About Us

Since 1975, PEER Services has provided community-based substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the residents of Evanston, Northfield, New Trier, Maine and Niles Townships, and the north side of Chicago.

Our mission is to prevent and treat the problems that substance abuse causes individuals, families and our communities.

We are dedicated to our community and committed to providing high-quality, affordable treatment and services to all in need.




Our Services

As licensed providers of substance abuse treatment for 40 years,  we’ve transformed the lives of thousands of teens and adults and helped them open the door to a healthier, brighter future. Our mission is to save lives, and each life we save strengthens our families and, in turn, our community.

    • Adolescents & Adults
    • Prevention Services
    • Outpatient Treatment
    • Older Adults
    • HIV Testing

Contact Us

Evanston: 847-492-1778 
Glenview: 847-657-7337
Evanston Fax: 847-492-0320
Glenview Fax: 847-657-7331

OUR LOCATIONS:
906 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
3633 W. Lake Avenue #305, Glenview IL 60026

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Families

Transforming thousands of lives for the last 40 years

About Us

We believe our mission is best accomplished by educating the community and preventing substance abuse problems from developing, intervening in emerging substance abuse problems and providing treatment for those teens and adults who are struggling with dependence. At PEER Services you’ll find a staff of highly trained specialists working in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment and utilizing cutting-edge, effective, research-based treatment methods. Our interdisciplinary treatment team includes a physician, nurses, masters level therapists, certified addiction counselors, and family therapists. We use a holistic approach to treatment, recognizing that substance use can impact a person’s body, mind, and spirit.

For 40 years we’ve been working to transform the lives of thousands of teens and adults as they open the door to a healthier, brighter future. Each life we save helps to strengthen a family as well as a community.

PEER Services is a 501c (3) organization licensed to provide substance abuse treatment by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. PEER Services is also certified by the National Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and accredited by the Joint Commission, which is recognized as the gold standard for healthcare organizations throughout the country.




What to Expect

    We have a strong track record of success. Healing begins with your first call. By taking the important step of scheduling an appointment, you have accomplished what is really the hardest part of the process…getting started. You are ready to get your life back!

    Family & Friends

      Learn how alcohol and drugs are affecting your loved ones. Find compassionate instruction to help you understand the situation and provide encouragement. We’ll help you take care of yourself and offer the safety, support, and counseling for you and your family.

      Insurance Accepted

        PEER Services is a preferred in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois and we accept All-Kids, Medicaid, Medicare, FamilyCare and other major insurance that covers outpatient substance abuse treatment.

         

        Adolescent & Adult Services

        Education classes, individual and group counseling, outpatient treatment

        Services

        Maybe you’ve tried to quit on your own. Our clients find it’s always easier to make these changes with the help of a professionally trained counselor. For 40 years, PEER Services has been helping people enter recovery and give up alcohol and drug use.

        Prevention Services

        We recognize that the best way to reduce the impact of addiction is through education and preventative measures.  The goal of our prevention services is to preclude youth substance use by targeting youth ages 11–18, their families, and the broader community.  Our prevention services are grounded in evidence-based approaches recognized nationally as effective in reducing youth substance use.  Today’s approach acknowledges that youth make choices in the context of their environment.  Through direct services and collaborations with schools and other community organizations, PEER Services takes a broader, more effective approach to prevention.  We provide up-to-date, customized drug education/social-emotional skill development for youth; programs and resources for parents; and presentations and training for community organizations and schools.

        Consultation

        We understand that alcohol and drug use can be very complicated and troubling situations for you and your family and that your particular experience and issues are unique. We provide a welcoming, respectful and caring atmosphere where highly trained staff help define your goals and support you in meeting them.

        Adult Services

        If you need help for problems related to alcohol or other drugs, our Adult Services program offers a wide range of supportive options designed to meet your specific needs.

        Adolescent Services

        Adolescent substance use can range from early experimentation to severe dependence. Our Adolescent Program responds by offering a wide variety of options designed to meet the needs of adolescents, depending where on the continuum their use may fall.

        Diagnosis

        Screening can be a useful tool in helping an individual evalute the extent of his or her drug use. Because no quality control exists among street drugs, people are often surprised to find exactly what was in the substances they use. People utilize our drug testing services for a variety of different purposes.

        For Parents

        While almost all teens will be faced with the decision to drink alcohol or use other drugs, adolescent substance use can be prevented. While no inoculation exists for this serious health threat, families can do a lot to reduce the likelihood that a young person will choose to use alcohol or other drugs.

        HIV Counseling & Testing

        We offer a safe place to receive support and access to health information and care related to HIV. We find that people are greatly relieved once they choose to get tested and have accurate information about their situation. While there is still no cure for HIV/AIDS, medicine today makes this a very treatable disease. But you can’t get treatment until you get tested.

        Treatment

        Our outpatient treatment is designed to meet your specific needs and to help you live the life you want. We offer individual and group treatment provided by highly skilled, caring professionals. PEER Services works with you to develop a plan designed to reduce harmful substance use and fulfill your potential.

        Individual Outpatient Treatment

        Sessions with one of our master’s level adult services professionals provide you with support, recovery resources, understanding and encouragement as you seek a healthier life. We will develop a treatment plan based on your individual needs. At PEER Services, your treatment is always a deeply respectful and collaborative process, following your pace, your goals and your measures of health and success.

