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.
Thresholds’ Youth & Young Adult Services (YAYAS) offer groundbreaking programs for adolescents, young adults, families, young mothers, and their children. These programs offer development of skills and supports they need to master mental health challenges while reducing the negative impact of those challenges on what matters most to young people: relationships, school success, recreational activities, health and wellness, day-to-day living and early career experiences. Specializing in the transition to adulthood, Thresholds’ Youth & Young Adult Services provide young people experiential learning within their communities to maximize success.
Guided by the latest scientific evidence and recognized best practice, each YAYAS program provides a unique array of services that share common core principles and methods. We use the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model as our foundational approach. TIP leverages young person voice and preference, and empowers them to make decisions, experience outcomes, and learn with the support of their team and self-identified supportive adults. Thresholds’ Youth & Young Adult Services focus heavily on creative engagement strategies, socializing opportunities, enhancing competencies across multiple life domains, and facilitating self-discovery.
The cornerstones of YAYAS are our innovative and effective employment and education supports. We believe that anyone can work or go to school with the right supports. We’ve adapted an evidence-based practice called Individual Placement and Supports (IPS) Supported Employment, specifically fit for youth and young adults with mental health conditions. Supported Employment and Supported Education Specialists are integrated into our YAYAS treatment teams. Learn more about our Supported Employment model, and the consultation we provide nationwide.
From school-based to community-based and residential services, we are regularly studying our adopted models to provide the highest quality programming and interventions for young people.
The Thresholds Youth & Young Adult (YAYA) Advisory Board is made up of young adult representatives who are current clients at Thresholds. The YAYAS Advisory Board mission is to positively impact Thresholds and the communities in which it serves. The board advises Thresholds on program materials, practices and policies, develops young person leadership and advocacy skills, connects young people to one another for natural mentorship opportunities through service learning, educational, volunteer, and socialization activities.
Elected Representatives are responsible for:
Representatives are paid a monthly stipend and must: