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Haymarket Center, Chicago's largest not-for-profit comprehensive substance use treatment center, opened its doors in 1975. In 2005 the agency introduced its Youth Prevention team, funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in the South Side Chicago communities. Our prevention approaches focus on helping people develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to make good choices or change harmful behaviors.

Jessica Dubuar Assistant Clinical Director
Patricia Sykes - Program Supervisor
Mrs. Sykes has worked for Haymarket as a Prevention Specialist serving the southside community since 2013 and was promoted to Supervisor a short time after.  Patricia has been involved in youth prevention since 2007 benefitting the westside of Chicago at Youth Outreach Services.
Spencer Jones - Prevention Specialist
  Spencer has worked with Haymarket for the past year as a Recovery Specialist. He was recently promoted to Youth Prevention Specialist, where he has the ability to reengage with the communities that he once served. Spencer is a graduate of Kennedy-King College and NEIU. He's previously worked in the community during his time with NIKE and The Salvation Army. He spends his spare time freelancing in the media field, reading, being a blerd, and spending time with his family
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