Haymarket Center


What is the McDermott Learning Center CADC Program?

Gleb Sergeyev - Thursday, January 16, 2020

“Recovery Is About Progression Not Perfection.”~ Anoynomous

From its inception in 1975, Haymarket Center has had a mission to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.

Among those solutions is the professional training Haymarket offers through its McDermott Learning Center Addiction Counselor Training Program (named after our founder, Father Ignatius McDermott) for individuals interested in becoming a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC).

The Addiction Counselor Training curriculum is a 225-hour program accredited by the Illinois Certification Board (ICB). Classes are held at Haycenter located at 932 W Washington Blvd. in Chicago. Students who complete the program fulfill the educational requirements needed to become a CADC and will be able to apply for an internship at Haymarket. Further, they will be ready to take the CADC certification exam offered by the Illinois Certification Board. Individuals who pass the exam are then eligible to apply for counseling positions at Haymarket or elsewhere.

Haymarket Center is a pioneer in providing innovative, high-quality, community based behavioral health and training programs. We primarily serve Chicago’s homeless, indigent and ex-offenders from the south and west side communities. We remain wholeheartedly devoted to identifying and designing new and progressive methods for furthering our founding mission, which includes training programs like those for becoming a CADC. The next CADC class begins in March, 2020. To learn more or to register for the program, please visit our website.

Haymarket Center is a comprehensive, community-based provider of substance use and mental health treatment, battling some of our region’s most devastating health problems. To learn more about any of our programs, call us at 312-226-7984 or visit our website. Thank you!







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