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.

Residential Services

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.

Intensive Outpatient Services

Intensive outpatient services are offered at three centers—Elwood, Joliet and Lockport. Trinity provides specialized services for people who have been dually diagnosed with both a mental illness and an intellectual or developmental disability.

These programs provide daily therapeutic and social activities in a structured setting. Participants are offered a variety of activities in individual and group settings, in the community and in daily psycho-educational sessions. Activities are structured according to an individual's treatment needs and choices.

Group therapy topics and activities include interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, anger management, the place of humor in mental health, men's and women's issues, horticultural therapy, nutrition, exercise, and more. The center uses evidence-based practices to create a friendly, supportive atmosphere for these activities, which can promote better learning and personal growth.

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.

Trinity Counseling Center

The Trinity Counseling Center offers affordable, evidenced-based outpatient therapy to individuals, families, couples and groups. These services are based on Trinity's values and principles, and grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy methods.

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