Clinical Agencies

Following is a list of local agencies that offer clinical experience for College of DuPage students. For more information, contact a faculty advisor.

Select an agency for more information: 


Alexian Brothers Behavioral Hospital 
8333 S. Austin Ave. 
Burbank, IL 60459 
Contact: Linda Lewoniak, Clinical Director Chemical Dependency Services 
(847) 882-1600 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: 
Provide a complete array of behavioral health services, from prevention and early intervention to treatment and aftercare. Mission is to help individuals of all ages learn practical ways to manage mental health and substance abuse problems.

Breaking Free 
250 W. Downers Place 
Aurora, IL 60506 
(630) 859-0670 
Web Site:

Brighton Gardens Senior Living Services 
831 E Butterfield Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187 
Contact: Cara Hoffman, Activities Director 
(630) 681-1234 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: 
Sunrise Senior Living is the nation's largest provider of senior living services, with 440 communities and more than 52,000 residents in locations throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany. Services include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care, Nursing and Rehabilitative Care, Hospice, Home Care and Short-Term Stays.  

Clearbrook Center 
2800W Central Road 
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 
Contact: Robin Johnson  
(847) 870-7711 (resumes) 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: 
A northern Illinois-based non-profit human service agency, Clearbrook is a leader, innovator and advocate in the field of developmental disabilities. Clearbrook provides cutting-edge, individualized support that meets the special needs of young children with developmental delays. The agency offers a truly a collaborative approach, where family members participate in the process from inception to completion. Clearbrook currently serves nearly 80 communities from more than 40 locations in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of DuPage 
505 N. County Farm Road, Third Floor, Suite C 
Wheaton, IL 60187 
Contact: Kay Hedeen 
(630) 221-0889 
Web Site:   
Description of Organization/Services: 
The mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. CASA currently has a network of more than 50,000 volunteers that serve 225,000 abused and neglected children through 900-plus local program offices nationwide. CASA advocates, also known as volunteer guardians ad litem in some jurisdictions, are appointed members of the court. Judges rely on the information these trusted advocates present.

DuPage County Health Department 
111 N. County Farm Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187 
Contact: Wendy Lashman 
(630) 682-7400, ext. 7027 
Web Site:   
Description of Organization/Services: The DuPage County Health Department promotes physical and emotional health; prevents illness, injury and disability; protects residents’ health from environmental risk factors; and strives to assure the provision of accessible quality health services.

Edward Hospital Association - Linden Oaks 
801 S. Washington St. 
Naperville, IL 60540 
Contact: Jane in Human Resources 
(630) 527-3000 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: Specializes in eating disorders, alcoholism, depression, self injury and anxiety. Also provides care for older adults, with geriatric services for men and women age 60 and older.

Family Shelter Services 
P.O. Box 646 
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 
Contact: Director of Volunteers 
(630) 221-8290 
Web Site:   
Description of Organization/Services: We provide many services for victims of domestic violence. We provide individual and group counseling, court advocacy and services, shelter, hotline, teen services, children's services and Latina services.

Gateway Foundation 
1641 Stonebridge Trail 
Wheaton, IL 60187 
Contact: Blair Bankin 
(630) 682-7840 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: Gateway Foundation provides effective drug and alcohol abuse treatment in community-based and corrections settings for people without financial resources. Each year, Gateway Foundation helps more than 27,000 adults and adolescent clients build and maintain productive, socially responsible and healthy lives

Healthcare Alternative Systems (HAS) 
799 Roosevelt Road, No. 6-315 
Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137 
(630) 942-9720 
Web Site: 
Intensive outpatient treatment

2221 W. 64th St. 
Woodridge, IL 
(630) 968-6477 
Adult and adolescent residential treatment and outpatient treatment

Lifelink/Bensenville Home Society 
303 E. Washington St. 
Bensenville IL 60106 
Contact: Jane Smaza 
(630) 521-8070 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: Lifelink is a multi-faceted health and human service organization that provides a range of services to children, families and the aging throughout Illinois, and in Florida and Missouri. Services for the elderly include rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, independent living, affordable housing, home care and Alzheimer’s at-home care. Services for children and families include foster care, Head Start, international adoption, Healthy Families DuPage and Latino Family Services.

