Trinity’s Behavioral Health Program promotes recovery to people with mental illness so that they may develop their strengths, increase wellness and live as independently as possible.
Trinity's Behavioral Health Team includes psychologists, therapists, behavior analysts, qualified mental health professionals (QMHPs), job coaches and independent living coaches.
Most services are offered in Northern Illinois.
Trinity Services offers a variety of homes and apartments for people with mental illness who need support to live in the community. These residential services provide safe, comfortable housing and access to therapeutic, social, recreational, fitness and occupational activities. Levels of support range from intermittent supervision to 24-hour supervision.
In addition to permanent housing options, Trinity offers transitional housing (with the average stay being approximately six months) for persons recently leaving a psychiatric facility or those who need intensive structure on a temporary basis.
The residential program’s goal is to promote a self-sufficient and satisfying life, which includes having access to quality mental and physical health care, as well as social and recreational opportunities.
Employment Services—Individual Placement and Support
Having a mental illness can create significant barriers to finding and maintaining employment. Trinity provides assistance to people who wish to develop their skills and look for a job. Employment specialists are available to help clients identify individual strengths, create job goals and reach career aspirations. Each person's therapist, job developer and rehabilitation counselor at the Department of Human Services work together with the employment specialist to ensure successful job development for the client.
Community Support Teams
Trinity's Community Support Teams (CSTs) provide therapeutic and case management supports to persons with mental illness in their homes and community-based settings, at times and locations that reasonably accommodate the individual's and family's needs. CSTs provide intensive, community-based services and supports, designed to assist people with the management of symptoms so they can develop stability and independence. The CSTs aim to decrease hospitalizations and crisis episodes, increase community tenure and independent functioning, and promote social contact, personal satisfaction and autonomy.