Thresholds https://www.thresholds.org/ Site by isubstance Wed, 08 Nov 2023 19:51:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.2 https://www.thresholds.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/icon.png Thresholds https://www.thresholds.org/ 32 32 Chicago Tribune Names Thresholds a Winner of the Chicagoland Top Workplaces 2023 Award https://www.thresholds.org/chicago-tribune-names-thresholds-a-winner-of-the-chicagoland-top-workplaces-2023-award?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicago-tribune-names-thresholds-a-winner-of-the-chicagoland-top-workplaces-2023-award&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicago-tribune-names-thresholds-a-winner-of-the-chicagoland-top-workplaces-2023-award Wed, 08 Nov 2023 18:47:24 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12848 Thresholds has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey. This is Thresholds’ 10th year in a row being named to the list. This year, Thresholds ranks #12 in the large companies category. “Being on this Top […]

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Top Workplaces 2023 Chicago TribuneThresholds has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey. This is Thresholds’ 10th year in a row being named to the list. This year, Thresholds ranks #12 in the large companies category.

“Being on this Top Workplace list is a testament to the compassionate and caring culture that our employees create here every single day. It’s a testament to their commitment to our clients and our mission,” says Mark Ishaug, Thresholds CEO.

Thresholds employs more than 1,200 staff in Chicago and the surrounding counties in a diverse set of roles ranging from finance and administration to front line clinical social workers who provide case management and other services for people living with serious mental illnesses and substance use conditions.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”


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

Thresholds is one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses in Illinois. We reject the notion that anyone is a lost cause, utilizing evidence-based practices and a wide range of supports to treat the whole person, rather than just the disease.

We offer 25 innovative programs at more than 70 locations throughout Chicago, the adjacent suburbs, and McHenry and Kankakee Counties. Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, substance abuse treatment, and research. Last year, Thresholds served more than 7,000 adults and youth, with 75% of services delivered out in the community, representing more than 400,000 hours of care.

Contact: Emily Moen, VP PR & Marketing,  773-572-5172

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Bring Chicago Home Ordinance Passed by Chicago City Council  https://www.thresholds.org/bring-chicago-home-ordinance-passed-by-chicago-city-council?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bring-chicago-home-ordinance-passed-by-chicago-city-council&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bring-chicago-home-ordinance-passed-by-chicago-city-council Tue, 07 Nov 2023 19:46:32 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12850 Ordinance Heads to Voters to Establish a Revenue Stream Addressing Homelessness  A huge congratulations to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and all the organizations and advocates working on the Bring Chicago Home Ordinance. The Ordinance passed the full Chicago City Council this week. We also want to thank Alderwoman Hadden, Mayor Brandon Johnson, and all […]

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Ordinance Heads to Voters to Establish a Revenue Stream Addressing Homelessness 

A pictures of a mural on a colorful wall that says "home".A huge congratulations to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and all the organizations and advocates working on the Bring Chicago Home Ordinance. The Ordinance passed the full Chicago City Council this week. We also want to thank Alderwoman Hadden, Mayor Brandon Johnson, and all the Alders who supported the ordinance. 

To help the over 68,000 people in Chicago experiencing homelessness – people forced to live on the streets, in shelters, cars, or doubled up with others due to deep poverty – the ordinance will allow Chicago voters the opportunity to increase the real estate transfer tax on property sales over $1M. The increased City revenue will be dedicated to preserving affordable housing, building new affordable housing, and for other services to address homelessness. 

Homelessness and unstable housing disproportionately impact Black Chicagoans due to generations of systemic racism embedded in housing, economic and other policies in our society. While Black Chicagoans make up only 29% of the City’s population, Black individuals represent over two-thirds of the population experiencing street homelessness and 53% of all people experiencing homelessness. People living with serious mental health and substance use conditions also disproportionately experience homelessness. Additional funding to address homelessness and unstable housing through the Bring Chicago Home Ordinance will right some of these wrongs by investing in affordable housing and services. 

