Women and Children's Wellness Center 1015 N. 5th Avenue Kankakee, IL 60901
Mr. Herb Delaney - President/CEO
Duane Dean Behavioral Health provides extended care services to clients from 3 months to 1 year or more depending on the need. Extended care includes attendance in one support group per week and individual counseling as-needed. Clients also are expected to attend Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous groups on a regular basis or alternative self-help structures such as “Women in Recovery” groups or at alternative institutions such as the church for a long-range support structure.
DDBHC’s OMT program is directed at reducing and eliminating the use of illicit drugs, criminal activity and the spread of infectious disease while improving the quality of life and functioning of the client through the administration of methadone maintenance therapy. The use of methadone to treat opiate addiction is a time-tested therapy and, when combined with counseling, is an effective treatment with a high success rate. The agency adheres to all state and federal regulations relative to the implementation of its OMT program and all persons must be medically approved before being admitted. Clients receive a complete physical, blood work-up and other medical tests prior to starting therapy. DDBHC is the only facility in Kankakee County and adjoining Iroquois County to the south that provides OMT as an outpatient service for those suffering from an addiction to opiates. Duration of treatment is based on individual need.
DDBHC operates a criminal justice program for adults 18 years and older who have been mandated by the courts to undergo toxicology testing, assessments and treatment when necessary. Also, DDBHC staff work with persons recently released from jail or prison who were incarcerated because of a substance abuse issue. Access to treatment can greatly improve the chances for a successful integration back into society for many ex-offenders. Treatment has been proven cost-effective and can help end the vicious cycle of drug abuse and criminal recidivism.
DDBHC provides a gender-specific treatment program for women which encompasses family centered recovery services that interface with other health and social service agencies including child welfare. The program provides for the safety, stability and well-being of children and families affected by child abuse and neglect as well as with substance abuse disorders. Priorities include pregnant injecting drug users; pregnant and postpartum women; injecting drug users who are at high risk of HIV infection or are known to be HIV infected; parenting substance abusers; and DCFS referrals Treatment includes individual counseling; participation in group therapy and parent training. Clients are screened for domestic violence and other problems and are provided on-site childcare and transportation.
Provides outpatient substance abuse treatment.
Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901