Deaf Program

The Thresholds Deaf Program is the first and only program of its kind in Illinois, offering a comprehensive list of services for persons with severe mental illness who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Staffed by employees fluent in the use of American Sign Language (ASL) who understand the unique cultural needs of the Deaf Community, the Thresholds Deaf Program provides a full range of specialized services and connects members to other Thresholds programs.

Recovery Model
Focused on supporting recovery, Thresholds’ Deaf Programs help members live full, independent lives with dignity and respect. Each member is given personal attention in a comfortable environment.

A Leading Program
Thresholds was the first in the nation to offer comprehensive and integrated mental health services to the people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Today, Thresholds continues to be the leader in the field.

Through the Thresholds Deaf Program, members have access to many services available including:

  • Psychiatric and Medical Care
  • Housing Options (group homes, supportive apartments, and unstaffed houses located throughout Chicago)
  • Outreach Services (home visits, resource referral, and advocacy)
  • Life Skills and Social Groups


The Deaf Program is equipped with videophones, instant messaging, and other technologies.

Thresholds Deaf Program Director- Vicki Hall
Voice Phone: 773-537-3341
Videophone: 773-886-1182

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