We urge Chicago voters to Vote YES on their March 19th ballot to support an increase in the real estate transfer tax for property sales over $1 million. The increased revenue will directly support maintaining and building affordable housing across our city and will fund services that help keep people stably housed. 

Thresholds is one of the state’s largest providers of affordable supported housing and provides homeless outreach services. We know that the lack of affordable housing and related services is a serious barrier to recovery for those living with mental illnesses and substance use conditions. Thresholds is proud to support Bring Chicago Home, and we will work with our allies to help get the Bring Chicago Home ballot initiative passed in March. 

 

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Thresholds’ Research on Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Published in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal https://www.thresholds.org/thresholds-research-on-virtual-reality-job-interview-training-published-in-psychiatric-rehabilitation-journal?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thresholds-research-on-virtual-reality-job-interview-training-published-in-psychiatric-rehabilitation-journal&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thresholds-research-on-virtual-reality-job-interview-training-published-in-psychiatric-rehabilitation-journal Fri, 15 Sep 2023 20:22:10 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12809 The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal published a study – the Molly study – about the efficacy of Virtual Reality Job Interview Training (VR-JIT) for unemployed individuals with serious mental illnesses. Through research programs at Thresholds, led by our Vice President of Research Lisa Razzano, Ph.D., this study found that VR-JIT provided needed exposure and practice with […]

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The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal published a study – the Molly study – about the efficacy of Virtual Reality Job Interview Training (VR-JIT) for unemployed individuals with serious mental illnesses. Through research programs at Thresholds, led by our Vice President of Research Lisa Razzano, Ph.D., this study found that VR-JIT provided needed exposure and practice with job interviewing in a safe environment, having the potential to enhance the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of employment for these individuals.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation JournalIndividual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar, depression). IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. 

This study shows that evidence-based practice like IPS is still effective, but also shows that there are ways to enhance IPS without changing the model or compromising fidelity. Online job interviews are common practice in the employment recruitment process, which was not the case when the IPS model was first developed. 

 

Molly – a virtual reality avatar – is an example of the use of technology and internet-based interventions that support behavioral health recovery yet does not require the use of a smartphone app or telehealth services. Molly also offers organizations like Thresholds sustainability, as it is a low-cost implementation into the existing IPS framework. 

The principal investigator for the study is Dr. Matthew Smith, Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. This study was funded by the National Insitute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.  

Read the full study here. 

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New State Housing is Recovery Pilot Program to Provide Housing to People Experiencing Homelessness and Serious Mental Illnesses or Substance Use Conditions  https://www.thresholds.org/new-state-housing-is-recovery-pilot-program-to-provide-housing-to-people-experiencing-homelessness-and-serious-mental-illnesses-or-substance-use-conditions?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-state-housing-is-recovery-pilot-program-to-provide-housing-to-people-experiencing-homelessness-and-serious-mental-illnesses-or-substance-use-conditions&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-state-housing-is-recovery-pilot-program-to-provide-housing-to-people-experiencing-homelessness-and-serious-mental-illnesses-or-substance-use-conditions Wed, 06 Sep 2023 17:58:02 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12800 The intersections of homelessness, serious mental illnesses, chronic substance use, and stark racial disparities in access to affordable housing and care are very real. The federal government and other national groups estimate that more than 25% of the unhoused population have a severe mental illness and 35% have a chronic substance use condition. In Chicago […]

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The intersections of homelessness, serious mental illnesses, chronic substance use, and stark racial disparities in access to affordable housing and care are very real. The federal government and other national groups estimate that more than 25% of the unhoused population have a severe mental illness and 35% have a chronic substance use condition. In Chicago alone, on any given night over 16,000 people are experiencing literal homelessness – living on the streets, under viaducts, in cars and parks. More than three-quarters (76%) of this population identify as Black or African American. Another 49,500 people are doubled up with others to avoid the streets. Tackling this problem must be a major public policy priority for Chicago and Illinois policymakers. 

