Thresholds Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Services are person-centered, trauma-informed, and evidence-based.
Our model is to bring a comprehensive suite of services to wherever our clients are.
Thresholds provides mental health crisis response in Chicago through two programs – our Living Room and our Mobile Crisis Response Team.
The Thresholds Workforce Development Department offers workshops, conferences and other training opportunities.
Thresholds offers groundbreaking programs for adolescents, young adults, families, young mothers, and their children.
Thresholds offers services designed to integrate mental health, substance use, and primary care treatment.
Our mission is to provide data to support decision-making meant to improve quality of care, optimize health outcomes, and lower costs.
This program provides key transitional services to people with serious mental illnesses and substance use conditions who are exiting the justice system.
The only program of its kind in Illinois, offering services for persons with mental illnesses who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Thresholds’ Peer Success program is operated by consumers – those who have a lived experience of mental illness.
Thresholds is the largest provider of supported housing in Illinois and provides comprehensive services for persons experiencing homelessness.
Thresholds provides clients with the support and services needed to achieve independence to class members of the Williams Consent Decree.
Thresholds offers services to members of the armed forces who are experiencing PTSD, trauma, substance use disorders, and much more.
Thresholds’ Employment Specialists place clients in jobs of their choice to create real economic independence.
The Thresholds Creative Arts Therapy team, made up of a diverse range of trained art therapists, provides our clients tools for wellness.
The Thresholds Homeless Outreach Program was established in 1989 to provide assertive outreach, linkage to primary and psychiatric care, and resource referral to persons experiencing homelessness with serious mental illnesses. The program employs the skills of licensed clinical social workers on the streets, in shelters, and any other location where people who are homeless may be found. We are Chicago’s only citywide mental health homeless outreach program, and our primary goal is simple: to get people living with mental illnesses off the street and help them recover and regain their lives. We believe it is not enough to simply be available to the people who need our services – we need to bring our services to them.
Every day, Homeless Outreach Program workers can be found traveling throughout the city and on public transit in search of people who may need our service. After initial contact, the team works to build a relationship, and may help to hospitalize people in critical need, provide temporary shelter, or connect them to long-term support programs. Each year the Homeless Outreach Program team works with up to 1,400 people throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area.
Thresholds CTA Project
The Thresholds CTA Project team engages populations experiencing homelessness in need of services on Chicago’s ‘L’ transit system. They provide comprehensive assessments, clinical engagement, advocacy, community resources development, transportation to appointments, and assistance with completing and submitting public benefits applications.
The CTA Project team works with Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) security to identify persons in need. Staff shifts vary between peak and non-peak times for maximum coverage. All staff are equipped with a wireless laptop containing resource information, web-based e-mail, and software designed to track a client’s progress.
Homeless Outreach services and programs at Thresholds are supported through partnerships with the City of Chicago and the Department of Family and Support Services through the Illinois Department of Human Services.