Parenting is challenging, even without an addiction. For pregnant and parenting women with substance abuse issues, there is a place of hope with opportunity for the future: the Maryville St. Monica Program for mothers in recovery.
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Located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, the St. Monica Program provides a residence for women between the ages of 18 and 35, and their children up to age 10. There are bedrooms for mothers and their children, confidential areas for healthcare and counseling, a kitchen, a large family room, laundry facilities and two outdoor playgrounds. All bedrooms have single beds, desks, small refrigerators and storage for personal items.
Women admitted into the St. Monica Program will receive individual and group treatment designed to help her examine her mental health, emotional, medical, neurobiological, and socioeconomic conditions. Once an assessment is completed by Maryville’s Family Behavioral Health Clinic, specific treatment plans will be assigned to address the unique needs of each woman.
Our Recovery Coach Technicians will work with each woman to support her sobriety and help her navigate the nuances of the day. Case Management services will provide support to each woman enabling her to access community-based services as needed for herself and her family.
The program is designed to last six months. During that time, the mothers will have the opportunity to engage with a parenting coach and participate in classes. A vocational coordinator will work with each mother in a workforce development program and provide job readiness training. Substance abuse treatment and mental health therapeutic services will be offered through the Family Behavioral Health Clinic located at the St. Monica Program home.
To schedule an assessment, please contact the Family Behavioral Health Clinic at 847-390-3004.