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.
Founded in 1976, the Thresholds Mothers Project provides comprehensive assistance to mothers with mental health challenges and their children. Parents in our program are working to provide safe, healthy and nurturing environments for their children, while also receiving support with mental illness, homelessness, and/or the effects of abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences, As most are also making the transition from adolescence to young adulthood, The Mothers Project focuses on the acquisition of independent living skills, in addition to providing education and support to develop healthy parenting skills.
The Mothers Project Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides a comprehensive array of services to 17-21 year-old pregnant and parenting young women with mental health challenges who are referred by DCFS or DJJ. The TLP includes 24-hour staffed residences where young mothers and their children live together, and receive support and guidance at the moments when it is most needed. Additionally, Mothers Project TLP residents receive case management, individual and group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training, psychiatry and medication management support, Parent Education, and IPS Supported Employment and Education services, as well as crisis intervention when needed.
The Building Flourishing Families (BFF) component of the Mothers Project TLP provides the same comprehensive services for young mothers, ages 16-23, who are experiencing homelessness.Most mothers in the Parenting TLP also utilize the Mothers Project Early Learning Center for daycare, to assist with both the parents’ own goals and their children’s development. PATH The Mothers Project PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Program provides support to families with parents of any age who are experiencing mental health struggles and homelessness through comprehensive case management services, assistance with housing access benefits attainment, and psychiatry.
The Mothers Project PATH (Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness) Program provides support to families with parents of any age who are experiencing mental health struggles and homelessness through comprehensive case management services, assistance with housing access benefits attainment, and psychiatry. PATH involved mothers also have access to our Employment Specialist, and those with young children are offered Parent Education and access to our Early Learning Center for their children. For more information or to make a referral, please contact the program at 773-537-3293.
The Thresholds Mothers Project Early Learning Center (ELC) is a specialized daycare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with a focus on Early Childhood Mental Health. With the Creative Curriculum as the foundation, the ELC provides a safe and fun environment that supports individual learning and development. Parents of 0-3 year old children receive home visiting with parent education and coaching using the Parents as Teachers model. The parent coaching supports mothers in developing growth-producing relationships with their children by increasing their knowledge of child development and of effective parenting practices, identifying and building on parent, child and family strengths, and focusing on parent-child healthy interactions.
The Early Learning Center is open to the public and takes referrals from families that meet low income threshold requirements. The Thresholds Mothers Project was added to the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, which website ranks programs in child welfare based on research evidence, in 2016. To see our listing on the CEBC4CW website, click here.