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The following is a list of the programs currently offered through the Division of Mental Health:

Adult Mental Health (AMH):

The AMH program offers outpatient and home based therapeutic services for adults and families.  AMH consumers are able to attend clinical groups, obtain individual and family therapy and receive psychiatric medication services from a certified psychiatrist.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT):

The ACT program is a team based model of treatment that provides community mental health and supportive services for adults who have experienced frequent psychiatric hospitalizations or who have an uncontrolled serious and persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia.  ACT teams which include a registered nurse, a certified psychiatrist and a vocational specialist, visit consumers at least four times per month.

City of Chicago Psychiatric Services (COC):

For unfunded adults within the city of Chicago, HRDI is able to provide psychiatric evaluations at no cost to participants. Consumers are eligible to receive mental health assessments, case management services, psychiatric evaluations, medication administration and monitoring. Consumers are able to receive psychotropic medication at no cost.

Community Support Team (CST):

The CST program is a team of at least six mental health professionals who together provides services and supports to adult consumers and their families with the goal of decreasing hospitalizations, crisis episodes and increasing community functioning.

Community Support Residential (CSR):

The CSR program provides services and supports for those adults who live within HRDI residential homes.  Consumers attend day treatment programming in our primary Roseland location and receive on site therapy for additional treatment needs including dual diagnosis treatment through a certified provider.  Consumers who reside in our women’s residential program can be unfunded and have no discernible source of income.

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOS):

IOS is a facility-based program that offers group therapy for at least 4 hours per day, 5 days per week. These services are geared for consumers who are at risk of, or who have an intensive history of, psychiatric hospitalizations.  Consumers are transferred from IOS into our Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services program where they continue to get day treatment on a time unlimited basis.

Individualized Placement and Supports (IPS):

IPS is an evidence-based practice that supports individuals with severe mental illnesses in the vocational exploration and job finding process. Once a person obtains a job, job supports are highly individualized and fully integrated with their mental health treatment.  Consumers cannot self-refer to this program.

NON-Medicaid Program (NMR):

HRDI has created a program to serve all unfunded/uninsured consumers (consumers without Medicaid). Consumers are eligible to receive mental health assessments, treatment planning services, case management services and psychiatric medication services from a certified psychiatrist. Consumers are able to receive psychotropic medication at no cost.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR):

PSR is a day treatment program that teaches adults through skill-building classes such as Anger Management and Symptom Management how to cope with their mental illness and live productively in the community..  PSR is offered Monday through Friday for at least five hours per day.

Recovery and Recreational Center (DIC):

HRDI has recently opened a peer run Recovery Drop-In Center on the south east side of Chicago at 1757 E. 75th Street. The DIC is fully operated and staffed by individuals who are in recovery from a mental illness.  The center operates seven days a week, 365 days per year and offer a supportive and relaxing environment for individuals with a mental illness who are interested in socialization.  The DIC has a computer lab with internet access, offers classes in the onsite laundry facility and offers daily snacks.  All are welcome to visit.


  • Acute Community Services (ACS):

ACS staff provide activities or services to residents who live on the South Side of Chicago.  These residents have been seen or discharged from a hospital and have been referred to ACS for intense, outpatient and community based therapeutic programming.  Services include assessments, individual and family therapy, psychotropic medication administration and outpatient groups.  Consumers cannot self-refer to this program.

  • Psychiatric Assessment Services (PAS):

PAS staff provide assessment services to patients at Jackson Park Hospital, St. Bernard Hospital and Roseland Hospital who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis.  In addition to assessments, PAS staff can provide brief supportive therapy and referrals and linkage to appropriate community services.  Consumers cannot self-refer to this program.

  • Shelter Plus Care (SPC):

SPC is a HUD sponsored program that provides rental assistance and offers other supportive services to individuals who live in subsidized free standing apartments throughout the Chicago land area. Services include therapy and case management. Consumers cannot self-refer to this program.

  • Williams Consent Decree (WCD) Assertive Community Treatment:

In 2010, the State of Illinois entered into a Consent Decree, settling the Williams v Quinn class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that Illinois was in violation of Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by “needlessly segregating” Plaintiffs, a class of 4,500 Illinois residents with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) living in institutional settings (Institutes of Mental Disease). The Williams Consent Decree emphasizes that all persons with Serious Mental Illness currently residing in IMD)’s in Illinois have the right to live in community-based settings.  HRDI is one of nine agencies in the Chicago land area who provide services to eligible residents of IMD’s who are capable of living independently in the community.  For those residents HRDI provides intensive community based therapy services and transitions the residents transiting from the IMD’s into their own private apartments.  Consumers cannot self-refer to this program.

  • Southside Collaborative Comparable Services Program:

On July 22, 2013 Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 26, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013. This SMHRF act requires that community providers provide intensive services to prepare those with serious mental illness to reintegrate successfully into community living settings.    HRDI has partnered with Thresholds to provide an array of services based upon this SMHRF ACT.  Services include mobile crisis assessments; aggressive outreach and engagement; linkage and referral and transitional residential services.


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