For the Disabled


Addiction Resource Guide: Special Populations (
Lists centers that offer recovery services for the blind, deaf, and physically challenged with detailed information on admissions, payment, services, licensing and accreditation and contact information.

The National Directory of Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Treatment Programs Accessible to the Deaf (
This treatment locator for the deaf is organized by state and city. A full description is given on each facility and program including number of staff, interpreters, services offered, number of deaf clients served, ages of clients served, populations served, and financial arrangements.

Several of the Centers in our Residential Treatment Guide include services for special populations. Please see Caron, Cri-Help, Odyssey House, Phoenix House and Silver Hill.


Anixter Center

Location:  Chicago, IL
Phone:  (773) 549-0208 x223 (voice);
(773) 973-2180 (TTY)
Licensed:  Illinois Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Accredited:  none
Beds:  10
Cost:  Sliding Scale
Insurance:  Various insurance accepted including Medicaid.
On Site Exercise Facilities, weight lifting equipment

Anixter offers intensive outpatient programs, including one in American Sign Language for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is the first treatment program in Illinois designed to meet the needs of adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and chemically dependent on drugs and/or alcohol. Staff members are competent in deaf culture, fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable and experienced in the field of substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation.

Services include chemical dependency assessment, group and individual counseling, case management/follow-up, sober recreation/leisure-time activities, independent living skill training, aftercare planning/continuing recovery support, drug/alcohol education, relapse prevention, and recovery support.

Funding for substance abuse treatment services is provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and the Chicago Department of Public Health/Office of Substance Abuse Programs.

Updated February 21, 2017