treatment specific phases are individually planned and typically it takes approximately three to six months to complete the entire process.This program also requires clients to cooperate with human service agencies that will assist them into a state of independence. Clients are allowed to house up to two under school age children on the unit. Each client has their own bedroom and a kitchen area is provided.
Athey Hall is a residential treatment facility for chemically affected parenting women and their dependent children. This is a long term, 24-hour day residential treatment model that provides the continuity of care and support for both mother and her children. This program incorporates distinct services and activities at various and different stages, or phases of care. These three distinct
Female Furlough Residential
Haymarket’s substance abuse treatment programs
are designed specifically to be gender-responsive for pre-trial, pre-sentenced
and court mandated women in the Residential and Furlough programs.
The Residential program is a modified Therapeutic Community and is geared towards the incarcerated woman for whom substance abuse may have been a precipitating factor leading to her incarceration.
The Furlough program is a gender-responsive day treatment center and is geared to women for whom substance abuse may have been a precipitating factor leading to her arrest and who are on Electronic Home Monitor (EHM) release. “Helping Women Recover” is a trauma-informed curriculum that integrates theories of addiction, women’s psychological development, and trauma. The four modules focus on the areas of self, relationship, sexuality, and spirituality.
This program addresses sexism, racism, relationships, interpersonal violence, body image, and spirituality, while being particularly sensitive to the most hidden group of women in our society, those in the criminal justice system.
The goal of the treatment program is to assist the women in gaining the skills for an independent,
self-sufficient, and drug-free lifestyle while taking into consideration other sensitive issues and
the possibility of relapse.
Maternal Addiction Center
Haymarket Center opened the first publically funded Maternal Addiction Center (MAC) in the Midwest in March, 1990, offering long-term residential care to chemically-dependent women at any time during their pregnancies. The goal of the program is to promote drug-free living and to insure drug-free births with enhanced maternal-child attachment, returning mother and child to a non-drug-using environment.
Experience during ensuing years has demonstrated that fully 85 percent of the women entering their program have not had pre-natal care with the current pregnancy. A majority have older children - on average four to five - of whom at least two have been born drug positive and with low birthweights.
For those who remain at Haymarket Center until they deliver, all but a handful have given birth to healthy drug-free babies, demonstrating that good nutrition and prenatal care and the desire to abstain from drugs or alcohol in this positive, save and structured environment can bring about the desired results. Women who come through the program are also provided education on responsible family parenting.
The two MAC units offer 32 beds and accept pregnant women at any time. This residential program offers an open-ended stay.
Following detox, a highly-structured daily schedule is the routine, with time allotted to aerobics, meditation, classes, counseling, and other appropriate activities.
Classes teach homemaking skill, parenting and nutritional guidance with hands-on experience in the unit's small kitchen.
Recreation therapy and leisure time planning take place daily.
Medical referrals are made as needed, with each mother-to-be visiting a physician regularly.
Family involvement and counseling are major concerns, as are planning for appropriate shelter and continuing recovery for the client after her baby is delivered.
Generally there is no charge to the client during her stay.
Haymarket Center offers three programs for recovering and chemically-dependent mothers of newborns at Haymarket/MATER HALL.
In a sheltered environment, post-partum women may being or continue substance abuse recovery while living near or with their newborns.
This program serves women who currently do not have their newborns with them. With 16 beds and a 60- to 90-day length of stay, this primary substance abuse treatment program focuses on educational and vocational needs of the post-partum woman in recovery. One of the goals is to prepare the woman to be reunited with their child.
Clients have newborns either in temporary custody of the Department of Children and Family Services or in a family member's care while the client is seeking custody. The focus is on recovery for the post-partum woman while bonding with their baby, who is housed in the connecting facility maintained by the Department at 710 West Montrose. As treatment progresses, the baby may join the client in residence in the 16-bed unit.
Integration of Parenting
Provides extended treatment for recovering women. They may have their newborns living with them while they integrate parenting with their recovery. Four transitional beds provide infant/mother transitions, and with progress a toddler may join them, in rooms that hold cribs for newborns and beds for toddlers with their mother. Aftercare planning is a special focus, and clients may go to school or vocational training or to work during part of the treatment day. Appropriate counseling is provided and the length of stay varies from six to nine months.
A residential facility, the Sangamon House Recovery Home, is available at Haymarket Center to recovering women who need further treatment to maintain their sobriety. They may bring their children up to age 4 1/2 to live with them.
They pay an affordable fee, on a sliding scale, for residential living. The amount a percentage of the client's income from welfare or regular employment.
In addition to outpatient aftercare services, residents are encouraged to attend school, assisted with job search for employment and may also take part in the Haymarket Center apprentice program. They have the primary responsibility for their children, and so must arrange for day-care or babysitting during school or work periods.
