Service Information

Seeking Admission into SisterHouse
  
All candidates must be enrolled in a residential treatment program and be referred by a cousnelor or case manager from that institution.

To make a referral, contact Rochelle Sims, Program Director, at (773) 626-0525.

Where to call for help

Treatment Centers:

Loretto Hospital 
645 S. Central Ave 
Chicago, IL 60644 
(773) 854-5445

Haymarket Center 
932 W. Washington 
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 226-7984

Women's Treatment Center 
140 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 850-0050

Lutheran Social Services 
5517 N. Kenmore Ave 
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-7962

HRDI - Human Resource Dev. Institute 
222 S. Jefferson St., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 441-9009
Recovery Homes:

Grace House
1801 W. Adams St
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 733-7860

Gateway Foundation Kedzie Center
1706 N. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-2158

Yellow Brick Road Recovery Home
317 W. Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60606
(708) 344-2400

Safe Haven
P.O. Box 39083
Chicago, IL 60693
(312) 372-3820

N the Spirit
7225 S. Yale
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 892-3144

Statistics About SisterHouse Residents 
Annual Summary of Census: January 1-December 31, 2007

SisterHouse Residents*

Average length of stay (in months) at SisterHouse: 12 months. 

Range of time at SisterHouse: 0.5-12.5 months. 

Since coming to SisterHouse:

Number who have completed Phase 1 only (90 days only): 51 or 40.4%. (Phase 1 constitutes 90 days of being clean and sober, attending regular AA meetings, completing a mental health assessment and foliowing recommendations.)
Number who have completed Phases 1 and 2 only: 48 or 38.9% (Phase 2 constitutes all of the above, plus enrollment and completion of a job-training program as well as all other programs and activities at SisterHouse and through our partners.)
Number who have completed Phases 1, 2 and 3 (18 months): 25 or 19.84%. (Phase three constitutes all of the above plus working full time while staying at SisterHouse, securing a permanent apartment, saving money, and continuing counseling.)
Number who have completed job training program, 48 or 39%.
Number who were employed when they left SisterHouse: 36 full-time, 11 part-time; total 47 securing a job or 37.3%.
Number continuing in program into 2012: 20. 

* Self-reported information

Characteristics of Our Residents
Census of the past 3 years, 2011 - 2013

Total number clients during that time: 122
 Average age: 51 years old
 Age range: 22-64 years
 
Parenthood
Number of mothers 102 or 86.6%
Average number of children: 2.0
Total number of children: 210
 
Before beginning recovery, number who completed:
  •   High school or GED 54 or 44.2%
  •   Some College or Trade School 12 or 9.8%
  •   Associate Degree 3 or 2.5%
  •   Job training or Special Training 63 or 51.6%
 Number with at least one felony conviction/total: 63 or 51.6%
     
Number homeless/total: 115 or 91.3%
     
Number involved in domestic violence, either as victim or perpetrator: 98 or 70.1%

Occupational Specializations of Residents
Annual Summary of Census

  • CNA
  • Medical assistant 
  • Legal secretary  
  • Healthcare Aide
  • Management 
  • Maintenance  
  • Data processing 
  • Retail sales

Communities of Clients 
Annual Summary of Census

Neighborhoods of residence in Chicago: 
  • Auburn Gresham       
  • Austin          
  • Beverly          
  • Bronzeville      
  • Chatham           
  • Englewood       
  • Humboldt Park
  • Logan Square
  • Near North Side       
  • Near West Side  
  • North Lawndale    
  • Princeton Park
  • Roscoe Village
  • Washington Park
  
Residence in suburbs and other Illinois cities:
  • Country Club Hill
  • Evergreen Park
  • Low End           
  • Maywood      
  • Riverdale           

Residence out of state:   
  • Oshkosh, WI   
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