Services for the Seriously Mentally Ill



Adults with a serious and persistent mental illness can receive a variety of supportive services.

Groups — Combining education, training and treatment, a variety of groups in both Elkhart and St. Joseph counties assist adults in gaining the social, emotional and personal skills. Dual diagnosis groups are held for those who have both a serious mental illness and chemical dependency. A group for adults with Borderline Personality Disorder is offered for those who have urges for suicide and self harm.

Transitional Living Facilities — Oaklawn has three transitional homes for adults who have the potential to live independently. Residents articipate in structured independent and group activities, with an emphasis on teaching daily living skills. Staffing is provided 24-hours a day. Two homes are located in Elkhart and one in Goshen.

Semi-Independent Living (SILP) — For adults with serious mental illness who can live independently with minimal support. Residing in Oaklawn apartments in South Bend, Elkhart or Goshen, residents may remain in the program for as long as deemed clinically necessary. 

Adult Case Management (ACM) — The goal of ACM is to help mentally ill adults become as independent as possible and to reintegrate into the community. Case managers serve as advocates and help link clients to necessary community services.

Adult Case Management Brochure (PDF)