What is DePaul PROS?
DePaul PROS, a Personalized Recovery Oriented Services program, provides state-of-the-art, evidenced-based clinical, rehabilitation and support services to individuals working to achieve recovery from a mental illness. Participants engage in services that can immediately and directly capitalize on strengths and experience to eliminate barriers created by a mental illness.
Individualized Placement and Support (IPS)
Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) is a component of the PROS program which assists people in obtaining a competitive job in the community and is comprised of a menu of services tailored to the individual’s needs. Services include a comprehensive assessment, assistance with resume writing, job searching, interview skills and limited job coaching.
Classes are offered 5 days a week to help people get their lives back on track. Class topics include anger management, self-esteem, problem solving, social skills, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and many more.
- Structured skill development and support assist people in developing recovery skills which promote movement toward life goals. These goals could include work, education, community membership, apartment living and other life roles. Staff members, called Recovery Coaches, work side by side with enrollees providing feedback and encouragement. Opportunities to participate in structured employment-like settings are available in the kitchen, office, reception desk, coffee cart, gardening, and environmental services.
- Individual dual disorder treatment for people in recovery from both addictions and mental illness is available. Suboxone can be prescribed when clinically indicated for people in need of co-occurring treatment for mental illness and addiction.
- We offer support for people who are currently employed in the community to provide job retention assistance and coaching as needed. A psychiatrist and registered nurse are available for medication prescribing and comprehensive health assessment for people who don’t already have this service in place.