Chestnut Health Systems' housing program is guided by our mission "Making a Difference: Improving quality of life through excellence in service". We hold as our primary mission the operation of programs and services designed to promote the overall recovery, health, vitality and productivity of individuals, families and organizations.

The mission of Chestnut Health Systems' housing programs are to ensure that persons with a mental illness or co-occurring disorder are offered safe, suitable, affordable housing and the skill acquisition and assistance necessary to enable them to remain in permanent housing and achieve greater self determination.

These programs combine clinical, community support and case management services as well as facilitate a supportive environment by providing direct assistance in meeting basic needs and improving independent living skills to increase their level of daily social and/or vocational functioning.



Specialized Programs in Madison and St. Clair Counties


Families in Safe Recovery

Families in Safe Recovery is a HUD funded permanent, supportive housing program for homeless women or men with co-occurring disorders and their children. Resident goals are to achieve residential stability to increase skills and/or income and to obtain greater self determination.

Services provided include:


    • Safe, stable, permanent housing
    • Group based and individual substance abuse education and counseling
    • Psychiatric and mental health treatment
    • Family counseling
    • Parenting classes
    • Assistance with vocational/educational services
    • Motivational enhancement
    • Intensive case management
    • Life skills education