The Group Home is a supervised residential setting for up to 14 adults with mental illness. The program provides individuals with assistance in improving interpersonal skills and daily living skills, which will lead to living in a less-structured environment. Length of stay can be between six months to a year. Services include monitoring medications and psychiatric appointments; linkage to community resources such as funding, housing, vocational, health care, insurance, and entitlements; and assisting with budget management, cooking, housekeeping, socialization, laundry, personal care, and recreation. Individuals will gain understanding of their mental health condition as well as develop coping skills.
Who Is Eligible?
The program is open to adult residents of Lake County who suffer from chronic mental illness. Individuals must have the potential to live in a less supervised environment and be motivated to attend some form of day structure.
What Is the Cost?
The fee for staying in the Group Home is based on level of income. Individuals contribute 60% of their total monthly income (not to exceed $635), for room and board, utilities, phone, transportation and other services.
Hours of Service & Location
The Group Home is located next to the Belvidere Medical Building in Waukegan, on 2410 Belvidere Road, just east of McAree. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, call 847-377-8686.