Programs & Services

Counseling & Support Groups


Our professional counselors meet you where you are

Struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you have anger issues? Do you need someone to talk to about your gender identity or a recent trauma? The Project provides mental health services tailored to your needs.

Our team of counselors and social workers offer individual, couples, family, and group therapies. The Project offers day, evening and weekend hours. To request counseling services, please call (309) 762-5433.

*Survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault receive immediate assistance


CLEAR (Choosing Life: Empowerment, Action, Results!)

CLEAR is an evidence-based health promotion intervention for youth and adults (ages 16 or older). CLEAR is unique because it provides clients with the skills to make healthy choices in all areas of their life. In other words, it addresses the client’s overall life context. Our counselors can help you examine your life goals and help you learn skills to avoid making decisions that might harm your health or prevent you from reaching your dreams.

How does it work?

  • 5 Core Sessions (45 min-60 min) where you learns essential cognitive behavioral techniques such as reframing, positive self-talk, and relaxation.
  • At the end of each core sessions you identify both a life goal and one or more prevention goals to focus on throughout the program.

Living with HIV?

People living with HIV can receive a $10 gift card for each of the 5 sessions. Complete all 5 and receive a $50 gift card bonus ($100 total).

Schedule a CLEAR appointment or to learn more, please email Clyde Lipp or call (309) 762-5433.


Support Groups

The HIV/AIDS Support Group meets often, pick the time that is most convenient for you and join us! You do not need to be a patient or client of The Project to attend group therapy/support groups. These groups are open to anyone living with HIV/AIDS. Lunch or dinner is provided.

Questions? Call Clyde at (309) 762-5433 to learn more.

Every Thursday 11:00 am

2nd and 4th Tuesday 5:30 pm