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March 10, 2004
Haymarket opens Uptown facility

Haymarket Center has opened an outpatient facility in Uptown, with five of its major programs.

The program is made possible through a grant from AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Services will be provided at 4750 Sheridan Road. The programs offered are:

  • Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and linkage.
  • HIV/AIDS education, counseling and testing, and support.
  • Support groups for individuals recovering from alcohol and club drug use.
  • Additional support services, including parenting classes.
  • DUI lectures and groups.
Initial hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours will be expanded as staff is trained and available.

"Transportation is available between the Sheridan Road and main campus facilities for clients who might be better-served there," says Haymarket Clinical Director Dan Lustig, who is responsible for the program.

"Haymarket Center's main site on Chicago's Near West Side has provided quality substance abuse treatment and services to individuals and families impacted by addictions. Programs there provide detoxification, residential care, recovery homes, services for women with children, pregnant women, those facing incarceration, persons living with HIV, and mentally ill substance abusers. The agency's philosophy of addictions recognizes individuals' unique needs and abilities as a foundation of care."

"Uptown," Lustig said in a news release, "has high rates of substance abuse and homelessness, as well as one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the city. Staff at our new location is working with community leaders and other social service providers to best serve the needs of the entire area. We look forward to working with the community to serve the community."

Among the first programs offered at Sheridan Road is a regular meeting of an institutional AA group.

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