Heartland Human Services


New board members will be Mike Defend and Jenny Seachrist.
Defend is the president of Crossroads Bank in Effingham and brings with him an extensive career in regional banking.
Seachrist is the Special Programs Director for Effingham Unit 40 School District and provides a key networking resource between the agency and the schools.
(Left to right: Mike Defend and Jenny Seachrist)
“We are quite pleased to be able to attract individuals of Jenny and Mike’s caliber to the Heartland board,” said board president, Kaye Dent. “We look forward to their guidance and stewardship as we carry out Heartland’s vital mission of providing behavioral health services to the Effingham region.”

More information about Heartland Human Services can be found at www.heartlandhs.org, on Facebook, or by calling 217-347-7179.


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Heartland Renews Relationship With SIU

EFFINGHAM, IL-   Heartland Human Services, a local behavioral health and counseling agency, recently announced it has renewed its partnership with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. 

The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, located in Springfield, IL, has created a Memory and Aging Network that is comprised of community-based health service providers in downstate Illinois.  The resulting interconnected team of experts is dedicated to serving individuals with memory problems.  Staff is particularly trained to evaluate individuals with memory loss or other cognitive complaints.  The network provides counseling, referrals, and education.

“This strategic partnership has been a mutually beneficial relationship for more than 8 years,” says Heartland’s Director of Geriatric Services, Linda Warner.  “The healthcare professionals at SIU School of Medicine have been great to work with as we make inroads into understanding the challenges of dementia.  This is important work and we are proud to be a part of it.”

More information about the SIU Memory and Aging Network can be had by calling 217-545-7181 or by visiting www.siumed.edu/alz.

More information about Heartland Human Services can be had by calling 217-347-7179 or by visiting www.heartlandhs.org.

Trisha Katt Honored At Heartland!!

Congratulations to Trisha Katt for being named the recipient of this quarter’s Employee Recognition Award!

Trisha is the Caregiver Advisor at Heartland Human Services

The Cultural Review Committee says Trisha goes “above and beyond to see to it that her caregivers get the respite that they so much need.  Often times she must work flexible hours in order to meet with caregivers – before or after their work schedules.  Trisha’s position requires her to coordinate with many different agencies – often times advocating for family caregivers to get all the help they can get to keep their loved one at home. Trisha is always willing to help out with Medicare Part D appointments and other services within the Geriatric Department.”

For this recognition Trisha will receive a gift certificate for lunch, and access to the prestigious Honored Employee Parking Spot(s).  Here Debbie Orr (right) presents Trisha (left) with her certificate. 

We’re glad you’re on our team!

More information about Heartland Human Services can be found by calling 217-347-7179 or at www.heartlandhs.org.