Charted in 1978 in the state of Texas originally under the name of Phoenix House as a 501 (c) (3) charitable nonprofit corporation, the name was changed to LifeNet over a decade later. Dallas previously lacked the community support programs necessary for vulnerable people with mental illness to succeed outside the hospital setting. Tragically, many of them ended up living on the streets, in shelters or in sub-standard housing. Some committed crimes and ended up in the criminal justice system.
Today we continue to assist men and women transitioning from hospitals and homelessness to gainful employment and self-sufficiency.
LifeNet is considered a leader in the provision of comprehensive mental health services, and in the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illness (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar and major depressive illnesses), chemical dependency disorders and dual diagnosis. LifeNet provides services for people in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties through the NorthSTAR Program.
Specialized services include therapeutic treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of clients. Training and education may be provided in a therapeutic group environment or one-on-one, at the clinic or during home visits. LifeNet’s services include:
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment
- Mental Health
- Chemical Dependency
- Supportive Outpatient Treatment
- Assertive Community Treatment
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Basic & Intensive Case Management
- Life Skills Training