EDGE is a substance-free, co-educational young adult transition program with an emphasis on college-level learning and holistic wellness
85% of all EDGE students go on to independent living following their time at EDGE and continue to be living independently six months post-discharge. Over 90% of EDGE students who finish the program successfully continue to have success in independent living twelve months post-completion
With a limit of 18 students, EDGE provides a nurturing community that emphasizes connection and relationship as well as a high degree of individual support and accountability.
EDGE students take classes at or pursue admission to any of the more than 20 colleges and universities within 5 miles of the program
Each student works with a therapeutic life coach and a learning coach in the program and many students take advantage of Chicago’s rich therapeutic resources for additional outpatient therapy
Support. Care. Accountability. Respect.
EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community uses a clinically-integrated coaching model to effect lasting, sustainable change in the lives of our students. Our experienced, dedicated staff members share a passion for helping young adults achieve their full potential. Our staff culture is governed by four principles that focus our work and result in excellent outcomes:
Support means doing a task with someone, not for them. Our team will encourage you and provide you with insight and resources, time and effort, so that you can accomplish your goals.
We are invested in every student and we are willing to stand beside you in times of struggle because we see success on every horizon and know that you can overcome the challenge that you are facing.
We challenge each other to be better each day and continue to improve. We will also challenge you, reminding you of your goals and holding you accountable.
Admissions Contact Name: John Conway