This is why Thresholds and the Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives Coalition successfully led state legislation in 2020 establishing the Housing is Recovery Pilot Program and secured $10 million in state funding to support it. The legislation passed with the full approval of the Pritzker Administration and the General Assembly.  

The program provides a permanent rental subsidy and supportive services to people who are unhoused and at risk of unnecessary psychiatric institutionalization, overdose death, or re-incarceration due to a serious mental health condition or severe substance use disorder. This provides a new, and much-need pathway into safe, affordable housing and wrap around services to meet the person where they are in their recovery, while also taking a harm reduction approach by not requiring treatment or abstinence to be eligible for the rental subsidy. 

Thresholds is honored to be awarded a $1 million grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services for this work. Thresholds’ Housing is Recovery (HIR) pilot program will serve 30 individuals at considerable risk of unnecessary institutionalization and overdose who reside in Cook County, Illinois. Over the 12-month grant period, Thresholds will use multiple outreach and referral sources to identify people who qualify for this program. These include internal programs and external partnerships. Thresholds’ internal programs, which have specialized expertise reaching this population, include the Homeless Outreach Program (HOP), the Living Room crisis center, the Substance Use Treatment Program, the Mobile Crisis Response Team, and the psychiatric crisis response teams embedded at Stroger ED (Emergency Department) and, via telehealth, at Provident Hospital ED. Thresholds’ Access and Intake department, which evaluates community referrals for Thresholds’ clinical services, will also be trained on the program eligibility criteria and add it to their screening process. 

Thresholds Health, an affiliated primary health clinic in the Austin, Chicago neighborhood, will also be trained on program eligibility and encouraged to make referrals. 

We could not be prouder to take a public policy solution from concept, to legislation, to implementation, alongside our advocacy and provider partners. We also want to thank the Governor and the General Assembly for their commitment to addressing the unhoused population living with a serious mental health or substance use condition. 

 

Media Contact: Emily Moen, 773-572-5172

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Governor Pritzker Signs Legislation Requiring Insurance Coverage of Mental Health Prevention Visits  https://www.thresholds.org/governor-pritzker-signs-legislation-requiring-insurance-coverage-of-mental-health-prevention-visits?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=governor-pritzker-signs-legislation-requiring-insurance-coverage-of-mental-health-prevention-visits&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=governor-pritzker-signs-legislation-requiring-insurance-coverage-of-mental-health-prevention-visits Thu, 17 Aug 2023 14:54:15 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12775 We are thrilled that Governor Pritzker signed The Mental Health and Wellness Act (HB2847) on Friday.  The legislation requires most private insurance plans in Illinois to cover an annual mental health and wellness visit to a mental health professional at no cost to the insured, beginning in 2025. Rep. Lindsey LaPointe and Sen. Laura Fine […]

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We are thrilled that Governor Pritzker signed The Mental Health and Wellness Act (HB2847) on Friday.  The legislation requires most private insurance plans in Illinois to cover an annual mental health and wellness visit to a mental health professional at no cost to the insured, beginning in 2025. Rep. Lindsey LaPointe and Sen. Laura Fine championed the bill in the General Assembly.  

This Act puts mental health on par with other medical conditions by allowing insurance coverage of prevention visits. “It can take 10 years on average for someone with a serious mental health need to find the right treatment. The Mental Health and Wellness Act will enable earlier identification and treatment for a mental health issue rather than waiting for debilitating symptoms to occur before therapy or other treatment is covered,” says Heather O’Donnell, Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy at Thresholds.  

Illinois is one of a handful of states that have passed similar laws. Thresholds applauds the General Assembly and the Governor for advancing this important legislation to improve mental health parity and access to prompt treatment. We are proud to be a part of a vocal, passionate community of advocates pressing for improvements to mental health and substance use treatments throughout state. 

