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Family Enrichment Center & New Kitchen

Haymarket Center has always had the mission to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.

Ann F. Baum Family Enrichment Center

Our Family Enrichment Center is the Employment and Training Program within Haymarket Center. This program provides services to individuals with employment barriers and who also require assistance with launching a career or returning to the workforce as tax-paying citizens.

The FEC Program is results-driven due in part to the partnership with companies and other agencies in the surrounding areas. Another ingredient for success is motivation and the desire of the clients to create a better way of life for themselves and their families. FEC’s staff provides employment opportunities for clients at all academic and skill levels. As an additional benefit to prospective employers, the individuals are drug tested before employment opportunities are offered.

Our staff also provides vocational services and referrals to Skill-Based training centers. These Centers provide training at no cost to the client. In addition, FEC staff works closely with the Illinois Department of Employment Services and the Illinois Employment Training Centers to assist clients with additional resources and apprentice opportunities.

We recently launched an exciting new chapter for the Family Enrichment Center!

For the first time in Haymarket Center’s history, we have opened a fully operational kitchen where we prepare three meals a day and snacks for our clients that are in residential settings. That’s 900 meals a day! Clients in FEC programming are able to work in the kitchen and gain job experience, while they can also earn sanitation and food handling certifications.

These skills and certifications will provide valuable support as they search for permanent employment as they transition back into the community. The food industry has long been one of the more important sources of employment for our clients.

The Family Enrichment Center is just one of the ways Haymarket Center helps to address the social determinants of health for the people we serve.

To learn more about FEC or any of our Specialized Programs, visit our website. If you have any other questions or need help, contact Haymarket Center today at 312-226-7984.