Programs and Services

Adoption Preservation

Provides home-based intervention to families formed through adoption or subsidized guardianship. Counseling, crisis intervention and 24-hour on-call assistance help address adjustment, grief/loss resolution, attachment, educational and emotional issues. This DCFS-supported program also provides therapeutic respite services, psycho-educational and support groups, workshops, and help securing resources.

Adult Mental Health

Offers recovery-based individual and group therapies, case management, crisis intervention and psychiatric services to individuals with mental illness to help them achieve and maintain stability.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Promotes psychological, social and emotional development through psychiatric services and individual, family and group counseling, and community support. Services help children and adolescents address problems that interfere with daily functioning and school performance.

CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement)

Offers a supported, shared-apartment living environment for adults with mental illness, with staff on-site 24 hours a day. Staff provide case management, medication monitoring, transportation to medical appointments, and training to learn daily living skills.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid at Metropolitan Southwest provides legal assistance for housing and consumer issues to low-income individuals.

Mental Health Juvenile Justice (MHJJ)

Works with eligible youth and their families to provide support and services to improve clinical functioning, school performance and attendance and decrease recidivism. Counseling, case management, home and community-based services are provided to youth who have had contact with the juvenile justice system and display serious mental health concerns.

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review Program

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review Program works closely with the Department of Mental Health and the Illinois Department on Aging to conduct comprehensive assessments of adults with mental illness who live in long-term care facilities and nursing homes. The evaluation includes a recommendation on the consumer’s readiness to live in the community autonomously, and identifies resources needed after discharge to strengthen successful community integration.

Screening Assessment and Supportive Services (SASS)

Screening Assessment and Supportive Services (sass) stabilizes crisis situations and provides intensive mental health services to children and adolescents who are experiencing acute psychiatric episodes. SASS uses intensive community-based intervention to limit psychiatric hospitalizations.

Veterans Individual and Family Program (VIP)

Veterans Individual and Family Program offers outpatient counseling, psychiatric and support services to veterans and their families to help them manage symptoms, stress and challenges related to military service. The program emphasizes capacity for change while addressing key challenges, special needs and adjustment issues experienced by veterans.

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