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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.
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.
Callie Powers - Prevention Specialist
Callie Powers is a recent addition to the Haymarket Center Youth Prevention Team, where she has been working as a Youth Prevention Specialist since April 2021. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University, and a Master’s in Public Health from Ohio State University. Callie is passionate about working with marginalized communities in the field of health promotion, and has extensive experience working with young people and implementing prevention curriculum. In her free time Callie enjoys playing tennis, walking by the lake, and hanging out with her dog Rory.
Vincent Deamon - Prevention Specialist
Vincent Deamon has been a youth prevention specialist for about a year with a diverse background in mentoring at-risk youth and his experience in philanthropy and entrepreneurship Vincent is excited to be a part of the Haymarket prevention team
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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