Short- and Long-term Mental Health Care

Kankakee Terrace’s medical and psychiatric physicians, therapists, nurses, and licensed care professionals to provide support, skills, and hope for people whose lives are affected by mental illness. Services are customized to meet each resident’s unique needs, promote independence, and enhance the quality of life.

  • Individual and group therapies
  • Medication and pain management
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Individual and family care plan coordination
  • Strengthening of skills for activities of daily living
  • Employment skill development
  • Communal dining with options for personal taste and dietary preference/requirements
  • Nutrition management
  • Daily recreational activities and outings
  • LGBTQIA+ inclusive care
  • Access to community-based rehabilitation, educational and fitness programs
  • Discharge planning and community integration.
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Admission Criteria

Kankakee Terrace is a Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility (SMHRF), previously known as an Institute for Mental Disease (IMD). It is a freestanding residential treatment facility for individuals who are living with mental illness.

Candidates eligible for care in a SMHRF are:
  • 18 years of age and older
  • Ambulatory
  • Without a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder
  • Without medical conditions that require active intervention, treatment or a higher level of medical care
  • Without diagnosis of traumatic brain injury or dementia
  • Eligible for involuntary commitment under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code
  • Not an imminent risk of harm to themselves or others.


Public aid and most managed care coverage is accepted.

For more information about eligibility or to arrange for a personal assessment, please call (815) 939-0910.

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