Company Overview

Thresholds is fighting to transform the lives of people living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. We break cycles of poverty and unemployment. We are path breaking in our innovative research and advocacy. We also make opportunities. Opportunities for housing, employment, and recovery.  Opportunities for families to reconnect. Above all we make hope possible.

Founded in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois each year. Through care, employment, advocacy, and housing, Thresholds assists and inspires people with mental illnesses to reclaim their lives.

Our Approach
Thresholds is one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in Illinois. We offer 30 innovative programs at more than 75 locations throughout Chicago, the adjacent suburbs, and four surrounding counties. Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, substance use treatment, and research.

Thresholds’ staff meets people where they are – out in the community. Offering services in a community-based setting makes them more accessible and effective and lessens the social exclusion that is often present in the lives of persons living with mental illnesses and substance use conditions. This allows our staff and clients to work on skills, clinical interventions, and recovery that allows them to live independent lives in their own neighborhoods

Our clients are all unique – coming from vastly different backgrounds and arriving with different needs, talents, and hopes. Each client works with our staff to set their own specific short-term goals and objectives, based on their needs, desires, and level of self-sufficiency.

Recovery from mental illnesses and substance use is possible. Recovery is a process of finding and living a satisfying and meaningful life, as one defines it for oneself. We assist our clients as they work to reclaim a positive sense of self, and discover their own potential, gifts, and skills.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
 at Thresholds: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access to advance Social Justice

Thresholds is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect, honor, and value diversity and we are invested in creating an inclusive culture that is compassionate, committed, and caring. 

Jobs at Thresholds in mental health services, social work, substance use treatment, and case management change the lives of our clients every day. Join our team and contribute to providing life-saving mental health services with heart and an unparalleled focus on recovery through innovative, evidence-based practices.

Thresholds currently has a variety of open mental health jobs in Chicago and surrounding Illinois counties in social work, mental health, case management, nonprofit administration, and more! Join our team and make a difference. We also have a number of clinical internship opportunities to help advance your education and career.

Named a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace and a 10-time winner of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, Thresholds follows our employee’s example of excellence by going above and beyond. We offer competitive benefits and compensation, and exceptional professional development opportunities. We are seeking top talent to add to our great programs. Come join us!

Thresholds is a great place to work – find out why joining our team may be the right choice for you:

Company Summary
Number of Employees
500 or more
(773) 537-3690
4101 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, IL