ABOUT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, INC (HRDI)
For more than 40 years, the Human Resources Development Institute (HRDI) has provided community-based mental and behavioral health care in Chicago, Ill. Additionally, the established multi-facility agency offers residential and outpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults with addiction and/or mental health disorders. Men and women dependent on opiates and other narcotics also have access to Medication-Assisted Therapy at various locations throughout the city.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The HRDI Division for Addiction Treatment has multiple locations in Chicago, and each facility has different specialties.
HRDI’s Southwest Central location provides methadone maintenance and outpatient counseling services for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The agency has two additional locations — one at 340 E. 51st Street, and one at 8000 S. Racine Ave. — that offer medication-assisted treatment.
Near West Professional Services is a residential facility for adult males, including court-referred clients. For pregnant and non-pregnant women, HRDI provides care in the Harriet Tubman residence, an around-the-clock, supervised facility that enables women to bring their dependent children (ages four and younger) with them. In a different location across town, an all-female residential facility called Essence House offerstreatment.
Through HRDI’s Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services, clients receive criminal justice and child protection services as well as school-based services. Substance abuse treatment is available to children between the ages of 12 to 17, and a team of teachers, counselors, and social workers work to help students improve their academic performance. A second HRDI facility treats children between the ages of three and 14 with various mental health disorders. It uses individual, group, and family therapy.
Additionally, HRDI provides a comprehensive set of health and prevention resources, including HIV testing and problem gambling treatment and education for adults.
HRDI is led by a board of directors, many of whom hold master’s and Ph.D. level qualifications.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by HRDI regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however the two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing both awarded the facility five out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two clients surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date had mostly positive feedback for HRDI. Both gave the facility four and five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, family participation, its counseling options, and the staff’s level of training and experience. Lower ratings of one and two stars were given to the facility by one alum for its exercise, leisure, and holistic activities, its treatment of co-occurring disorders, and its connectivity and visitor policies. Nevertheless, when asked, on a scale from one to five, if they would recommend the facility, the reviewer gave HRDI a perfect five-star rating.
On HRDI’s Facebook page, which the organization can edit, the facility received an average rating of five out of five stars based on nine reviews. No commentary was provided.
According to, HRDI accepts Medicaid, state insurance other than Medicaid, military insurance, and Access to Recovery Vouchers.