Behavioral Health

Esperanza Health Centers

Since 2004, Esperanza Health Centers has been delivering a wide range of primary care, behavioral health and wellness services to residents of Chicago’s Southwest side regardless of income, insurance, language or immigration status. Our bilingual care teams offer services in adult medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, counseling and psychiatry in addition to substance use treatment, HIV care and prevention, COVID-19 testing and more.

A four-time National Quality Leader Award recipient from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Esperanza is one of the most highly recognized community health centers in the nation. To schedule an appointment at one of Esperanza’s four sites in Chicago Lawn, Brighton Park, Little Village or Douglass Park, please call (773) 584-6200. Telehealth and teletherapy are also available.


The disproportionately high rate of mental disorders in prisons is related to several factors: the widespread misconception that all people with mental disorders are a danger to public; the general intolerance of society to difficult or disturbing behavior; the failure to promote treatment, care, and rehabilitation; and above all, the lack of access to mental health services. In short, our society would rather inhumanely imprison people with psychiatric illness than spend time and money to rehabilitate those who suffer from mental health issues.

Behavioral problems in schools conjoined with unstable family structures create a vicious cycle of unaddressed emotional issues, for both the future and present generations. Violence is a symbol of the human outcry that all hope has been lost

To address these issues, IMAN serves adults, adolescents and children with a wide range of behavioral health services.

Ada S. McKinley

Our team of clinicians and mental health professionals are well trained and versed in treating problems caused by mental illness, substance abuse, violence, or by the personal trauma of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. We are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

What we Offer

  • Crisis Support

  • Intensice Placement Stabilitzation

  • Outpatient Mental Health

  • Individual Care Grant Application Assistance

  • MCO's/Insurances

  • Evidence-Informed Practices

  • Illinois Coordinated Care Partnership

The program services persons from the age 4 years of age throughout adulthood. Services are provided in the office, at the St. Casimir Clinic as well as through telehealth. Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk in Clinic for an Intake is Monday and Wednesday 9 AM – 1 PM. St. Casimir works with the needs of the community and we have bilingual therapists, and case managers on staff to accommodate individual, family and school needs. Direct services are provided by credentialed and qualified staff, including: psychiatrists, social workers, psychotherapists, nurse practitioners, and graduate students in psychology and social work.

Services provided will also include individual and family therapy/counseling, access to diagnosis and treatment recommendations and medication management as clinically indicated. Our treatment team uses some Evidence Based Practices, such as Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Dance Movement Therapy. We provide Screening and Linkage to psychiatric inpatient services and to HCH emergency room. We provide referral and linkage to continuing mental health services, medical and other social services outside of agency as deemed necessary. Frequency of services will be based on the mental health needs of the person served.

Holy Cross Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic at St. Casimir Building.

Children's Home and Aid

Children’s Home & Aid Child and Family Counseling programs provide extra support, guidance, and positive experiences to youth of all ages, races, and cultural backgrounds. These programs help children and families make positive changes in their lives, maximize their potential, and improve their function in society.

Child and Family Counseling services offered through Children’s Home & Aid help children stay out of trouble, improve school performance, and ultimately prevent children from entering the juvenile justice system. Programs for pregnant teens and single moms facing unplanned pregnancies provide parenting education while at the same time reduce the risk of abuse and neglect.

Metropolitan Family Services

Adult Mental Health: Our holistic approach helps adults build on individual strengths and capacity for change, and live productively and independently in the community. When needed, we provide psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring to keep care on track. Specialized support is available for veterans and domestic violence survivors.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health: We help kids be kids with the normal ups and downs of growing up. Our services help children and adolescents with emotional difficulties to recover, strengthen family relationships, and succeed in school. We stabilize crisis situations and help keep children out of hospitals and other restrictive treatment environments.

Senior Counseling: Our services are designed to help families meet the challenges and opportunities of later years. We offer counseling, in-home respite, adult protective services, and support for caregivers, homeowners, and grandparents raising grandchildren.

Catholic Charities