Haymarket Center

Pregnant & Postpartum Women


Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) is a Family Centered Treatment Program that provides substance use and mental health disorders treatment and evidence-based family strengthening and recovery support models that address trauma, parenting, child education and prevention for pregnant and postpartum women.

The highly qualified and compassionate staff at Haymarket Center is committed to recognizing and responding to family trauma through integrating the identified strengths of each family in an effort to rebuild and empower each household unit.

Haymarket Center's PPW program, which receives funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is built on a strong framework that includes residential treatment where women can have up to two children under age five with them. The women receive on-site medical attention and child care.

Operating under a trauma informed approach, the PPW project provides evidence based practices focused on substance use and mental health outcomes resulting in increased drug-free births and improved health of moms and children; improved mental, physical, and developmental health in children; and improved parenting skills and quality of life in families.

PPW staff includes a family therapist, pediatric social worker, pediatric nurse and recovery coaches who will implement the evidence based curriculums which include Creating Lasting Family Connections to improve family functioning. Recovery coaches implement the evidence based Manual for Recovery Coaching, following women and their families as they transition into the community and providing support for a full year. In this model family recovery coaches engage families, help develop recovery plans, and link participants to self-help, housing, vocational services, medical care, and other services.

Eligible Participants

  • Pregnant women age 18 and older
  • Postpartum women (up to 12 mos. after birth)
  • Minor children of pregnant/postpartum women enrolled in the program that are 17 years and under
  • When deemed appropriate, fathers of the children, partners of the women and other family members defined by the woman
  • Evidence-based STEP Parenting
  • HIV/hepatitis counseling and testing
  • Tobacco cessation groups
  • Health promotion groups
  • Family recovery coaching for up to one year
  • Goals and aspirations recovery planning with linkage to housing, job readiness training, GED preparation
  • Life skills/home management training

Services for Women

  • Variable length of stay residential treatment
  • Pregnant/postpartum woman can bring two children ages 0-5 to live with them during residential treatment
  • Individual treatment and aftercare planning
  • Prenatal and postpartum medical care
  • Linkage to OB/GYN services
  • Evidence-based group and individual substance abuse counseling
  • Mental health and trauma assessments
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) screening
  • Evidence-based Seeking Safety Family trauma therapy
  • Family reunification services
  • Evidence-based Creating Lasting Family Connections
  • Substance use, mental health and quality of life assessments
  • Family strengthening and reunification groups
  • FASD screening and counseling

Services for Children

  • Developmental screening
  • FASD screenings and referrals
  • Pediatric medical care including immunization referrals
  • Trauma-informed mental health assessments and referrals
  • Referrals to speech, physical and occupational therapy
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Early Head Start
  • Evidence-based Creative Curriculum
  • On-site daycare program
  • Family recovery coaching
  • Tobacco cessation groups
  • Creating Lasting Family Connections
  • Transition to Kindergarten celebrations

Services for Families

  • Tobacco cessation counseling
  • Family recovery coaching
  • Recovery planning
  • Linkage to housing, education, vocational, and health services

These services are supported in-part by a grant to Haymarket Center from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, as part of the Illinois State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (TI-081699).



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