Outpatient Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment: Adolescents and Young Adults
The Advantage Group Foundation, or TAG, was founded in 1988 by Pat Owens, its current Executive Director.
In January of 2000, we completed construction and moved into our own building located in Crystal Lake which is exclusively dedicated to serving adolescents, young adults and their families within the community.
Pat Owens, M. Ed., LCPC
The Founder and Executive Director of The Advantage Group Foundation (TAG). The agency is a culmination of her 37 years expertise and experience in the field of substance abuse.
She has designed, directed, and implemented innovative and successful prevention, intervention, and treatment programs for high risk adolescents. Her years of experience have been gained in her work with National and State programs, Private and Not for Profit agencies, school based, hospital based, and community based settings. In addition, she has worked with substance abusing youth and adults in urban (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland), suburban, and semi-rural communities. Her treatment approach and programs have been featured in both National and Local media including NBC National News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune.
Ms. Owens holds a Master's Degree in Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).
The McHenry County Mental Health Board also provides funding to McHenry County Residents
Licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services: Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
The Advantage Group Foundation is a not for profit (501(c) 3) agency receiving funding from:
The State of Illinois, Department of Human Services: Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASA). Approximately 30% of our total agency budget is derived from OASA.
The McHenry County Mental Health Board also provides funding to McHenry County Residents, 30% of the agency budget.
The remaining 40% of our budget is derived from Managed Care contracts, private insurance, Medicaid, and client fees.
Most importantly, a founding principle of TAG is to provide quality services to all those who need treatment regardless of ability to pay. TAG has never refused or reduced services, or based clinical decisions on the clients financial resources.
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