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Causes: Counseling, Crime & Law, Drunk Driving-Related, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: The vision of Above and Beyond is to build an individualized treatment experience that is available to anyone in need regardless of their economic status. Our clients and clinicians create therapeutic alliances that design and execute personalized programs of recovery that co-exist side-by-side personal development and growth goals. We believe that recovery is a process that requires meeting individuals where they are at as well as addressing their environmental life circumstances such as: education, employment readiness, interpersonal relationships, and social reintegrative abilities and activities.

Target demographics: those with substance use disorders who have no means, no money

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 human beings

Geographic areas served: a ravaged neighborhood of West Chicago (between hotspots)

Programs: state-of-the-art addiction treatments (REBT, Rage Management, Trauma, OP & iOP, DUI Counseling, Acupuncture, Yoga, Art, SMART Recovery & AA)

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 smileyguy

Board Member

Rating: 5

To stand in the lobby and watch the lost, sick, and nearly dead clients enter these programs is to witness true miracles, one after the other, as they exit clear-eyed, and with a new purpose and meaning to their existences. The programs are the best that can be found and they are delivered free of any charge to the people who need them the most.I am a member of this organization because of how proud I am to be affiliated with such top-notch world class professionals who give of their life, experience, and time so freely. This is truly a "paying it forward" organization, offering free addiction treatment services to those of us who need it the most (homeless, uninsured, vulnerable, and invisible populations).

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Above and Beyond assists those in need with the skills that are conducive to embark on new lives! It's not just a name they chose for the organization; the faculty as well as staff members literally go above and beyond to create an environment that is warm and inviting and makes everyone feel as though they are a part of a family. Above and beyond is a special kind of place where you are given a genuine opportunity to learn, leave, and launch! I am honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of that.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Above and Beyond is probably one of the best treatment facilities that i have ever been to. They care about the people they help, and want nothing more then to be a tool for their success. I cant explain the gratitude that i have for that place and every one in it. Thank you so much for helping me get on track Above and Beyond. You guys are the best.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Above and Beyond is not only a great program but a caring one. Patients know and feel the warmth and unconditional acceptance that exudes from staff. As a professional I am even energized by the warmth and kindness that is present at Above and Beyond.

2 Siri H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Yes, Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center, far exceeds expectations! From the generous, kind and courteous staff, to the amazing warm ambiance of the facility, Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center is a place that makes you feel like family. There is always a smile on someone's face. The clients are happy and are very comfortable mingling with each other and the staff. This is truly a place that cares about its employees, and is very passionate about the services they provide to the community and their clients. I have only worked here a short while and I can say that I am very impressed. I have worked in many corporations with various cultures and I can honestly say, that Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center is at the top of the Five-Star list of great nonprofit companies!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Well from the time i walked in the door it was an amazing experience, the staff was warm and inviting as well as genital. Each staff i encountered was pleasant and attentive. the ED is well knowledgeable to the needs of the clients. I enjoyed the space it was very pretty and enjoyable. It is an amazing place to be and I love it.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cant believe that they provide us with service the way they do. I was treated with respect day in and day out. They helped me look for jobs, create a resume, and apply for housing. I completed 25 hours of treatment which is called out-patient. They provide us with coffee (good coffee, lol) breakfast in the morning, and a hot lunch after group in the afternoon. The staff is friendly and smart. I hope that they continue to grow because everyone should have a chance to go there if they struggle with drug addiction.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff, service, and atmosphere are not like anything i have ever experienced before. I was a client a couple months back and i can honestly say that because of the encouragement and expertise they gave me i will stay sober and change my life. I have been clean now for 11 months and i expect to keep going. I want to thank everyone there, Brenda, Kyle, Dan, and everyone else because without them i dont know where i would be today. Thank you guys so much.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is as good as it gets. The people here lover you.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Above and Beyond a place where not only the patients that we serve are allowed to change their lives, but so do the staff. I come in to work everyday and i see miracles, people who once were degenerates to the rest of the world, have now become respectable well spoken members of a family. I work primarily in the administration department which is awesome because i am learning how to become a manager as well as a clinician which is useful since i want to be a clinical director of a substance abuse center one day. My career has just started and thats all because of the chance that Above and Beyond granted me 6 short months ago. Today i am a Certified Associate Addictions Professional, as well as a certified SMART recovery facilitator. Honestly a year ago i wouldn't have even believed someone if they told me this is where i would be now. Every single coworker i have is amazing, the clinical director is one of the most down to earth humble people i have ever met and i consider him a friend. It hasn't been easy but with the guidance of my coworkers, i am now on the path i knew i could be on.

I don't know how to put my experience so far into words because i'm in shock every single day that i am living this life, but i want everyone to know that i wont ever look back now and i owe a lot of what i know and will know to everyone who has made such a big impact on me at work. I still cant believe that i'm a part of something so amazing and so big. Gosh i love my life today.