The Need

The opioid crisis
is escalating.

Haymarket Center


Americans died from overdoses in 2019


increase over 2018,
setting a new record

In DuPage County there were


overdose deaths
in 2020


overdose deaths
from 2015-2020


non-fatal overdose reversals
from 2015-2019

Unfortunately, overdose deaths in DuPage County spiked
in May of 2020, with 22 lives lost in the span of 3 weeks.4


If you or someone you know is in need of treatment, please visit
our main website or call 312-CANHELP to discuss treatment options.

Our Supporters


Individuals & Community Groups

  • Rev. Bob Butler, Itasca
  • Dr. Darryl T. Jenkins and LaDawne W. Jenkins, Faith Community Church of Itasca
  • Rev. Catharine Phillips, MA MDiv, Roselle
  • Paul Darley, Owner & CEO, W.S. Darley & Co., Itasca
  • Jason Kinander, Itasca
  • Richard Ranieri and Dena Ranieri, Itasca
  • Nikita Dulin, Itasca
  • Colleen Koziara, Itasca
  • Ronna White, Elk Grove Village
  • David Venetucci
  • Rena Humbert
  • Jerry Masterson
  • Mark Grote
  • Lisa Danna-Brennan
  • Mike "Pop" Murray
  • DuPage Pads
  • LTM Foundation, President Felicia Miceli
  • Live4Lali, Co-Founder Jody Daitchman and Executive Director Laura Fry
  • Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO), Co-Founder John Roberts
  • HopeWins, Patti Clousing
  • Hope for Healing Foundation, Dr. Roger Stefani and Marge Stefani
  • Roberta Borrino, President, League of Women Voters Roselle-Bloomingdale
  • The League of Women Voters of Roselle-Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights-Mt. Prospect, Buffalo Grove-Wheeling-Prospect Heights-Elk Grove Village, Naperville
  • Lorri Grainawi, Co-president, Housing Task Force
  • Evelyn Sanguinetti, Executive Director, Hope Fair Housing Center
  • JUST of DuPage
  • Gone Too Soon, Sandy Fink & Robin Dale
  • Angel M. Traub, Principal Attorney, A. Traub & Associates
  • Conlon Public Strategies, Kevin Conlon, Founder & President
  • DuPage County NAACP, Michael L. Childress, President
  • A Safe Haven, Brian Roland, Co-President & CEO
  • Mike Messina, MADMAXMAR
  • A Man in Recovery (AMIR) Foundation, Founder Tim Ryan
  • PATH to Recovery Foundation, Co-Founder Deb Lewin
  • Lincoln-Way Family Addiction Support Group, Tom Moore
  • Sheree Stilwell, Founder of Families United Overcoming Addiction & Member of the Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • Pamela F. Rodriguez, President & CEO TASC, Inc. (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities)
  • Roger Romanelli, Executive Director, Fulton Market Association
  • Cassandra Wingert, Founder, Wake the Nation
  • Inspiration Corporation
  • Alvin H. Baum Family Fund

Health Care Providers & Organizations

  • Edward-Elmhurst Health
  • Dr. Dan Sullivan, Chief Medical Officer, Edward-Elmhurst Health
  • Dr. Aaron Weiner, ABPP
  • Dr. Terrence Swade, Advocate Medical Group
  • Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital
  • Rush University Health System, Sharon Gates, Senior Director of Student Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Loyola Medicine
  • Heartland Alliance Health, Ed Stellon, Executive Director
  • Erie Family Health Center, Lee Francis, MD, MPH, President & CEO
  • Dr. Juleigh Nowinski Konchak, MAT Collaborative Lead, Cook County Health
  • Dr. Mark Loafman, Chair of Family and Community Medicine, Cook County Health
  • Access Living
  • DuPage County Medical Society
  • DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce
  • Dr. Lanny Wilson, M.D., Vice President, DuPage County Board of Health and Co-Chair of HOPE Task Force
  • NAMI DuPage
  • Kara R. Murphy, President, DuPage Health Coalition
  • MADO Healthcare
  • Illinois Partners for Human Service
  • Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
  • Gerald (Jud) DeLoss, JD, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Legal Officer, Illinois Association for Behavioral Health
  • Illinois Primary Health Care Association
  • Jordan Powell, President & CEO, Illinois Primary Health Care Association
  • Dr. Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD, Executive Director, Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program
  • The Kennedy Forum
  • Kenneth Young Center
  • Jessica Hayes, CEO, Illinois Certification Board
  • Rosecrance Health Network, Dave Gomel, President and CEO
  • New Directions Addiction Recovery Services
  • Chris Reed, Executive Director, Northern Illinois Recovery Center
  • Mark Ishaug, Chief Executive Officer, Thresholds
  • Mark Buschbacher, Executive Director, Serenity House
  • Anita Pindiur, MS, LCPC, CAD Executive Director, Wayback Inn
  • Metropolitan Family Services, Theresa Nihill, COO
  • Gateway Foundation, Thomas P. Britton, DrPH, President & CEO
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Patrick Sorrentino MHA, ACHE, President & Co-Founder, Trilab Health