 

Media Contact: Emily Moen, VP of PR & Marketing, 773-572-5172

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Thresholds’ Response To Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Upholding The Elimination Of Cash Bail https://www.thresholds.org/thresholds-response-to-illinois-supreme-court-ruling-upholding-the-elimination-of-cash-bail?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thresholds-response-to-illinois-supreme-court-ruling-upholding-the-elimination-of-cash-bail&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thresholds-response-to-illinois-supreme-court-ruling-upholding-the-elimination-of-cash-bail Wed, 19 Jul 2023 15:41:17 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12763 Supreme Court decision is a victory for dismantling systemic racism and discrimination  The Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday to uphold the elimination of cash bail is a major victory toward dismantling systemic racism. Cash bail requires a person who has been arrested to post bail while awaiting trial, before guilt or innocence is established. This discriminatory […]

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Supreme Court decision is a victory for dismantling systemic racism and discrimination 

The Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday to uphold the elimination of cash bail is a major victory toward dismantling systemic racism. Cash bail requires a person who has been arrested to post bail while awaiting trial, before guilt or innocence is established. This discriminatory practice forces people living in poverty to remain in jail, leading to loss of employment or housing, straining family relationships, and eroding health and wellbeing. This disproportionately impacts Black and Brown people and other individuals of color. The ruling upholds Illinois’ SAFE-T Act, which included a number of reforms, setting stricter standards for when pre-trial detention is appropriate based on public safety and flight risk, rather than on ability to pay. The SAFE-T Act was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by the Governor in 2021 but was challenged in court and delayed.  With today’s ruling that the elimination of cash bail is constitutional, implementation of the SAFE-T Act will take effect September 18th

Today’s decision is important in the fight for racial equity and will have a major impact on people living with serious mental health or substance use conditions who are often involved in the criminal legal system simply for nonviolent crimes of survival, including theft of food or trespassing for shelter.  The cash bail laws in Illinois will no longer discriminate against people living in poverty. Thresholds applauds the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision and the steps being taken in Illinois to reform the criminal legal system. 

By: Heather O’Donnell, Senior VP, Public Policy and Advocacy at Thresholds

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Benji’s Story https://www.thresholds.org/benjis-story?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=benjis-story&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=benjis-story Mon, 05 Jun 2023 16:22:15 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12721 Benjamin, also known as Benji, had experienced significant hardship, including the loss of his biological mom to Leukemia at the age of six. He was also diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Benji faced a terrible break-up in his personal life, and he had begun to spiral into a very deep depression. “My mom saw […]

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Benji – The Living Room Client

Benjamin, also known as Benji, had experienced significant hardship, including the loss of his biological mom to Leukemia at the age of six. He was also diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Benji faced a terrible break-up in his personal life, and he had begun to spiral into a very deep depression.

“My mom saw that I was struggling and that it was progressing into something more serious,” said Benji. “She then texted me about a place called The Living Room at Thresholds.”

“I drove all the way from Norridge, Illinois, down to here (The Living Room), and it was probably the best decision I have ever made in my life,” he said.

The Living Room is a peer-led mental health crisis respite center that serves as a safe and quiet alternative to calling 9-1-1 for those experiencing a mental health crisis. It is run by crisis support specialists who have lived experience with mental health conditions.

The Living Room also assists people with other needs including translating documents, finding housing, and connecting them to other resources as needed. It is open to anyone seeking therapy, regardless of their insurance status.

Benji’s trip to The Living Room was not his first-time seeking help. He had been in and out of therapy since he was six-years-old. At The Living Room, he met Val Escalante, a crisis support specialist who has assisted him in his journey to recovery.

Val also speaks Spanish and has helped non-English speaking clients with important documents including immigration paperwork.

“I’m really glad that Benji was able to come in. I just love working on people’s goals with them,” said Val.

However, Benji’s experience with The Living Room was different from previous therapy settings.