Child development specialists are available to provide assistance with identified developmental issues of their children, and family education is a primary focus for all clients.
Residents have private rooms with beds for one or more children living with them. Older children may visit on weekends. Clients share common areas for meals and recreation.
Cultural enrichment is made available frequently through attendance at special events.
Mentally Ill Substance Abuse Program (MISA)
A 16-bed shelter is funded by the City of Chicago Department of Human Services to serve the homeless mentally ill. Detox services are available within Haymarket Center if needed.Each client is fully assessed. Medical and psychiatric services are triaged for care, and transportation is provided.
Clients are monitored and stabilized for mental condition. A structured daily schedule is maintained, and guidance and education services provide life skill enhancements, which assist clients toward independent living.
Case management services are provided on site. Clients assessed to be dually diagnosed receive substance abuse dependency counseling.
Accommodations for men and women are separate. Clients share group activities including life skill counseling, meals and recreation. Self-help meetings are available daily.
A psychiatric team, consisting of a psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, and a licensed, certified social worker assist the hands-on staff in the unit. Medication management is a core function for the program.
“UMISA”, for chemically-dependent mentally-ill clients.
On-site Medical Care
Initial Physical Examination
HIV / Communicable Diseases
- HIV Pre/Post Test Counseling
- HIV Testing
Referral Services/Specialized Needs
- Psychiatric Services
- Additional Counseling Services
- Certificate upon completion
Certified treatment professionals, trained in gender specific and culturally sensitive services, design individualized treatment plans to address the individual needs of the clients and facilitate individual and didactic/therapeutic group sessions.
Individualized Needs Assessment
Individualized Treatment Planning
Behavior Modification System
Continued Care/Aftercare Referrals
*Sixteen (16) bed units(9 female/7 male)
*Variable Length-of-stay (Average 90-day stay)
*For further information call 312/226-7984 ext. 411
A social-setting detoxification is provided for women seeking to withdraw from alcohol or other drugs. The unit's 12 beds are available for a three- to five-day stay.
Women may be referred by family members, themselves, social workers, the courts and others. Assessments and recommendations for levels of treatment are offered and referrals are made for further services. Medical and psychological assessments are provided as needed.
Women's Outpatient- Grand Boulevard
The Women's Outpatient program in our Grand Boulevard location requires referrals by Department of Children and Family Services. Women joining this program have the option to bring their children and they are provided with parenting classes. Children are cared for by licensed professionals in our licensed daycare atmosphere.
Haymarket Center provides daily round trip transportation to and from our main location with lunch served to moms and children.
Intervention, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment is provided by this program for chemically dependant moms. Also included in the program are regular home environment visits which are conducted and documented by Haymarket Center staff.
This program offers a variable stay, up to 28 days in a 16-bed unit. Targeting the problem of relapse prevention, it is tailored to individual client needs and includes:
- A structured daily schedule
Educational lectures and films
Alternative to Incarceration
RCP: The Rehabilitative Confinement Program (RCP) is an alternative sentencing option for adult (18+) offenders of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI/DUID), Domestic Violence, and other non-violent offenders deemed suitable for the program by the sentencing judge. RCP requires residential confinement.
WRAP: The Work Release Alternative Program (WRAP) is an alternative sentencing option for adult (18+) offenders of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI/DUID). The program requires residential confienment but allows for approved work release time.
Centralized Reintegration Program (CRP)
CRP is a recovery home program that provides a safe and stable living situation to assist residents in acquiring recovery living skills for re-integration into the general community. Women who have completed a residential treatment program progress to a recovery home environment where they can begin to re-learn like and vocational skills for independant living.
The goal of CRP program is to provide quality recovery home and supportive services recently incarcerated women who have a history of substance abuse and working on living in recovery
Population served: Females and their children.
Potential residents must have completed a substance abuse treatment program within the previous 6 months, and living in Chicago or homeless.
Age Groups served: Residents must be 18 years and older
Average length of stay: Upto 6-8 weeks, although long term living is available for chronic abusers.
Women participating in this program are required to participate in outpatient treatment, Health Ed services and are required to address permanency planning. Additional ancillary services may be required for clients and are to be documented on individual service plans.
This program is a residential program at Haymarket which serves as an alternative to incarceration for incarcerated pregnant women. This program gives the women opportunities to develop parenting skills along with substance abuse counseling.
Services at our MOMS program include:
- 25 Hours/week of treatment consisting of daily group counseling
- Individual Counselling Sessions
- Relapse prevention, Coping skills
- 12-Step Support Meeting
- Peer Groups
- Drug Education
- After-care Planning
- Recreational Activities
- Parenting Classes
- Art Therapy
- Counseling an alumni "Women Of Power" group.