intensive outpatient program

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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.

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

Send completed application or questions via postal service to Amy Jo Schamens at 615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404

or by email to Amy Jo Schamens at


Phone: (423) 629-1451 EXT. 4001