Community Support

We have an extraordinary community support program with truly caring case managers who work in partnership with our members. We provide holistic, person-centered care that promotes resilience and independence.

  • We help members identify their own barriers and find ways to overcome them.
  • We help our members with life skills, such as self-care, cooking, and money management.
  • We help them manage medications and keep doctor appointments.
  • We are there to help them handle a crisis.

Our members know they can count on personal support and guidance, from a caring person, for whatever they need to navigate life. A big part of our community support program is helping our members and the community to better understand the nature of mental illness.

By fostering personal strengths and promoting self-advocacy, our members are able to build up their confidence to live in the community with dignity and purpose.


Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders is an evidence-based practice with research to support its effectiveness for people with a serious mental illness and a co-occurring substance use disorder. 

With integrated treatment, the same practitioners or treatment team, working in one setting, provide mental health and substance use disorder treatment in an integrated fashion. Individuals receiving integrated treatment receive one consistent message about treatment and recovery. 

Participants in ITCD have access to a physician or advanced practice nurse, a registered professional nurse, a qualified mental health professional, a qualified substance use professional, and community support staff as well as individual and group therapy. 

Our Services

If you are currently enrolled in one of Independence Center’s programs and experience a crisis after program hours, please contact:

AFTER HOURS Crisis Hotline: (314) 469-0620

TTY Crisis Hotline for Hearing Impaired: (314) 469-3638