“When you think of therapy, you think of one room, one person, and maybe you’re sitting on a couch or chair and the therapist is jotting notes,” said Benji.

“Coming here (The Living Room) is very different in that it’s a very open space with comfortable seating, games, and food. There are multiple people here that can help you, it’s not just one person. Everyone here is extraordinary,” said Benji.

While The Living Room does not currently offer group therapy, clients often interact with one another and can meet with more than one crisis support specialist.

“If Benji comes in another time, he might work with somebody else who has a totally different perspective and can offer him a different insight to the situation,” said Val.

“I think Benji maybe is not aware of his full potential. It’s funny to see the complete transformation that he’s made. He came in like, ‘I’m nothing without this person’ to ‘I am doing this for myself.’” said Val. “I’m very proud of him, and I would love for him to keep coming in.”

Benji’s life has changed in the last months at Thresholds’ The Living Room. He is now undergoing a transition, a process that brings him great happiness.

“I’m officially three months on testosterone and growing a little stash,” he said. “My goal is to get top surgery, which is something me and my girlfriend have been talking about.”

“I feel like in a way Val has saved my life. Without this entire place, I don’t know where I’d be today,” said Benji.

Benji now advocates for everyone to seek help and for the importance of mental health awareness in today’s society.

“I feel like Thresholds needs to be everywhere. This is a place that is essential to human life. It’s essential to people who maybe can’t even afford therapy and an incredible outlet for people who are struggling with mental illnesses,” said Benji.

“To walk in, to talk to somebody, to get help, to have options, and to figure things out with people who might have the same experiences with you or have really good options,” said Benji. “it’s an incredible experience coming here and I think everybody needs to come at least once to see what it’s like.”

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Thresholds Named for the 7th Time Among Chicago’s 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® https://www.thresholds.org/thresholds-named-for-the-7th-time-among-chicagos-2023-best-and-brightest-companies-to-work-for?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thresholds-named-for-the-7th-time-among-chicagos-2023-best-and-brightest-companies-to-work-for&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thresholds-named-for-the-7th-time-among-chicagos-2023-best-and-brightest-companies-to-work-for Fri, 19 May 2023 22:17:14 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12715 Chicago, IL – Thresholds, one of the largest providers of community mental health and substance use services in Illinois, has been awarded one of Chicago’s 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® – for the seventh time. The award is given to companies that have distinguished themselves to have the most innovative human resource practices. “Our incredible […]

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Chicago, IL – Thresholds, one of the largest providers of community mental health and substance use services in Illinois, has been awarded one of Chicago’s 2023 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® – for the seventh time. The award is given to companies that have distinguished themselves to have the most innovative human resource practices.

“Our incredible staff create a culture and support structure that allow us to provide the very best care. They care deeply about our clients, our mission, and each other,” said Mark Ishaug, Thresholds CEO. “This important recognition is a testament to them, and will help us recruit equally amazing future colleagues.”

With over 1200 employees, Thresholds operates 30 programs in 97 sites throughout the city of Chicago and adjacent suburbs. Thresholds remains at the forefront of mental health and substance use treatment, advocacy, and research after more than 60 years.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

With more than 25 years of experience conducting the Best and Brightest competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best Human Resource practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

“Given today’s need for talent, retention of talent, and the further issues related to the pandemic, these companies have proven they are superior to market conditions,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of NABR and The Best and Brightest Program.

