Haymarket Center is a place for people of all walks of life to come and feel accepted, supported, and rehabilitated. That’s why when you walk through our hallways, you shouldn’t be surprised when you see some welcoming rooms filled with bright colors and educational toys.
One of the most common sights you’ll see at Haymarket Center is women and their children together, along with child development specialists, working side by side. That’s because for many women, recovery includes becoming better parents for their children. Haymarket Center wants to support these women in every way we can, which is why we believe in providing parenting training and child development programming right on sight. Not only does this type of program include side by side training, but we also have an on-site daycare program that cares for children and infants each day so their mothers can attend their treatment sessions.
Most of these children live with their mothers in one of Haymarket Center’s treatment or recovery home residences. Since the 1990’s, Haymarket Center has invited children under the age of five to stay with their mothers while they receive treatment. Not only is it great for the women to have their children nearby, but their kids also keep them motivated to continue their treatment and recovery.
Haymarket staff also help make sure pregnant women get the prenatal care they need. They receive this care while in treatment, and when the time comes to deliver their baby, they do so at a nearby collaborating hospital. After delivery, both the mother and baby are welcome back to Haymarket Center, where they stay at the main treatment facility or in one of its recovery homes. Over 1,800 babies have been born free of drugs due to this program and collaboration with area hospitals. Children are screened for health and any possible developmental concerns, and linked to services if needed.
Haymarket Center also provides services to fathers and helps them develop the skills that they’ll need to be a responsible adult and father-figure. Many of these fathers have lost confidence when it comes to establishing relationships with their kids because of re-occurring drug or mental health problems, and that’s why Haymarket Center strives to give them that confidence back.
If you feel you could benefit from the services Haymarket Center provides, please visit our website, or visit any one of our four locations in the Chicago area.