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 integrates the latest empirical research and clinical best-practice in order to design effective services and programs for at-risk young adults facing multiple challenges during their transition to adulthood. Thresholds engages in rigorous program evaluation and quality improvement efforts to ensure that service and program design meet the unique needs of a diverse group of transition-age youth with serious mental health challenges in Illinois.
Thresholds YAYAS has its own dedicated interdisciplinary Evaluation, Research & Quality Improvement (ERQ) Team that systematically collects, analyzes and summarizes data for clinical decision-making on a programmatic, practice, and individual client level. ERQ is led by a PhD-level researcher and uses implementation science principles and the Plan-Do-Study-Act Quality Improvement Process to improve YAYAS systems and practice effectiveness, value, and efficiency. ERQ conducts literature reviews and consults with experts if necessary to understand where the state of the science is in regards to an area identified for improvement. ERQ also develops a wide range of tools to support staff use of data in real time to improve program processes and young person outcomes.
The ERQ team is composed of Quality Improvement Specialists, Evaluation Specialists, the YAYAS Advisory Board Coordinator, Young Adults with lived experience who learn skills and support projects in a variety of ways, and interns from multiple fields. Together, we support innovation within YAYAS and aim to translate our knowledge in Illinois and across the country. We also partner with a number of universities and providers in our knowledge translation effort – see Provider Training & Consulting to learn more about our collaborations.
Thresholds YAYAS produces helpful information for the field, including academic journal articles, conference workshops, white papers, and a variety of practice tools (e.g., practice guidebooks and activities). See our publication & presentation list here and links to our most popular materials below:
Thresholds also provides consultation and technical assistance to mental health systems and providers across the country. Thresholds leadership leverages research and program evaluation findings while serving as members or advisors with a multitude of state-based agencies and associations.
Thresholds Research & Innovation is led by Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, PhD, LCSW. Link to CV