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Report: Illinois’ mental health crisis will linger until investments are made in mental health and substance use treatment services

Medicaid revisions – including early treatment for youth, and access to affordable mental healthcare and addiction treatment – are necessary to combat the state’s deadly substance use and mental health crisis. In a report released today, Thresholds, the state’s largest provider…
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Thresholds response to Governor Rauner’s annual budget address

Illinois’ budget must put the state’s opioid epidemic and mental health crisis front-and-center in more than name only CHICAGO, IL – Yesterday, Governor Rauner outlined spending priorities in his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. While we were pleased…
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Thresholds’ Response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

CHICAGO, IL – This afternoon, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivered the annual State of the State address. He began today’s speech by referencing Jane Addams as one of the noteworthy Illinoisans upon whose shoulders we stand as we look to…
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Thresholds opposes Medicaid work requirements and other barriers jeopardizing access to healthcare

CHICAGO, IL – Thresholds opposes any changes to Medicaid which create unnecessary barriers to accessing healthcare, including work requirements. Recently, the federal government issued a notice encouraging states to consider imposing additional restrictions in order to qualify for healthcare through…
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Advocacy: Raising Our Voices to Move Mental Health Forward

Advocacy: Raising Our Voices to Move Mental Health Forward By Amber Kirchhoff On May 1, Thresholds kicked off Mental Health Awareness Month by convening people with lived experience, health care and human service providers, and policymakers from across the state…
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24 Million to Lose Health Insurance Under American Health Care Act

  Chicago, IL – Thresholds has stated that we oppose any national healthcare legislation that reduces the number of insured individuals or reduces Medicaid funding and benefits. More than 5,000 of our 15,000 clients gained coverage through Medicaid Expansion under…
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Thresholds Joins Statewide Coalition Calling on Elected Officials to “Protect Our Care” and Stand Against Healthcare Repeal and Medicaid Caps

CHICAGO, IL – Today, Thresholds is pleased to be among the more than 50 organizations launching Protect Our Care Illinois, a statewide coalition of healthcare providers and advocates dedicated to preserving healthcare coverage and preventing caps to Medicaid. Protect Our…
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I love working at Thresholds because we’ll never stop fighting for mental health.

By Sheila O’Neill, Vice President, Primary and Mental Health Care Integration When I started working at Thresholds in 1983 as a third-shift Job Coach, transporting our clients from 47th and Halsted to stock shelves at the Great Lakes Naval Commissary, I…
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