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Adult Intensive Resiliency Services (AIRS)

AIRS is a group program for adult clients with serious mental illness. This program meets generally for 5 hours a day, multiple times per week, though schedules are individualized. Clients learn structured curriculum to assist them in their recovery from mental illness. Groups include segments on managing symptoms, managing medications, learning healthy coping skills and daily living skills.

Case Management Services

A case manager is a special part of the clinical treatment team. This professional oversees resources and people involved with an individual client which includes the therapist, physician, family members and identifies housing, medical care, employment and financial resources.

Staff visits clients in their homes to encourage and assist them with good nutrition, coordinating community resources, and taking personal responsibility for independent living. Case managers can assist clients who need access to supportive housing programs.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

ACT is composed of various disciplines including psychiatry, nursing, vocational counseling, substance abuse counseling, psychotherapy and case management. Staff provides services in the community for individuals who do not come to the center for treatment. Home visits, medication administration, and any needed mental health treatment are provided for the purpose of keeping the client in the community and out of the hospital. The team will provide consistent use of engagement strategies to keep in touch with even the most resistant clients.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation services provide information and skill building to train and assist severely and persistently mentally ill individuals in obtaining and maintaining community-based employment. Staff helps individuals locate types of employment that best fit both employer and applicant needs and provide job coaching to work with and train the employee on-the-job as well as monitor the employee’s job progress. When an employee is referred by the program, employers can be confident that the new employee is prepared and receives ongoing support to maintain employment.

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Membership in Leading Edge Clubhouse gives a person living with mental illness the opportunity to share in creating successes for the community. At the same time, he or she is getting the necessary help and support to achieve individual success and satisfaction.

Leading Edge Clubhouse is designed to be a place where a person with a mental illness is not treated as a patient and is not defined by a disability label. At Clubhouse, an individual is seen as a valued participant, a colleague, and as someone who has something to contribute to the rest of the group. Each person is a critical part of a community engaged in important work. At Clubhouse, each member is given the message that he or she is welcome, needed, wanted, and expected.

Leading Edge is an accredited member of Clubhouse International and Clubhouse Indiana.

For more information on Clubhouse International accredited Clubhouses, click HERE.

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Residential Services

Consists of group homes and community-based apartments. Group homes provide 24 hour supervised residential care, either as a transitional step for individuals being discharged from more restrictive settings, or to avoid a placement in a more restrictive setting. Services offered within the program include room and board, milieu therapy, therapeutic activities, and education in activities of daily living, case management and linkage with other services.

Community-based apartments are managed by Regional. There is not 24 hour staff on site, but there is a strong case management component to provide in-home support for successful independent living.

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With more than a dozen locations, Regional Mental Health Center serves Lake and Porter counties as well as residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois with emergency mental health services, mental illness treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.


Strawhun Center

8555 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.769.2508

Stark Center

3903 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Fax: 219.392.6998

Outpatient Services

4016 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46327
Fax: 219.937.9086

2600 Highway Ave.
Highland, IN 46322
Fax: 219.972.9104

1441 East 84th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.794.2010

7783 E. Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
Fax: 219.945.3673

Geminus provides our administrative services. Reach them at 219.757.1800

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