Thresholds is Illinois’ oldest and largest non-profit agency serving people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and substance use. Thresholds supports individuals through community outreach and integrated health opportunities. Through unwavering community-based engagement, support, and advocacy, Thresholds helps people living with mental health and substance use conditions find a home, health, hope, and their own creative languages. They believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live an independent, healthy life.
Thresholds Creative Arts Therapy Program is supported by passionate expressive arts therapists utilizing strengths-based and trauma-informed clinical frameworks to promote individual and community healing. Through evidence-based practices that foster self-expression, they work to build safe spaces for exploration and growth. Their clients are visual artists, musicians, performers, writers, and others interested in gaining insight into themselves and their worlds through developing and sharing their own creative languages.