Women’s Residential Services (WRS)

What is WRS?

WRS is a residential program for women with substance use disorders. At WRS, women with multiple and complex needs are empowered to develop a lifestyle of recovery. 

The program provides:
  • A safe, structured environment for stabilization
  • Intensive Dual Diagnosis Enhanced treatment
  • An intensive recovery support structure
Our staff provide effective, intensive treatment with caring, understanding, and dignity.


  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Case management
  • Medical and psychiatric services
  • Peer support
  • Education
A client's length of stay depends on ongoing assessments to determine the need for this level of care.

Individual and Group Counseling

Our staff provide education on many health and wellness subjects to help clients in their recovery journey:
  • Relapse prevention
  • Trauma-informed groups
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
  • Skills Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS)
  • Seeking Safety
  • Social thinking skills training
  • Nurturing Families
  • Criminal and addictive thinking
  • Bereavement
  • Anger Management

Family Counseling and Support

Strong family relationships can be an important part of recovery. We provide family education, counseling, and child visits to help strengthen the mother to child bond.
  • Children ages 5-11 can visit their mother on weekends, from 4:00 p.m. on Fridays to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Children of other ages can have scheduled visits of up to four hours with their mother.

Who Is Eligible?

To participate in the program, a woman must meet the following criteria:
  • At least 18 years old
  • Illinois resident
  • Primary diagnosis of substance use disorder
  • Demonstrate clinical symptoms requiring residential-level treatment
  • Capable of self-care and willing to participate in all treatment
  • Complete a phone and health screening

What Is the Cost?

We accept insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare. We offer discounted fees for patients
who qualify. We do not deny services based on inability to pay.

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.