Yvette E. Williams
University of Phoenix
April 13, 2011
This in-person interview was made final April 7, 2011 with the interviewee, Mae Parnell, who is employed as a case manager at Haymarket Center, located as 120 So. Sangamon St., Chicago, IL. Mae Parnell’s primary job description at Haymarket Center is to coordinator the approach to the delivery of substances abuse and social and health services. She will also provide each client with connections to seek the appropriate organizations that will be able to assist and devote to the care of his or hers unique circumstances and to help him or her attain goals for him or herself.
In 1975 Haymarket Center was found by Monsignor Ignatius McDermott and Dr. James West, who each had a desire to alter society’s understanding of alcoholism and the treatment that could be offer to each individual. They both had a perception that an addiction is a disease, which does not know color, nor-creed, or the gender of an individual’s socioeconomic environment. They both came to an agreement that treatment for substances abusers would become an alternative for incarceration for both women and man. Haymarket Center has developed into the largest nonprofit community-based establishment in Chicago. Haymarket Center is a comprehensive organization for the detoxification of adults, outpatient’s substance abusers, and also for residential clients.
Mission of the Agency
“The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with chemical dependency in their recovery, by providing a continuum of optimal professional care that is responsive to the identified needs of the community.” (2011).
The population at Haymarket Center, which includes women, pregnant women and men on a yearly basis, are 1,900 individuals.
The intervention at Haymarket is substantial and
References: (2011, April 9). Comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment programs . Message posted to. www.hcenter.org/about%20us/aboutus.html.