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Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)

Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) is a collaborative project between Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic and Treatment Center and Heartland Alliance.  Its goal is to mitigate the impact of homelessness on child development by improving the housing, health and well being of homeless and at-risk young mothers and children. The FACT team links families to housing while connecting the mothers to treatment, jobs, financial support, and education and the children to healthcare, education, and developmental and therapy services.

Services Offered:
  • Housing
  • Case management
  • Connecting women to jobs, treatment,
    financial support, education
  • Connecting children to healthcare, education, developmental and therapy services

Contact the project director at Beacon Therapeutic to apply for services: (773) 233-3821 x 107

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, women and children should fit most of the following criteria:

  • The family must be homeless or at risk of homelessness at the time of admission and have experienced significant housing instability;
  • The mothers must be single and between the ages of 18 and 25, with at least one child under the age of five;
  • The mothers must be diagnosed with a mental health or substance use disorder;
  • At least one child must present with emotional, behavioral, or attachment disorders, or with developmental delays;
  • The mothers may have a history of foster care or be involved with DCFS;
  • The families must live in the city of Chicago. 

Monthly rent based on income (once in permanent housing)

Applying for Services:

Contact the project director at Beacon Therapeutic to apply for services: (773) 233-3821 x 107

Referral and Intake:


Contact Information:

Phone: 773.233.3821 x107
Fax: 773.233.5217






Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


With advanced notice, Heartland Alliance services can be provided in more than 35 different languages



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