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The Leyden Family Service and Mental Health Center is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of behavioral health services to individuals of all ages. Through its SHARE Program, adults ages 18 and older are offered outpatient and residential treatment for substance abuse in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Programs are available to those struggling with substance abuse and gambling addictions while outpatient services consist of an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for alcohol and drug addiction.

Accommodations and Food

The SHARE Program accommodates male and female adults in a dormitory-style facility. Clients live in gender-specific units with 15 beds available for women and 30 for men. Bedrooms are shared between two residents at a time and come equipped with twin beds, desks, dressers and lamps. There are common living areas, large lecture rooms, a small library, a game room and a gym at the facility as well. An hour is set aside each day during which clients can make use of the gym. The facility provides three hot meals a day prepared by an on-staff chef, served cafeteria-style with a focus on basic but nutritious options.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment begins with an assessment to determine an appropriate level of care. Clients are then placed in a program that best suits their needs. Those who need detox services have access to a three to five-day medically monitored program. SHARE also provides dual diagnosis support and refers clients with co-occurring disorders to an on-site psychiatrist.

The residential program is a gender-specific option that lasts for 28 days. It includes daily participation in group therapy, on-site 12-step meetings and educational lectures. Group sessions are led by an LADC who applies evidence-based techniques like CBT and DBT. Therapy addresses topics like relapse prevention, co-occurring disorders, stress management, anger management and coping skills. Educational lectures address issues such as the disease of addiction, nutrition, early intervention and drug education. The program also includes the use of individual, family and couples counseling for those in need. These sessions can be scheduled on a weekly basis or as needed.

The IOP is a 75-hour program that meets three days a week for three hours at a time. Groups are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, covering similar topics to those discussed in the residential program. Individual sessions are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Standard outpatient groups are also held at the Leyden main office. These groups are available on Mondays at 6 and Tuesdays at 6:15 pm for two hours at a time. The CADC who runs these sessions aims to provide educational support focused on stress reduction, anger management, HIV and drug education. Staff members include LADCs, CADCs, LPCs and psychiatrists. All therapists are trained in evidence-based techniques.


The organization also has an aftercare facility for those transitioning out of more intense treatment or dealing primarily with mental health issues can be treated in an outpatient setting. Services include individual therapy for adults, families, couples, children and adolescents. Sessions are held for about an hour at a time.

The facility also provides the System of Care Program (SOCP) which seeks to stabilize children in foster care by offering therapeutic interventions and support services to the individual and his or her family. All options are catered to those clients for whom DCFS is legally responsible for. Within SOCP, clients receive case management, respite services and intensive individual and family therapy sessions held twice a week. Screenings and assessments are also available for children at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

Gambling treatment is also available at the SHARE facility and the main office. Care options include individualized treatment plans with group and individual therapy on a weekly basis in addition to outside support groups. Clients can also choose to be placed on a self-exclusion list which effectively bans them from gambling in Illinois.

Seniors over the age of 60 and those with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 59 can also receive a myriad of counseling and referral services through Leyden Family Service SHARE Program. Lastly, the facility also offers Crisis Services and Public Benefits. Crisis Services includes a 24-hour crisis hotline and an emergency food pantry service. Services are also available to help clients get health insurance.

In Summary

In general, The Leyden Family Service and Mental Health Center has an array of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Within the SHARE Program, adults are treated for substance abuse and gambling disorders through structured programs led by qualified professionals. It’s a great option for those seeking a gender-specific inpatient program, IOP groups or standard outpatient groups that focus on healthy recovery.

Leyden Family Service Share Program Location

1776 Moon Lake Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Leyden Family Service Share Program Cost

Depends on program. Reach Leyden Family Service Share Program by phone at (847) 882-4181 and (847) 451-1100 (crisis hotline). Find Leyden Family Service Share Program on Facebook and Twitter

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