Building Skills and Managing Symptoms

Program Description

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) program supports people in learning more about their mental illnesses and developing coping skills for symptom management to work toward personal growth and recovery, primarily through skill-building groups. PSR is considered to be an intensive and short-term program experience.

  • People who participate in PSR attend programming three or more days per week.
  • Program runs Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:00pm.
  • People can choose from a variety of mental health group topics and morning or afternoon sessions.
  • The groups offered fall under the four topics of Independent Living, Symptom Management, Relationships, Health and Wellness.
  • Every person selects their groups based on their own personal recovery goals. Groups change about every three months.
  • Every person is assigned a mental health counselor and a case manager to support them in different aspects of the recovery process.

Program Highlights

  • There is a continuum of services available as people progress in their recovery. Approximately 50 people from our day programs reduce services each year to lower levels of care.
  • The Community Meeting is an opportunity for all program consumers to get involved in the life of the program. At Community Meetings, we welcome new consumers or staff; we talk about things that need to be changed in the program; we discuss what is new in the program; and we discuss special events like fundraisers or the summer picnic.
  • People have the opportunity to participate in our Consumer Empowerment Council. The Leadership Council members act as a role model for engaging in the recovery process. They help new consumers to get acclimated to the program, and they plan and run special events.
  • Approximately 60 people from our day programs volunteer in our communities each year. Consumers volunteer with local organizations such as Feed My Starving Children, Ronald McDonald House, Sunrise Senior Living, Suburban Access (Open Access Clothing Closet), St. John Food Pantry, PAWS, Pass It On Thrift Center, and Lake Katherine.

Admission Criteria

In order to be eligible for our psychosocial rehabilitation program, a person must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be diagnosed with a mental illness
  • Have an active medical benefits card from Medicaid
  • Not require 24-hour medical supervision
  • Give informed consent to participate in service
  • Have the ability to self-medicate, if medications are taken during program hours

Additional Supports

  • Support with transportation coordination to get to and from appointments
  • Weekly individual therapy sessions
  • Case management support for housing, benefits and other community resources
  • Community outings to generalize skills with staff support
  • Access to a 24/7 consumer support line
  • Onsite psychiatric services through contracted APN
  • Mental Illness/Substance Use programming is offered to those experiencing a co-occurring mental illness and substance use as a support for their personal recovery
  • A community integration program called Pathways. This 10-week specialized track of clinical programming incorporates site and community-based skill-building, interactive learning, and processing to support consumers with developing the skills that will strengthen their prospects for higher education, volunteering, or employment.


4331 W. 211th (Lincoln Hwy)
Matteson, IL 60443

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Intake Department or
708-748-1951 ext. 455