We believe all children deserve sober parents
Comprehensive children’s services and a robust Parenting Program are cornerstones of TWTC’s family-based treatment. Allowing children to reside with their mothers while they are engaged in substance abuse treatment helps break the intergenerational cycle of addiction and reduce the trauma of separation.
By providing services to address each child’s educational, physical, and emotional needs, TWTC is ensuring that they are prepared for success in school and in life.
Services for children in residence include:
Nana’s Crisis Nursery
TWTC operates the state’s only 24-hour crisis nursery within a substance abuse treatment center. Care is provided for children from newborn to five years old whose mothers are engaged in detox or residential treatment at TWTC and are temporarily unable to care for them.
Licensed Infant/Toddler Daycare
TWTC's Daycare is a key component of our early intervention/abuse prevention services for mothers in residence. The program provides assessments and referrals, developmentally-appropriate curricula, and individualized lesson plans for children from six weeks to three years old. Children attend daycare during the day while their mothers engage in treatment activities.
Operated in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Education, TWTC's on-site Pre-kindergarten program prepares children ages 3 and 4 to enter kindergarten with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
A Pediatric Nurse is onsite daily to monitor the health and well-being of children in residence, and to address their acute medical issues. The Nurse also provides pediatric health education for mothers.