habilitative systems inc

Habilitative Systems, Inc. (HSI) is a nationally-recognized human services agency that uses a continuum of care approach to provide much-needed programs to underserved populations and people living with an array of health and human service needs. Headquartered on the west-side of Chicago, HSI has offered supportive programs to Chicago‚Äôs most disadvantaged and vulnerable residents for 40 years and provides services to over 7,000 people annually in the North Lawndale, West Garfield, Austin and Englewood communities in Chicago.


HSI is the only organization on the west-side of Chicago that specializes in providing assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities and has created a unique social enterprise that produces packaging supplies while teaching important life skills and delivering supportive services to program participants. The organization also serves individuals with mental illness and substance abuse challenges, youth and families at risk, veterans, seniors, ex-offenders, the homeless and those who are unemployed. 

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Services
  • Disability Services
  • Violence Prevention and Trauma
  • Coping Strategies
  • Mentoring and Education Support
  • Senior Housing
  • Stress Management and Relaxation

HSI Video


Donald J. Dew President/C.E.O.

C.E.O. Welcome Message (video)

 C.E.O. Welcome Letter (PDF)

The Westside Community Triage & Wellness Center is a strategic partnership between Habilitative Systems, Inc., Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Mental Health Center, and Cook County Health and Hospital System to mitigate violence and trauma on Chicago's Westside. This serves as a neighborhood urgent mental health center that accepts on site walk-ins and is centrally located at 4133 W. Madison Avenue, Chicago, IL. The Westside Community Triage & Wellness Center serves as an oasis of wellness to provide screening/assessments, crisis intervention, intensive case management services, psychotropic medications, referrals, and follow up to all our clients and family members. There are Mobile Crisis and Crisis Line components to complement the aforementioned services that are accessible 24 hours/ 7 Days a week by experienced and compassionate crisis clinicians.

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