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Programs and Services

Adoption Support and 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.

Acute Community Services (ACS)

Acute Community Services (ACS) is a grant-funded program and part of the Region I South Crisis Care System. Intensive outpatient mental health and psychiatric services are available to adults being discharged from a hospital emergency room, psychiatric hospital or crisis residential facility. The program provides crisis intervention and recovery services.

Behavioral Mental Health

Behavioral Mental Health offers recovery-based individual and group therapy services, case management, crisis intervention, community support and psychiatry. MFS Behavioral Mental Health services promote psychological, social and emotional development which helps to achieve and maintain recovery. MFS offers Behavioral Health Programs to Children, Adolescents and Adults. Outpatient counseling, psychiatric and support services are available for Veterans and their families.

Blue Island Robbins Neighborhood Network (BIRNN)

The BIRNN is a collaborative initiative that responds to community need in the Blue Island Robbins community by creating more expansive, stable and interconnected delivery of social services. United Way Metropolitan Chicago is a co coordinator among network partners providing neighborhood specific solutions to community challenges. MFS functions as the lead partner to deliver enhance services in the education, income and health community impact areas.

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.

The Living Room

The Living Room is a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment that serves as an alternative to seeking emergency room services for individuals in crisis. Upon arrival, individuals are paired with a peer mentor to assist in managing their crisis and attaining stabilization. The objective is to provide an empathetic, supportive and comfortable environment, deferring individuals in crisis from the emergency room.

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.

MFS Nurse Family Partnership

The Nurse Family Partnership empowers vulnerable first time mothers through regular home visits and support that is provided from specially trained nurses during their pregnancy under 28-weeks, continuing through the child’s second birthday. The expectant mothers benefit getting the care and support needed to have a healthy pregnancy. Throughout the partnership, the home visit nurse provides new moms with the confidence and tools needed to assure a healthy start for their babies. Participating moms are able to envision a life of stability and opportunities for success for both mom and child

Mobile Crisis Response (MCR)

Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) stabilizes crisis situations and provides intensive mental health services to adults and adolescents who are experiencing acute psychiatric episodes. MCR uses intensive community-based intervention to limit psychiatric hospitalizations.

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 living 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.