A young man who has behavioral health needs is focused on playing guitar

People With Behavioral Health Needs

To learn more about Substance Use Disorder, please contact AskAnixter@anixter.org.

Anixter Center’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services are designed specifically for individuals with mental health issues or physical disabilities who experience co-occurring substance use disorders. We provide compassionate outpatient treatment that is tailored to the unique needs of each person. Our goal is to apply expertise and partner with individuals to achieve an overall healthier way of life free from substance use.

A group of people sitting in a circle receiving group counselling about substance abuse

Program supports provided typically include:

  • Substance Use Disorder Assessment
  • Group and Individual Counseling
  • Case Management
  • HIV and Other STI Education
  • Sober Recreation and Leisure Activities
  • Independent Living Skills Education and Training
  • Aftercare Planning and Continuing Recovery Support
  • Drug and Alcohol Education
  • Disability Awareness Education
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Recovery Support


Over ten 24-hour residential settings throughout Chicago.


  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a diagnosis of a mental illness or physical disability in addition to substance use


Illinois Department of Human Services Substance Use Prevention and Recovery contract for those with no safety net of payment options, Medicaid, Insurance

To learn more about Community Mental Health Services, please contact AskAnixter@anixter.org.

Each person who experiences mental health symptoms has a different journey, and Anixter Center’s aim is to assist individuals in moving past issues associated with mental illness. Licensed, trained, empathic staff provide one to one and group counseling sessions.

A group of Anixter Center’s clients sitting around a statue holding a sign that says, Recover Rocks!

Individualized plans are in the following areas:

  • Therapeutic steps to recovery
  • Medication training
  • Life skills training
  • Finding Autonomy/Self-Identity
  • Socialization / recreation and navigating community
  • Expressive therapies
  • Assistance in meeting employment goals


  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Diagnosis of serious mental illness


Medicaid, Private pay based on Medicaid rates, Insurance

To learn more about Residential Settings, please contact AskAnixter@anixter.org.

A stable place to live is essential for people to recover from mental health issues. Anixter Center offers 3 residential settings with 24 hour support and outpatient case management services for people in Chicago. Support is provided in the areas of symptom management, counseling and daily living skills, based on the needs of each individual.

An Anixter Center’s client in a stable living environment. He is sitting there with his cat


Northside of Chicago


  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Diagnosis of serious mental illness


Medicaid, Private pay based on Medicaid rates, Insurance, Illinois Department of Human Services Mental Health Residential grants