Haymarket Board & Leadership Council

  • Dr. Dan Lustig, President & CEO, Haymarket Center
  • Dr. Michelle Andreoli, Central DuPage Hospital
  • James B. Bolin, First Vice President (Retired), Merrill Lynch
  • Erin Lavin Cabonargi, Managing Director of Hibernian Advisors
  • Stephen L. Davis, Chairman & Founder of The Will Group
  • Harmony Harrington, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Vice President, Government and Community Relations
  • Tanya Davis, Co-Founder at William and Mary Davis Foundation
  • Ed Heil, President, E.F. Heil LLC
  • Susan Heil, Activist and Philanthropist
  • Dr. William Robert Martin, III,General Leonard Wood Ambulatory Community Hospital
  • Stacey A. McCullough, Of Counsel, Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC
  • Mia McPherson, Principal Attorney, The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C.
  • Daniel Nudelman, Associate General Counsel, Facebook
  • Heather Way Kitzes, Assistant Director, Community & Government Affairs, Chicago Cubs
  • Peter O'Brien Sr., President, MADO Healthcare
  • Matt Powers, Principal, Health Management Associates
  • Susan J. Rose, PhD, Professor of Social Work and Research Scientist, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Joseph Stack, Partner, SGD Brokerage
  • Thomas J. Stack, Jr., CPA & Owner of Thomas J. Stack, Jr. Ltd
  • Kim Walz, Regional Director, Government Relations, Walgreens

Elected Officials & Government Agencies

  • Hon. Dan Cronin, DuPage County Chairman
  • DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick
  • DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin
  • DuPage County Health Department
  • Karen Ayala, Executive Director, DuPage County Health Department
  • Hon. Greg Hart, DuPage County Board Member, District 3, Co-Chair of HOPE Taskforce
  • Hon. Christopher Kachiroubas, Former Clerk of the Circuit Court of DuPage County
  • Hon. Deb Conroy, State Representative, District 46
  • Hon. Terra Costa Howard, State Representative, District 48
  • Hon. Lee A. Daniels, Former Illinois Speaker, Haymarket Board Chairman
  • Hon. Patti Bellock, Former State Representative, District 47
  • Paula McGowen, DuPage Regional Board of Schools Trustee
  • Mila Tsagalis, Director of Community Initiatives, DuPage County Health Department
  • Hon. Elizabeth Chaplin, DuPage County Board Member, District 2
  • Hon. Sean Noonan, Former DuPage County Board Member, District 2
  • Hon. John Milner, Former Police Chief of Elmhurst, Former Illinois State Senator
  • Hon. Kathleen Willis, State Representative, District 77
  • Hon. Patrick Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative and Founder of The Kennedy Forum
  • Lake County Adult Probation Department
  • Judge Christy Bishop, Lake County Drug Court

You have questions, we have answers

Frequently Asked Questions

On April 6, 2020, Haymarket Center purchased the former Holiday Inn, located on a 7-acre site along the west side of Interstate 290 at Irving Park Road in Itasca. We look forward to continuing the process to secure zoning approval. As a new member of the Itasca community, we are committed to being a good neighbor and to bringing new employment opportunities into the Village, while providing care to a population in need of our services. More information about our plans for the property can be found below.

On April 6, 2020, Haymarket Center purchased the former Holiday Inn, located on a 7-acre site along the west side of Interstate 290 at Irving Park Road in Itasca. We look forward to continuing the process to secure zoning approval. As a new member of the Itasca community, we are committed to being a good neighbor and to bringing new employment opportunities into the Village, while providing care to a population in need of our services. More information about our plans for the property can be found below.

What is Haymarket Center?

Haymarket Center is one of the region's largest and most comprehensive providers of treatment for substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Haymarket was founded in 1975 by Monsignor Ignatius McDermott and Dr. James West, and is a fully accredited, nonprofit organization, licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Does your treatment work?

An independent evaluation of our recovery coaching program showed outstanding outcomes, including 87% of individuals reporting a reduction in substance use, 64% decrease in mental health symptoms and 74% increase in clients employed.

What is proposed for Haymarket DuPage?

The Haymarket DuPage behavioral health clinic will offer the full continuum of substance use and mental health treatment for adults 18 and over. Haymarket DuPage purchased the Holiday Inn on the west side of Interstate 290 at Irving Park Road on April 6, 2020.

Why did you purchase the former Holiday Inn property without zoning approval?

