About us

Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center provides comprehensive treatment and intervention services to adults who suffer from the disease of addiction.

For 40 years, Duane Dean Behavioral Health Center -- a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization --has been providing treatment, intervention and prevention services to adults who reside in Kankakee and Iroquois counties in east central Illinois.

Duane Dean Behavioral Center operates three core programs:

  • The Women & Children's Wellness Program: Women often avoid seeking treatment for fear of losing custody of their children. This coupled with little access to child care services, is the most significant and most frequently cited barrier among females who seek treatment. The Women and Children’s Wellness program is specifically designed to address these and other gender-specific barriers that may impede a woman’s road to recovery and an improved quality of life.
  • An Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT) program: Under medical supervision, methadone -- combined with counseling, is provided as an alternative program for persons addicted to opiates. Duane Dean is the only facility in Kankakee County and adjoining Iroquois County to the south, that provides this as an outpatient service.
  • The Criminal Justice Program: Assesses and treats if necessary, adults who are 18 years of age or older who have been mandated by the courts to seek treatment.

All three programs have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International.

Services include outreach, assessment, screenings, individual counseling, group counseling, parent training, childcare and transportation. Staff also work with local social service providers to give clients additional support for extenuating problems that might jeopardize their treatment success.