Welcome to Recovering with Pride.

The Recovering with Pride program has helped people from all walks of life who want to explore or change their substance use and other life circumstances. Change is possible.

How We Work

Our dedicated team has extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. All therapists have training and backgrounds in working with substance use and mental health disorders. Our therapists are licensed social workers and psychologists who work from a variety of evidence-based, trauma-informed therapies. We partner with you in order to help you find relief in the ways you want to. Howard Brown Health is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services to provide multiple levels of outpatient substance abuse care.

Our Services

Getting Into Treatment

Call the Recovery Line at 773.388.8891 to talk to a staff member to complete a phone screen. After your phone screen, staff will recommend treatment options and inform you of next steps.

Do Not Let Financial Concerns Stop You From Calling for Help.

Howard Brown is a member of numerous mental health networks and accepts a variety of insurance plans. Howard Brown also offers discounted medical care, psychiatry, and mental health counseling to patients who are uninsured and have low income. Please speak to a staff member for further information.


Group participation is a proven method to explore and improve mental health and substance abuse concerns. Our groups are not limited to a specific substance, gender identity/presentation or sexual orientation. All are welcome. Groups are open, which mean you can join any time after completing an intake assessment. Consistent attendance is encouraged.

Common drugs of choice often discussed in groups include:

Additional Support

If you are looking for or need detoxification, inpatient care or sober living options, our team has a network of LGBTQ+ sensitive providers in the community who can help. We work with the staff at Haymarket Center, Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, and Advocate Illinois Masonic, among others, to ensure that clients receive the care they need. We encourage you to call our Recovery Line (773.388.8891) if you have questions about community resources and supports.


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