Women’s Residential Services (WRS)

What is WRS?

WRS is a Dual Diagnosis Capable (DDC) residential treatment program for chemically dependent women and their children. Priority is given to pregnant and parenting women and intravenous drug using women. Individualized treatment focuses on two main areas: developing a chemical-free lifestyle through building recovery and resiliency skills and improving parenting skills. WRS can accept up to four children between the ages of 6 and 11 during the school year.

Because empowerment is key to our philosophy, residents make decisions about their treatment plan, as well as decisions about day-to-day living at the program. In doing so, they strengthen decision-making skills they will need to succeed in living a healthy lifestyle.
Who Is Eligible?
To participate in the program, a woman must meet the following criteria:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be capable and willing to participate in all treatment
  • Demonstrate clinical symptoms indicating a need for residential treatment
  • Have a primary diagnosis of substance dependence
  • Illinois resident
What Is the Cost?
Fees for WRS services are based on level of income and number of dependents.

Hours of Service & Location
The program is located at 24647 North Milwaukee Avenue, in Vernon Hills, approximately 1 mile south of Route 60. Services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.