Thresholds Young Adult Program

4219 North Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, IL, 60618-0606
Tel: (773)472-3177
The transition from teenager to young adult is difficult for everybody, and it's only made more so for young people with mental illness.
Our Loren Juhl Young Adult Program, established in 1974, provides services for adolescents ages 16 to 21 with serious mental illness.
Because this is such an important and complex period in one's life, Thresholds takes a comprehensive approach to recovery.
We feel the skills and abilities learned at this age are essential to success as an adult member of a community.
We take a comprehensive approach to service.
Structure, behavioral management, and group processes are at the core of the Thresholds Young Adult Programs.
In addition to traditional group and individual therapy, members may also receive vocational training and placement, educational services, and housing.
Our professional staff designs individual treatment plans for each member based on their personal needs.
And as we all know, young adults have very unique (and sometimes challenging) personal needs.
Thresholds' School is a secondary education program designed specifically for young adults with mental illness.
Established in 1969, the school helps students earn a high school diploma.
We provide a therapeutic educational program for mentally ill and emotionally disturbed adolescents and young adults, many with learning disabilities.
The student/teacher ratio is 5:1, which allows our teachers more time and energy to devote to students' individual needs.
Because vocational training is an essential element to most of our recovery programs, it is important for these young adults to earn their diplomas and be thinking about how they can become self-sustaining and contribute to their communities.
The Thresholds School is accredited by the North Central Association and is approved and licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Laboratory Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 12 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 50%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Thresholds Young Adult Program Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thresholds High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pilgrim Lutheran School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pilgrim Lutheran School (0.2 miles away)
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  • Chicago Thresholds High School
    Special Education School
    4219 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60618
    (773)537-3280
    Special Education School
    0  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Chicago
    Pilgrim Lutheran School
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    4300 N Winchester Avenue
    Chicago , IL , 60613
    (773)477-4824
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    0.2  mi  |  182  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago
    North Park Elementary School
    2017 W Montrose Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60618
    (773)327-3144
    0.2  mi  |  227  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago
    Ravenswood Baptist Christian School
    (Baptist)
    4437 N Seeley Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60625
    (773)561-6576
    (Baptist)
    0.3  mi  |  108  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Chicago
    Children's Creative Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1911 W Irving Park Road
    Chicago , IL , 60613
    (773)281-0980
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.4  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  PK-NS

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  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - Hello. My name is Brian M. I recommend this mental health school. I have skitzofrenia and, Struggling with a brain illness can be tough. If you suffer or know someone who suffers please get help. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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