Now located at 3500 W. Peterson Ave. while The Ark’s permanent home on California Ave. is closed for construction. Learn more.

Mental Health Services

A Supportive Community

The Ark is a trusted partner for those experiencing mental health challenges to come for community and support. Whether chronic or newly onset, The Ark has the resources to help.

Intensive Day Program

The Ark’s Intensive Day Program (IDP) enhances and enriches the lives of Jewish adults living with mental health challenges. We support clients in their striving towards wellness and achieving optimal levels of self-reliance.


The IDP program offers a full menu of daily therapeutic, creative arts and activity-based groups, in an atmosphere that fosters positive social interactions and celebrates Jewish values and rituals.


Participants have access to individual case management appointments to work on issues ranging from access to benefits, coordination with other health care providers, housing, budgeting and employment. Additionally, staff offers individual therapy appointments to work on relationship issues, identifying and managing symptoms, coping with stress and crisis and working towards goals. For many of its participants, the Intensive Day Program is a community, a family, a place to belong and feel valued.

Psychological Services

The Ark is fortunate to have a psychiatrist on staff for adults 18+. Other mental health professionals are also available.

“After J. joined IDP, we discovered her many talents, especially her writing skills and artistic abilities. She writes a column in our newsletter in addition to poetry and short stories to share in the poetry workshop and creative writing classes.”

Case Manager,

Intensive Day Program

Our Services

Case Management and Social Services

Financial Counseling and Assistance

Employment Services

Food Assistance and Pantry

Health Clinics and Pharmacy

Transitional Housing

Spiritual Enrichment