        Group Outpatient Treatment

        Groups can provide a powerful source of help for you in shaping a healthier life. Our Outpatient Treatment program are led by a master’s level professional and provide you with helpful group interaction, education, understanding and support.

        Community

        Empowering every individual to help them lead healthy and happy lives

        Workshops

        Workshop provided for incoming freshmen to help prepare them for their first year of college.

         

        We're Hiring!

        Title Prevention and Community Outreach Specialist
        Organization PEER Services, Inc.
        Description PEER Services is a small, not-for-profit substance abuse prevention and treatment agency, with offices in Evanston and Glenview.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSThe Prevention and Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating drug prevention programs. Specifically, the Prevention and Community Outreach Specialist will:

        • Provide support to the Snowflake prevention event for middle school youth
        • Develop and implement a social marketing or social norms marketing campaign for high school youth
        • Develop educational materials and communications for parents on substance abuse prevention topics
        • Develop communications on substance abuse-related topics through various media sources, including agency newsletters, blog posts, and social media
        • Provide support to community substance abuse prevention coalitions in meeting coordination and facilitation and in developing/maintaining grassroots local support for prevention efforts
        • Work with community coalitions to ensure programs adhere to prevention best practices and/or grant funding requirements. Responsible for program/fiscal management, grant reporting, and program evaluation.
        • Collaborate with youth, school personnel, youth agency providers, and parent groups

         

        ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Attend and/or facilitate meetings
        • Plan/facilitate educational sessions for parents, teachers, and community groups
        • Attend trainings in evidence-based drug prevention strategies in Chicago, and occasionally Springfield or Champaign, Illinois or nationwide
        • Support agency-wide initiatives as assigned by agency executive director
        • Other job-related duties as assigned

         

        ABILITIES

        • Produce written materials that are articulate and appropriate for a targeted audience
        • Work collaboratively and professionally with agency staff, parents, youth, school personnel, local government, and school or community leaders
        • Strong oral and written communication skills
        • Ability to speak comfortably to small and large groups of diverse ages and backgrounds
        • Ability to work comfortably with a wide range of people, including youth, parents, and community leaders
        • Strong event planning and coordination skills
        • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
        • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Google Drive, and social media platforms
        • Work independently and meet multiple deadlines
        • Coordinate scheduling to meet program needs

        EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

        • Bachelor’s Degree required;  Master’s in Social Work, Public Health, Health Education, or related fields preferred

         

        EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

        • Graphic design or other artistic background
        • Basic knowledge of substance abuse prevention and alcohol and other drug pharmacology
        • Familiarity or experience working with schools or communities
        • Grants management experience (program and fiscal management, budgeting, reporting, etc.)

         

        This may be a part-time or full-time position.

         

        Some evening and weekend work is required.

        Access to a reliable car is required.

        NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

        Address Erin Tegge
        PEER Services
        906 Davis St.
        Evanston, IL 60201
        Fax (847) 492-0320
        Email etegge@peerservices.org
        How To Apply Please send a copy of your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to etegge@peerservices.org.

        Events

        Shining a Light on Recovery

          Thank you to all who joined us to recognize the strength of individuals living in recovery and celebrate our 41st year of delivering cutting-edge addiction prevention and treatment services to our communities. We are so grateful for your partnership.

           

          2nd Annual Charity Stair Climb

            Mark your calendars to join us Sunday, November 6th as we climb the Orrington Plaza office building to support individuals who are courageously living their lives in recovery. There are more people who die each year from accidental drug overdose than from vehicle collisions. Help us save lives by confronting stigma and stepping up for people everywhere who have struggled, and continue to struggle, with addiction.

            Orrington Plaza is a 20 story office building located in downtown Evanston. Climb the building once, or as many as five times, or simply join us to cheer on our climbers and celebrate the joy recovery brings.

            Funds raised from this event provide treatment scholarships to low-income teens and adults in need of help.

             

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            Thank you Northwestern University for being our year one sponsor!

             

             

             

            Donate

              We have a proven track record, yet we couldn’t accomplish the amazing work we do without your generous support. Each dollar you give increases our ability to change lives and helps us make a greater impact on the individuals, families, and communities we serve. The gift you give today could save a life tomorrow.




               

              Thank you to our 2016 benefit sponsors!

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              Contact Us in Evanston

              PEER Services 906 Davis Street
              Evanston, Illinois 60201

              Mon 9:00-5:00
              Tue 9:00-5:00
              Wed 9:00-5:00
              Thu 9:00-5:00
              Fri 9:00-5:00
              Sat 9:00-5:00
              847-492-1778

              Contact Us in Glenview

              PEER Services 3633 W. Lake Avenue #305
              Glenview, Illinois 60201

              Mon 9:00-5:00
              Tue 9:00-5:00
              Wed 9:00-5:00
              Thu 9:00-5:00
              Fri 9:00-5:00
              Sat 9:00-5:00
              847-657-7337

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              Our Funders

              We are grateful for our many funders, who without, our work would not be possible:

              Individual donors

              Illinois Department of Human Services

              Evanston Community Foundation

              Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club

              Evanston Mental Health Board

              Kiwanis Club of Evanston

              Maine Township

              New Trier Township

              Niles Township

              Northfield Township

              Rotary Club of Evanston

              Village of Skokie

              Woman’s Club of Evanston

              and many others!

               

              Each life we save helps strengthen a family and also our community. 

              © 2016 PEER Services

              906 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201 - 847-492-1778
              3633 W. Lake Avenue #305, Glenview IL 60026 - 847-657-7337

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