The Thresholds Young Adult Program (YAP) is a one-of-a-kind program designed for young adults with mental health needs requiring community residential services or transitional living support. Featured in multiple books, Residential Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families, A Best Practice Guide by Gary M. Blau, Beth Caldwell and Robert E. Lieberman and Transition of Youth & Young Adults with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties by Clark & Unruh, and peer-reviewed journals (LINK), graduate students are reading about our Programs in their classes. YAP is known for refining best practices for engagement and support for young adults with histories of trauma and child system involvement, including child welfare, juvenile justice, and special education.
Located on Chicago’s Northside, YAP Residential supports 16-21 year olds in building independent living skills while managing their mental health and overall wellness. YAP Residential includes three residences (2 for males; 1 for females) that are conveniently located near the main YAP Center. During the day, young people are engaged in school, work, or programming at the main YAP Center. REACH is a Transitional Living Program (TLP) designed for young adults with mental health needs, and consists of three locations across Chicago’s North Side. Young people ages 18-21 live in apartments with 24-hour staff support while they develop life skills, self-discovery, and self-sufficiency.
Thresholds is seeking Residential Support Specialists for the residential and transitional living programs. We are seeking individuals with a passion for working with youth to help them develop their independent living skills, discover who they are, empower them to take an active role in their treatment and goal planning, teaching them risk management and problem solving, and foster a therapeutic environment to build family and social support connections for the future.