New Age Services Corporation was established in May of 1984, and received its initial licensing and funding from the State of Illinois on December 1, 1984. Known then as the Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Treatment Center (SAATC), the agency was located in Chicago's old Maxwell Street area. Since then, we’ve provided adult outpatient substance use and abuse recovery services in the North Lawndale community in since 1998.
NASC began providing domestic violence programs and parent education services in 1994 in response to our patients' difficulties in maintaining their recovery due to family violence. Our HIV/AIDS services started in 1988, and we have recently begun offering preventive health services to our patients, including TB testing and hepatitis vaccinations.
In 2010, the agency began providing Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services for both local health centers and HIV ambulatory/support service agencies. We began providing mental health screening, assessments, and counseling in 2012, and we continue to develop new programs to meet the needs of our patients and community.
Primarily offering service to the communities of North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Austin, East Garfield Park, West Garfield Park, Near West Side, and Humboldt Park, as well as the town of Cicero and the near-western suburbs, we accept referrals from any Illinois resident.
Our nonprofit organization has provided adult outpatient drug treatment services for countless thousands of individuals, families, and significant others during our 30 years of service, and we currently serve approximately 1,200 patients each year, approximately 80% of which do not have financial resources to pay for treatment services. Our person-centered approach in determining how to best meet the needs of the individual has proven quite successful, and the “identification and meeting of patients' treatment needs" is a program characteristic associated with treatment’s success.
The best treatment programs are comprehensive and multidimensional. The most effective drug treatment programs either provide on-site services, or are closely linked with a wide variety of treatment elements and support services. In addition to behavioral and pharmacological therapies, patients may need other medical services, family therapy, parenting instructions, vocational rehabilitation, and social and legal services.