Haymarket Center long had an agreement with the former Holiday Inn owner to purchase the property prior to the contract expiration. The 7-acre site was selected for its B-2 zoning, which allows for healthcare facilities, as well as its location adjacent to a business park, surrounding green space and distance from any residential neighborhoods. We consider our investment in this property as a sign of our commitment to providing life-saving substance use disorder treatment and expanding access to care. It is a promise to the men and women in DuPage and surrounding collar counties who need help that we are doing everything we can to provide the care that they need.

How is the building being used and maintained while the zoning process continues?

The building is not occupied at this time. However, we have a building and grounds employee to maintain the property and we have contracted for 24-7 security.

Was the property going to be used for a COVID-19 location?

The Illinois Emergency Management Association approached Haymarket for that purpose and evaluated the property, but ultimately decided to use another site. While we were ready and willing to assist our state and community at large, it is unfortunate rumors percolated when we did not have liberty to disclose information regarding the state’s inquiry.

Will the property be tax exempt?

Yes, as a non-profit health care provider, Haymarket will seek tax exempt status when our proposal is approved.

Who are your patients?

Haymarket DuPage patients will be residents of DuPage and the suburban collar counties who are adults, age 18 and older. They may be your neighbors, friends, coworkers and even someone you love. They come in seeking treatment, or are brought to treatment by friends and family and others concerned with their health and wanting to ensure provision of health care services to meet their individual needs. Patients are also referred by hospitals, educational institutions, first responders, company and EAP programs, and through courts as an alternative to incarceration.

What is your intake procedure?

Upon a patient’s arrival, Haymarket follows its central intake procedure, which includes conducting a comprehensive medical and global appraisal of individual needs (G.A.I.N.). Intake also includes a background check on each patient to ensure that we do not admit any individual with a violence charge or a sexual offense in their background.

How will Haymarket relieve the burden on Itasca’s emergency services?

Since the last hearing, Haymarket has worked closely with an expert in the emergency services field to evaluate its proposed program and create a structure that results in a minimal impact on Itasca’s emergency services. In Itasca, Haymarket Center will be contracting with a private ambulance service to answer basic life support (BLS) calls prior to contacting the Village’s first responders. Haymarket Center continues to be willing to meet with the Village and first responders to provide an opportunity for their direct input in developing a mutually acceptable plan. Haymarket’s EMS plan will be tailored to the needs of the Itasca facility, predicated on the best management practices.

How was DuPage County selected?

The demand for our services continues to rise due to an increase in opioid fatalities in DuPage County. In 2017-2018, nearly 2,000 men and women from DuPage and the collar counties were patients at Haymarket clinics.

What kind of services will be provided?

Haymarket plans to provide a full continuum of health care services to adults aged 18 and older at the Itasca location. Services will include diagnosis, treatment and recovery support for persons disabled by substance use and mental health disorders, who voluntarily seek care. Our services go far beyond the scope of most treatment programs, including:

  • Evidence-based, comprehensive interventions
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Psychiatry & counseling
  • Recovery support services
  • GED courses & job placement
  • Partnerships that assure care coordination
  • Recovery coaching

Will Haymarket DuPage only provide inpatient treatment options?

Haymarket DuPage proposes to provide treatment options including inpatient, outpatient and recovery programs. Our individualized care ranges from outreach through recovery, adapted to suit each patient and their unique needs.

How will this facility offset the economic impact on Itasca?

Haymarket is cognizant of the fact that much of the funding for public safety is derived from property taxes, and as a nonprofit, Haymarket will not pay property taxes upon project approval. One way Haymarket proposes reducing the Village’s economic impact is to contract with a private ambulance service for basic life support (BLS) calls. Grant funding totaling $200,000 per year was also previously identified to offset the loss of property taxes and sales taxes, but Itasca rejected the offer. In response to community concerns, Haymarket has adjusted its plans and will no longer include the women and children program or provide childcare on-site, which will eliminate any economic impact on the school district. We remain open to discussing the Village’s financial concerns and we will continue to seek grant opportunities. More importantly, Haymarket is firmly committed to bringing to Itasca a much needed health care facility, which will support the treatment needs of residents in DuPage County and the collar counties.

How many people will receive treatment?

Haymarket is expecting to provide substance use and mental health treatment to approximately 4,750 patients a year through all of its treatment and recovery programs, including outpatient programs. We anticipate there will be between 200 and 230 patients receiving inpatient treatment and recovery support, and approximately 96 patients in outpatient treatment at any given time.

How will Haymarket be a community partner?

As a new business in Itasca, Haymarket is committed to being a good neighbor and strong community partner. Haymarket pledges to support community events in the Village, offer educational and training programs, partner with first responders and DuPage-area hospitals, and identify grant opportunities that bring additional financial support to the community. We have recently joined the Village of Itasca Chamber of Commerce and are excited to contribute in any way we can.

