WISE Congregations

The WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged) Congregation for Mental Health Resolution was adopted at the 2015 United Church of Christ General Synod to encourage congregations to become more welcoming to individuals and families living with mental health challenges, brain disorders, and substance use disorders. The UCC Mental Health Network’s Becoming a WISE Congregation for Mental Health provides a step-by-step guide any congregation or organization can follow to become WISE for Mental Health through education, advocacy, and covenant.

Click here for introduction.  Click here for resources.

Proceeds from Becoming a WISE Congregation for Mental Health will fund the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network’s work providing education materials, holding WISE Conferences across the country, and offering consultation to faith communities, organizations, and mental health professionals. For more information, or to access a free, lower-resolution PDF version or an accessible text version of this booklet, go to the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network website at www.mhn-ucc.org.

Illinois South Conference churches that have identified as WISE congregations and access to their information are listed below.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Carbondale, IL

Grantfork UCC, Grantfork, IL

Friedens UCC, Irvington, IL

St. John's UCC of Midway, Moro, IL