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 Young Adult Program (YAP) is one-of-a-kind, designed for young adults with serious mental illnesses that require community residential services or transitional living support. Featured in multiple books and peer-reviewed journals, YAP is known for refining best-practices for engagement and support for young adults with histories of trauma and child system involvement, including child welfare, juvenile justice, and special education. Geared specifically toward preparing youth for their highest level of success as they become adults, YAP balances high levels of real-world experiential learning with high levels of support and creative engagement strategies. YAP is guided by the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model, an evidence-informed practice that assists young people in discovering who they are, empowers young people to take an active role in their treatment and goal planning, teaches young people risk management and problem solving, and fosters the building of family and social support connections for the future.
YAP services are team-based, and include multiple therapeutic approaches, intensive case management, skill-building, financial management, psychiatry, relationship-building, community living activities, and overall development of individual strengths.
YAP staff practice a young-adult-adapted version of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based practice that increases emotion and behavior regulation and interpersonal skills, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, an effective crisis prevention and intervention model for residential care providers.
YAP is also well-known for its integration of evidence-based supported employment and supported education. By linking these vocational teams with YAP clinical teams, young people build work and school experiences that prepare them for employment and post-secondary education opportunities. Furthermore, in the last year of YAP engagement, young people work closely with a Transition Specialist who links them to benefits, housing, and support services for life after Thresholds.
Located on Chicago’s Northside, YAP Residential supports 16 – 21 year-olds in building independent living skills while managing their mental health and overall wellness. YAP Residential includes three residences (two all-male; one all-female) that are conveniently located near the main YAP Center. During the day, young people are engaged in school, work, or programming. Individuals who are ready to learn how to live in a less structured environment and getting closer to graduating from the program can move to the Excel apartments. A unique part of the residential continuum, Excel consists of shared apartments with around-the-clock staff supports. Excel clients participate in all aspects of the same residential services, but practice living in a shared apartment.
Thresholds REACH is a Transitional Living Program (TLP) designed for young adults with mental health needs, and consists of three locations across Chicago’s North Side. Young people ages 18 – 21 live in apartments with 24-hour staff support while they develop life skills, self-discovery, and self-sufficiency.
For more information, please contact the Thresholds Young Adult Program intake line at 773.537.3030.