How do you plan to secure the Haymarket DuPage treatment center?

Haymarket will employ trained security staff and develop a comprehensive security plan to ensure that the center is secure. This will include video surveillance of the interior and exterior of the health facility, which will be installed and monitored in real time. Footage is maintained for one- to three-week periods.

What measures are in place to ensure patient, employee and visitor safety during the COVID-19 pandemic?

With special issues affecting congregate settings like ours, particularly when many patients have complex medical conditions, we have been fortunate to be able to draw on significant expertise from CDPH, IDPH, the University of Illinois and Rush to best protect our patients. Early in the pandemic, we put aggressive, well-informed measures in place, including:

  • Twice daily, we complete hospital-grade cleaning
  • We have ended all communal dining and group activities
  • Patient visitors are currently not allowed
  • We have isolated patients who have been diagnosed or show symptoms from healthy populations
  • We have implemented agency-wide coronavirus testing for employees and patients on-site
  • Where possible, we have shifted treatment to telehealth
  • Rapid testing is available for clients admitted to residential treatment programs

Haymarket was a leader in creating best practices and combating this unprecedented healthcare crisis, and we continue with these extraordinary measures with the knowledge that the path to recovery cannot shut down, even in the midst of a pandemic. We have considered all precautions to keep our employees safe, but we will not shut our doors.

How many jobs and what types of jobs will be created at Haymarket DuPage?

Haymarket DuPage will create more than 160 new jobs for medical and counseling staff — tripling the number of current jobs at the Holiday Inn. The following types of jobs are expected to be available: Clinical Director, Medical Director, Psychiatrists, Facility Director, Facility Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, an Information Technology Specialist, a Human Resource Specialist, Case Managers, Case Aides, Counselors, Admissions Specialists, Maintenance Personnel, Housekeeping Personnel, Security Personnel and a site Executive Administrator. A competitive hiring process will be conducted to hire experts in the field of behavioral health, with a commitment to providing preference to Itasca residents with the necessary skills.

How will traffic be impacted?

Haymarket has provided a traffic study as part of its application for zoning which confirms that there will be no impact on area traffic conditions and sufficient parking to meet the minimal demand generated by the new use. Please refer to that study.

Traffic with outpatient patients: we expect to see approximately 96 outpatient clients daily, with half from within the recovery home thus not driving a vehicle and the other half coming to the facility either via their personal vehicle, Uber, taxi, a family member or public transportation.

Traffic due to recovery home patients: An estimated 90% of the recovery home patients are restricted from having a car on site. Some exceptions will be based on patient need subject to administrative approval.

Traffic due to visitors: Typically, around 30% of recovery patients may have a weekly visit from a family member.

Who pays for treatment? What types of insurance are accepted?

Haymarket is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to provide health care services to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. In addition to Medicaid, Haymarket is within network for several popular commercial insurance plans and is committed to working with all patients to ensure access to treatment and recovery.

What amount of time does a patient typically spend with the facility?

The amount of time each patient is provided health care services at the facility is dependent on individual needs through a medical assessment that meets the criteria of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

  • In-patient treatment may range from 14 days to 90 days, based on individual need, with a typical stay around 28 days.
  • Recovery stays may range from one month to 12 months, with a typical stay of around 90 days.

As a nonprofit, how are you funded?

Haymarket Center has maintained financial stability for 45 years. Funding comes from federal, state, other governmental entities, foundations, private insurance and private donation sources.

When a patient completes their treatment, what happens?

For patients who have completed their full course of treatment:

  • With the patient’s involvement, a transition plan is created prior to discharge for continuing a strong and healthy recovery. As part of this process, staff provide supports such as medication and connecting to healthcare providers in the community.
  • A departure date is scheduled and staff confirms every patient has a safe and sober place to live following discharge.
  • On the date of discharge, the patient may either use their own car, get a ride from a family member or friend, or get transportation assistance from Haymarket.
  • Haymarket confirms the patient’s arrival at their designated location.

If a patient decides to stop treatment against medical advice, what happens?

For patients who want to stop treatment early:

  • Interventions begin immediately to keep the patient in treatment.
  • The patient meets with healthcare and counseling staff members to determine their reason for leaving and attempt to keep the patient on course.
  • If the patient ultimately decides to stop treatment, Haymarket staff works to ensure their safety and security following the release protocol described above.
  • Patients complete a transition process with staff, who help the patient connect with another treatment provider or identify a safe and sober place for the person to live.
  • Arrangements are made for the patient to be picked up by a family member or friend, or Haymarket provides transportation to their destination.
  • Haymarket confirms the patient’s arrival at their designated location.

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