What does it take?
It takes the encouragement, support and help that are waiting at The Women’s Treatment Center
The Women's Treatment Center assesses clients for all programs from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. No assessments are conducted on Saturdays, Sundays or major holidays.
If you or a woman you know needs help with a drug or alcohol addiction:
Q: How long does it take to get into TWTC?
Same day admissions may be possible if criteria are met.
Q: Who does TWTC serve, and do you treat pregnant women or women with children?
TWTC serves Illinois women ages 18 and older. Priority admission is given to pregnant and postpartum women, women with HIV/AIDS, and female IV drug users. Pregnant women are welcome at all levels of care. We have two programs that serve women with children newborn through age five.
Q: Will you provide services if I also have a mental health diagnosis?
Yes. We treat women who have a co-occurring mental health diagnosis, as long as your diagnosis is within our scope of services. If medication has been prescribed for your mental health diagnosis and you are admitted to our residential treatment program, you must bring a 30 day supply of medication into treatment with you.
Q: Do you have an outpatient treatment program?
Yes. TWTC has an Outpatient Program that can include Medication Assisted Treatment using Methadone as an adjunct treatment for women with opiate addictions.
Q: How long does treatment last?
The length of treatment is based on an individual woman's needs and what services best meet those needs. Treatment is made up of levels of care, and the length of stay in each varies. For example, the average stay in the Detox program is four to six days; in residential treatment 30 to 90 days; in Outpatient six weeks to two months; and in Recovery Home six to 18 months.
Q: Do you take clients who are court-mandated?
Yes. TWTC works with drug courts, family courts, the Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Department of Corrections to take court-mandated clients who need treatment for substance abuse.
Q: What if I can’t afford treatment?
TWTC’s services are provided free to individuals without income or insurance through funding provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and Medicaid. TWTC also has a sliding fee scale based on income.
Q: How can I help get my loved one into treatment?
Only the individual with a drug abuse problem can make the decision to seek treatment. Family and friends can find help for themselves through mutual aid self-help groups such as Al-Anon. Resources for family and friends can be found in our Family Support and Addiction 101 sections.