Deaf Program

The Thresholds Deaf Program is the first and only program of its kind in Illinois, offering comprehensive community-based services for persons with serious mental illnesses 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 clients to other services, both within Thresholds and elsewhere.

Recovery Model
Focused on supporting recovery, Thresholds’ Deaf Program helps clients live full, independent lives with dignity and respect. Each client receives 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 people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Today, Thresholds continues to be a leader in the field.

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

  • Psychiatric and medical care
  • Housing options (group homes, supportive apartments, and unstaffed housing located throughout the Chicagoland area)
  • 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