Outpatient Services for Children: Portage Cragin Mental Health Center

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) provides a variety of mental health services for emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families who live on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Services are culturally competent in English and Spanish, and include:

  • Counseling, with individual, family and group sessions, that helps children express their emotions, improve their self-esteem and improve social and family relationships. Counseling also guides parents through issues related to their child’s symptoms and behaviors.

  • Psychiatric Evaluation & Medication Monitoring by Board-Certified child psychiatrists who specialize in the unique treatment needs of children with severe symptoms of mental illness.

  • Case Management/Support Services that provide mobile services for children and families at home, at school and in the community. Case management addresses life stressors that impact family stability, the child’s safety and his/her ability to function well at home, school or with peers.

  • Project HOPE, which provides teens and young adults with a safe and inviting place to learn and practice new life skills that prepare them for the opportunities in adulthood. Project HOPE uses an asset-based approach that coaches youth through the everyday tasks of growing up and making decisions about their future. Project HOPE is funded through the generosity of individual donors and through a grant from the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.

LSSI services are licensed by the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Illinois Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure and Certification. LSSI accepts Medicare, Medicaid and All-Kids insurances that are not affiliated with a managed care organization.

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773/282-7800 ext. 220 Mental Health Intake