Little Friends, Inc. 
140 N. Wright St. 
Naperville, IL 60540 
Contact: John Lee 
(630) 852-7520 
Web Site:    
Description of Organization/Services: Little Friends, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults with developmental, emotional or behavioral disabilities. Based in Naperville, Ill., Little Friends operates 14 programs, including early intervention, alternative schools, family support, vocational training and community-based residential services for residents in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and western Cook counties.

Loretto Hospital 
645S Central Ave. 
Chicago IL 60644 
Contact: Program Director 
Web Site:     
Description of Organization/Services: Loretto Hospital is a not-for-profit community based health care organization providing quality patient care and services. A partner with the Austin Community, Loretto Hospital is committed to promoting wellness, education and diversity in a wholistic and safe environment. Provides inpatient and outpatient services, as well as substance abuse services.

Marianjoy Hospital and Clinic 
26W171 Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton IL 60189 
Contact: Nancy Cutler, Vice President, Inpatient Operations 
(630) 462-4000 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: Provides rehabilitative services for patients and their families, including psychological support needed as the patient and family members adjust to the patient’s illness or injury. Marianjoy's goal is to help patients and their families return to the lifestyle they enjoyed before an illness or injury. To meet this goal, Marianjoy provides a dedicated team of experienced professionals, including a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a rehabilitation nurse, a resident, as well as a physical therapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist. Depending on your circumstances, the team may also include a psychologist, dietician, therapeutic recreation specialist, or a chaplain.

Marian Park Apartments (In conjunction w/Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital) 
2126 W. Roosevelt Road 
Wheaton, IL 60189 
Contact: Robyn Gerdene 
(630) 665-9100

Phillips Center for Children 
164 S. Prairie Ave. 
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 
Contact: Irene Kasnicka 
(630) 529-2871 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: Phillips Center for Children initiated a program to reduce HIV transmission among infected pregnant women to their unborn child. Provides dignity and healing for children, families and individuals who face overwhelming challenges like child abuse, HIV/AIDS, sexual trauma and developmental disabilities.

Ray Graham Association 
442 W. Fullerton Road 
Elmhurst, IL 60126 
Contact: Kim Zoeller 
(630) 993-0155 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: A nonprofit organization that provides a broad array of services and support to more than 2,300 children and adults with disabilities, including mental retardation, cerebral palsy and autism. Services include vocation, respite, educational, recreational and residential programs.

Serenity House 
891 S. Route 53 
Addison, IL 60101 
(630) 620-6616 
Web Site: 
Outpatient treatment and halfway house care for men and women.

1776 Moon Lake Blvd. 
Hoffman Estates, IL 60194 
(847) 882-4181 
Web Site: 
Residential and outpatient treatment for men and women

Stepping Stones 
1621 Theodore St. 
Joliet, IL 60435 
(815) 744-4555 
Web Site: 
Residential, halfway house, and outpatient treatment for men and women

799 Roosevelt Road 
Bldg. 6, Suite 2 
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 
(630) 858-7400 
Web Site: 
Case management coordination between criminal justice system and treatment

Volunteer Center of DuPage 
421 N. County Farm Road 
Wheaton, IL 60187 
Contact: Program Director 
(847) 228-1320 
Web Site: 
Description of Organization/Services: A nonprofit organization that provides support, leadership and guidance in initiating and promoting volunteerism. At any given time, Volunteer Center of DuPage maintains a database of 300-plus volunteer opportunities across a wide spectrum of social service outreach programs. We work in partnership with 140-plus area social service agencies and schools, and place between 10,000 and 12,000 volunteers each year. We serve the north and northwest suburbs of Cook County as well as northern DuPage County.

739 Roosevelt Road 
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 
(630) 790-6600 ext. 458 
Web Site: 
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Its mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. They provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate in Congress for women’s rights and civil rights.

Contact Information

Jason Florin, MHS, CAADC, MISA I, SAP, Associate Professor, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603C, (630) 942-2043

Andrea Polites, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP, CADC
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603B, (630) 942-2103

Julie Trytek, LCPC, CADC, Instructor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) 2603B, (630) 942-2328

Carrie Bills, M.S., Human Services Program Advisor, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2603, (630) 942-3248

Human Services Adjunct Faculty

Health and Sciences Division

Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2010