HSI Mission

HSI uses a comprehensive multi-tiered approach that engages prevention, intervention, treatment, research, and care management to build healthy communities.

HSI Vision

HSI through a continuum of care approach is building healthy communities for underserved populations with disabilities and people living with an array of human services needs.


Watch Excerpt of Heading West


Heading West Excerpt


Even before Chicago was founded as a City, the West Side of Chicago was home to a thriving community of African Americans. Heading West retraces the history of African Americans on Chicago’s West Side. Through captivating archival footage and provocative interviews with historians and everyday residents, Heading West traces the Black West Side experience from the very beginning, through two major migrations of Blacks from the deep south, through the turbulent sixties, up to the promise of the new millennium.



©1999 Habilitative Systems, Inc. (773) 261-2252
Heading West was developed through a grant from the

Illinois  department of Commerce
and Community Affairs

Written and Directed by Darryl W. Dennard for
Double D Productions, Inc.

Narrated by Deborah Crable

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