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Support Group


How We Help

We offer a structured living setting for adults with severe and persistent mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The program’s overall goal is for participants build their skills to function independently and confidently in the community.

What to Expect

  • Independent living, social, adaptive and coping skill building activities that include groups and individual sessions

  • Medication Monitoring and Training

  • Case Management and Community Support

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention Services

  • Access to psychiatric and medical care

  • Individualized treatment plans to support goal achievement

  • Opportunities to develop natural supports


Eligibility & Enrollment

This program serves Medicaid-eligible individuals with severe mental health or substance use disorder. Individuals must be enrolled in a referring Association House program. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at 773-772-8009 ext. 1020.

  • Adults 18+ years

  • Adults with a mental health diagnosis or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder.

  • Adults with functional living needs who require assistance with activities of daily living and support to transition into the community.

  • Medicaid and source of income (SSI/SSDI)

  • Do not require 24 hour medical attention

  • Ability to self-administer own medications

  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs without assistance (there are stairs to enter the building and to access the floors with bedrooms).

  • History of psychiatric hospitalizations

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“When I first came here, I was going through hard changes because I had nowhere to live. I was so happy that they (AHC) gave me a hand, It felt like they understood me. When I was in the hospital I lost my apartment, and they gave me a place to stay. I made friends with lots of people here, they helped me a lot. ”

- Association House Participant

88% of participants improved their Independent Living Skills in order to obtain their main goal of moving into the community independently.

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photograph of a black male participant in Association House's Life Skills Education Program.

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Life Skills education instructor, a hispanic male, showing a hispanic female LSE participant some tips at the bowling alley.

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