, and developed campaign materials.

The Partner Toolkit allows your organization to download creative assets including images, videos, gifs, and messaging to share life-saving road safety education with social media audiences. For instructions and assets, please visit Partner Toolkit & Partner Toolkit Instructions.

Also, follow the below social media pages for updated content!

It's Not a Game- Facebook

It's Not a Game- Instagram

It's Not a Game- Twitter

It's Not a Game- YouTube

It's Not a Game- TikTok

If you have any feedback or additional resource requests, please complete the survey at Toolkit Feedback and Request.

Please help IDOT spread the word with this important message!

Human Services Capital Investment Grant Program:

We are happy to share that the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and IDHS have launched a first-of-its-kind Human Services Capital Investment Grant Program! The program is funded by Rebuild Illinois and will support up to $15 million in capital improvement projects for facilities of eligible not-for-profit human services providers located in Illinois.

Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to immediately review technical assistance materials and participate in upcoming webinars.

For more details, visit IDHS and DCEO Launch First-Ever Human Services Capital Grant Program-Press Release.

Illinois Recovery Corps:

IDHS/SUPR is working with IL Recovery Corps to increase the peer workforce across the state. Too many people do not have the support they need to live a healthy life in recovery. We're working to change that, but we need more help! Please spread the word by sharing the following information within your networks, community members, and current/past clients that would like to help others through their recovery.

Illinois Recovery Corps is looking for Recovery Navigators and Project Coordinators for a January 16th start. Members serve full-time, 40-hours a week and need to apply by December 14, 2022. All positions serve through July 2023.

In addition to ongoing training and support, Recovery Navigators and Project Coordinators receive:

  • A stipend of $1,100, paid every two weeks
  • Individual health insurance (monthly premium 100% paid)
  • Up to an additional $6,495 for tuition or student loans
  • Childcare assistance- based on family size and income

To learn more or to apply, visit Recovery Corp Illinois.

CRSS Project Success:

Visit Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Project Success for important information about a Workforce Development resource that supports individuals with lived experience gain the training to be part of your recovery workforce.

The CRSS credential applies to both the mental health and SUD recovery support workforce. There is an increasing base of literature that demonstrates the effectiveness of this workforce in supporting patients stay or get back on their recovery path.

COVID-19 Exceptions:

A gentle reminder that COVID-19 exceptions are still in effect and have no expiration date currently. Services delivered through Telehealth are still acceptable.

Please review the Provider Notice from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) dated March 20, 2020, "Telehealth Services Expansion Prompted by COVID-19"IDHS/SUPR has also sent several communications regarding the COVID-19 Exception that you can review.

Recovery Residences Registry

The IDHS/SUPR Recovery Residence Registry has been moved to the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances to simplify public inquiries for Recovery Residence. Information in the registry helps IDHS/SUPR better understand recovery residences' capacity and support for Medication Assisted Recovery. If you partner with a residence that is not listed, please invite them to register and/or contact to list the organization. Search the Recovery Residences Registry at any time.

Overdose Response Funding Updates:

SUPR publishes a quarterly report summarizing funded projects in response to the overdose crisis. We invite you to review the Overdose Response Funding Report at your convenience.

Smart Alerts and Other Communications:

DHS Coronavirus


The health, safety, and well-being of all those we serve are amongst our highest priorities. Please visit the State of Illinois Coronavirus page.

Summary of SUPR Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Smart Alerts

SUPR COVID-19 Communications