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Thresholds CEO Mark Ishaug Named Among The 2023 Crain’s Notable Health Care Leaders https://www.thresholds.org/12695-2?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=12695-2&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=12695-2 Mon, 08 May 2023 00:35:59 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12695 Ishaug recognized for civic leadership and role in efforts to expand mental health resources across Illinois May 01, 2023, CHICAGO, IL – Today, Thresholds’ Chief Executive Officer Mark Ishaug was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2023 Notable Health Care Leaders. The annual list celebrates leaders for their pioneering accomplishments and ability to adjust to […]

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Ishaug recognized for civic leadership and role in efforts to expand mental health resources across Illinois

May 01, 2023, CHICAGO, IL – Today, Thresholds’ Chief Executive Officer Mark Ishaug was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2023 Notable Health Care Leaders. The annual list celebrates leaders for their pioneering accomplishments and ability to adjust to crises. Ishaug was recognized for his continued work advocating for persons living with mental health and substance use conditions using a holistic approach to healthcare.

Ishaug has served as CEO of Thresholds for over a decade, leading the organization through growth initiatives and driving a culture that embraces change, innovation, and transparency. In the past year, Ishaug helped spearhead the launch of Thresholds Health, a full-service community health center combating health disparities in Chicago’s Austin community, in addition to securing $2 million in federal funding for two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. Outside of Thresholds, Ishaug is a dedicated civic leader. He has played a critical role in statewide efforts to increase Illinois’ Medicaid, mental health and substance use treatment funding by $200 million, allowing organizations across Illinois to further invest in life-saving services.

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside these dedicated and accomplished leaders who are all making integral changes to improve the landscape of healthcare in Chicago,” said Mark Ishaug, Thresholds CEO. “I am so thankful to my team at Thresholds for their ceaseless work to address health disparities and create opportunities for historically underrepresented communities. Our people make this mission possible, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead so many like-minded and passionate individuals.”

As the leader of Thresholds, Ishaug is committed to seeking racial justice in healthcare and works to ensure that all levels of the organization, from the C-Suite to the frontlines, reflect the communities they serve. As part of his mission to make healthcare more accessible for everyone, he has served on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing Board of Directors. He was also recently elected to the National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors. Ishaug is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and serves on the boards for cultural institutions across Illinois, including the Leadership Greater Chicago, Chicago Urban League, and Dominican University.

 

About Thresholds
Thresholds provides innovative behavioral and primary healthcare that promotes empowerment, well-being, and full participation in community life. Through unwavering community-based engagement, support, and advocacy, Thresholds helps people living with mental health and substance use conditions find home, health, and hope.

Thresholds is one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental health and substance use conditions in Illinois. We offer programs throughout Chicago, the adjacent suburbs, and four surrounding counties. Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, and substance use treatment.

CONTACT: Caroline Brooks

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Join Us for the Thresholds 2023 Gala: The Power of Peers https://www.thresholds.org/join-us-for-the-2023-thresholds-gala-on-may-11?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=join-us-for-the-2023-thresholds-gala-on-may-11&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=join-us-for-the-2023-thresholds-gala-on-may-11 Sun, 07 May 2023 13:26:56 +0000 https://www.thresholds.org/?p=12611 Join us on Thursday, May 11th for our biggest night of the year, the Thresholds’ Gala 2023: The Power of Peers, as we raise funds to provide life-transforming services for thousands of individuals experiencing mental health and substance use conditions. This year, we will highlight the power of peers, shining a light on the importance of peer support […]

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Join us on Thursday, May 11th for our biggest night of the year, the Thresholds’ Gala 2023: The Power of Peers, as we raise funds to provide life-transforming services for thousands of individuals experiencing mental health and substance use conditions.

This year, we will highlight the power of peers, shining a light on the importance of peer support and guidance in the recovery journey.

When: Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 5 PM – 9 PM CT
Where: The Geraghty | 2520 S. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL

Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Kevin Hines

We are thrilled to announce Kevin Hines will be joining us as our keynote speaker this year! Kevin is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author as well as an award-winning global suicide prevention and mental health advocate.

For more information about the evening, to purchase tickets, or to browse sponsorship opportunities, visit the Thresholds 2023 Gala website.

NOTE: This event will follow all local and national public health guidance regarding COVID-19 health and safety precautions. As this guidance continues to evolve, the event is subject to future changes and we will keep all guests updated.

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