988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


Habilitative Systems, Inc. participating in the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  New 988 hotline is the 911 for mental health emergencies

CBS 2 News - 988 Launch

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The new National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launches Saturday. It's a simple three digit number and its main
goal is to expand mental health treatment in the U.S. Anyone will be able to call or text 9-8-8 for help anytime of the day "We are
here 24/7. So we answer the phones all, you know, all the time." That's just an example of what you will hear when you dial 988.


Searching for solutions to gun violence
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Searching for solutions to gun violence: West Garfield Park community leaders work to heal deep wounds
. We know there is a link between poverty and violence. And the violence takes a toll – creating generational trauma.


Valley Kingdom Ministries International

HSI Receives $ 10,000 Sew A Seed Donation


January 9, 2022, Valley Kingdom Ministries International  blessed 9 organizations with "Sew A Seed" donations with a combined total of $ 50,000!  Habilitative Systems, Inc. received $ 10,000 to support it's efforts in providing quality mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse recovery services in underserved communities on the west and sough sides of Chicago.

Race and Health Equity Awards Reception


Habilitative Systems, Inc., held it’s “Inaugural Race and Health Equity Awards” Reception on December 9, 2021, at the historic Union League Club of Chicago. The event honored healthcare executives and community leaders who are committed to eliminating inequities within the African-American Community. Four outstanding individuals were recognized for their work and contributions in tearing down the barriers to equal access and quality healthcare.

Award Recipients

Herbert C. Buchanan, Jr. Helen Davis Gardner, M.D. Kimberly E. McCullough-Starks IMG 0248 2

 Herbert C. Buchanan, Jr.

Regional Operating Officer for AMITA Health

Helen Davis Gardner, M.D.

Medical Director of Behavioral Health
for Government Programs for HCSC

Kimberly E. McCullough-Starks

Deputy Director of the Illinois Department

of Healthcare and Family Services 

Donna Thompson

CEO of Access Community Health Network



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Event Sponsors


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IHPA impact networking National Kidney Foundation IL
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The Global Eye Loretto Hospital Wyn Win Logo


Gov Pritzker2
(ABC 7) Gov. JB Pritzker announces plan to prevent deaths from opioid
addiction at press conference held at the Westside Community Triage
and Wellness Center                                                                              

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Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced the 30 local community and government organizations across the state that will receive a combined $20 million to maximize Illinois’ success in the 2020 Census.


Ensuring Inclusion of Chicago’s Historically

Undercounted Populations in 2020 Census

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and HSI

Habilitative Sytems' Restorative Justice program receives recognition by Cook County Board President Preckwinklefor the major impact had on Chicago's Youth

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Congressional Black Caucus 49th Annual Legislative Conference



Al Sharp represented the Restorative Justice Program and his non-for-profit organization called the Invisible Book Bag at the Congressional Black Caucus 49th Annual Legislative Conference. He spoke at Congressman Danny K. Davis “Child Welfare Brain Trust” session on Friday, September 13, 2019. 

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CHICAGO (CBS)– One medical center in West Garfield Park is trying to take on
violence and substance abuse outside of the criminal justice system

wctwc CBSWestside Community Triage and Wellness Center


I truly felt humbled to receive this Cook County Board of Commissioners' Resolution introduced by Commissioner Dennis Deer today. I accepted this honor on behalf of thousands of persons served annually, over 100 staff, our Board and invaluable supporters like you on the occasion of Habilitative Systems, Inc.'s 40th anniversary this year. Thanks to Madame President, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and a special thanks to my friend, colleague and fraternity brother, Commissioner Deer! — with Stanley Moore and Commissioner Dennis Deer.

Donald J. Dew


international delegation of law enforcement officials

Bobby E. Wright CMHC and Habilitative Systems, Inc. were pleased to participate June 11th in a visit by an international delegation of law enforcement officials from Tobago, Trinidad., Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados who are interested in efforts to divert and deflect appropriate persons from incarceration into Behavioral Health treatment. The group was hosted by TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) in partnership with the U.S. State Department.

Special thanks to the Chicago Police Department’s Robin Robinson for organizing this effort with CPD’s CIT and Diversion initiatives and promoting essential community-based partnerships! Also in attendance and thanks go to Congressman Danny K Davis, State Representative Camille Lilly and Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer.

The group visited the proposed site for the Westside Community Triage and Wellness Center and the Enola A. Dew Senior Apartments for a reception afterwards.