Who We Are

 

Vision Statement

We envision a community where everyone has the opportunity to enhance their quality of life.

Mission Statement

Promoting independence and improving lives through care, education, and advocacy.

Values

Care for the whole person: Our superior outcomes are the result of our one-of-a-kind model of care, that attends to all sides of the human being: the physical, the mental, and the emotional.

Care for the family as well as the client:  Because every health issue is, by definition, a family health issue – we make a point of caring for our client’s caregivers.

Radical Collaboration: We are the real deal, on-the-ground health provider. We respond to the families of McHenry County directly, listening to what they need. Because the needs of each client are unique and ever-evolving – so is our model of care.

Going Further: We are not afraid of the hard stuff. Our culture is based on putting in the extra time, going the extra step, taking on the extra responsibility.

Our History

Although Independence Health & Therapy is a newer name, we began as a result of a merger between two long-standing organizations that faithfully served our community. Adult & Child Therapy Services was founded in 1949 to provide service to the disabled in McHenry County as a Chapter of Easter Seals. Family Alliance, Inc opened its doors in 1981 as the first and only day care service for senior citizens in McHenry County, providing an option for loved ones to age in place.

In 2018, the two organizations merged to create Independence Health & Therapy recognizing that together, we could serve our community even better. Each organization brought their expertise and services to provide a more wholistic and streamlined approach. Building on the long histories of helping others achieve independence, together we continue to expand that mission.

Independence Health & Therapy has taken the strengths and successes of both organizations to offer an extensive selection of services to serve our community. Promoting independence and improving lives through care, education, and advocacy.

Executive Leadership

John Buckley

Executive Director

Mary Fisher

Director of Finance

Amy Hernon

Director of Development

Gretchen Husted

Director of Policy

Board of Directors

Dave Byrnes

Board President

Tim Urban

Vice President

Keith Hogan

Treasurer

Cindy Bock

Secretary

Melissa Adamson

Sheldon Clark

Kim Keefe

Patricia Kraft

Christopher Marrs

Scott McClain

Kevin Sanderson

We care for the Caregivers

We make a point of caring for the caregivers. That is, the families of those we care for. Because every health issue is by definition a family health issue.

Transportation

Transportation services are a central component of all our programs. We deliver reliable, worry-free door-to-door shuttle service.