intensive outpatient program


The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) serves individuals 18 and older who have dual diagnoses of intellectual/developmental disability AND a mental health diagnosis, for example: anxiety disorder, explosive personality disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, or schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders. The IOP helps individuals develop skills to regulate emotions and make choices that line up with their individual goals. Group home staff of IOP participants are also trained in the same skills so that they can be further reinforced in the home and community setting.

Participants must have an active and current mental health diagnosis and be able to communicate verbally. To apply, please download the application, here.  This program may be covered by insurance.

Send completed application and questions via postal service or email to

Johnny Payne or Amy Jo Schamens
615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN  37404

Johnny Payne                  [email protected]              

Amy Jo Schamens           [email protected]


Phone: (423) 629-1451 EXT. 4001