Quick Facts

  • 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 16 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 life coach and a learning coach in the program and many students take advantage of Chicago’s rich therapeutic resources for additional outpatient therapy