The Women's Recovery Center, which consists of three programs including the
Women's Residential Program, the Addicted Mothers' Residential Program and the
Outpatient Addicted Mothers' Program, concentrates on the special issues that
chemically dependent women face and assists them in obtaining the skills and
resources necessary to maintain successful recovery.
In addition to traditional chemical dependency treatment, all three programs
offer Case Management services and Domestic Violence counseling. A Job
Readiness program and a Mentally Ill Substance Abuse (MISA) group are
offered to applicable patients.
The Center continues to work closely with the Cook Council Sixth District
Drug Court to provide treatment as an alternative to incarceration.
Upon discharge from its respective programs, The Council provides its
patients with referrals to ongoing life support systems that include
medical care, 12-step programs, halfway houses and outpatient counseling
services. In addition, The Council provides education and referral
services to patient's family members including support systems and
By providing a safe residential environment, The Council enables the
patient to progress at a pace most suitable for a sustainable recovery.
Addicted Mother's Program
The Addicted Mother's Program is a 16-bed program providing residential
services for women who are chemically dependent and have dependent
children. In its second year, the program aims to help women to cope
with their chemical dependencies as well as their responsibilities of
Recognizing the special issues these women face, The Council takes a
holistic approach towards empowering women with the ability to make the
best decisions for themselves and their children.
In addition to traditional counseling and seminars provided to all of the
Council's female patients, these women also receive parenting and child
safety skills training. Family education is also provided to equip
them with the self-esteem and skills necessary to maintain a successful
recovery and to positively participate in the rearing of their children.