Continuing its significant facility growth to keep up with the demand for mental health services, Josselyn has added a fourth building to its campus along Central Avenue in Northfield, creating dedicated space for psychiatry, expressive therapy, and supported employment at 1850 Oak Street. The new offices alleviate a space crunch resulting from the ongoing mental health crisis; last year alone, Josselyn saw a 57 percent increase in new clients and grew its clinical team by 30 percent, all the while keeping its average wait time from first call to first appointment to under seven days.

“We were so busy that we simply ran out of clinical space for these programs,” said Michael Scholl, LCSW, Chief Clinical Officer for Josselyn. “Now with this new building and dedicated space, we have the ability to hire 50 clinical staff, and we can add more expressive therapists in fields like art and dance movement—which ultimately allows us to see even more clients and create more programs in areas of need.”

Over the past five years, Josselyn has achieved phenomenal growth in its service profile through new programs and increased demand. While Josselyn’s presence on its historic Northfield campus continues to grow with the opening of 1850 Oak, the organization is also expanding geographically to be closer to clients in the more than 100 communities in its service area. In March 2020, Josselyn opened a clinic in Waukegan, and later this year, Josselyn will be opening its new regional hub in Northbrook with a 57,000 square foot building it purchased in 2021. The new Northbrook building will house, among other things, a community training center for Mental Health First Aid, an expanded Teen Intensive Outpatient Program, and five floors of therapy and psychiatry services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups.

Josselyn is a nonprofit community health provider offering a full range of affordable, effective mental health services including therapy, psychiatry, case management, art therapy, and employment support. Our vision of providing mental health for all ensures cost is not a barrier to receiving mental health treatment and support. We work with every client to ensure access to care regardless of income and insurance, including a sliding fee scale based on eligibility. Josselyn serves more than 3,600 low-income Chicagoland residents, a number that grows each week.

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