Way Back Inn, Inc.

Rebuilding lives

Maywood, IL   |  www.waybackinn.org

Mission

The mission of The Way Back Inn is to rebuild lives damaged by addiction in a personalized healing environment.

Ruling year info

1975

Executive Director

Ms Anita Pindiur

Main address

104 Oak St.

Maywood, IL 60153 USA

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EIN

51-0138232

NTEE code info

Half-Way House (Short-Term Residential Care) (P72)

Half-Way House (Short-Term Residential Care) (P72)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Way Back Inn helps people recover from an addiction to alcohol, chemical substances (such as opioids), and gambling. In Northern Illinois, 9.2% of people have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, 5% have a gambling use disorder, 6.1% have had a major depressive episode, and opioid use disorder continues to rise. The opioid, alcohol, gambling, and mental health crises are interrelated because a high percentage of people cope with symptoms of untreated mental health conditions by using substances such as drugs or alcohol. Only 10.8% of those who need treatment actually receive it at a specialty facility, and for those who are under-insured, the percentage is even smaller. This persistent shortfall leaves the majority of those under-served individuals without access to treatment or other resources essential to recovery.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Extended Residential Care

Our core program is the Extended Residential Care program, where we provide a much needed residential setting where participants receive personalized addiction therapy, stress reduction training, nutritional guidance, and financial management training. Each participant lives in one of our Extended Residential Care facilities from 90 days to one year, and approximately 64% have successfully achieved sobriety after going through our program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Substance abusers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Extended Residential Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

An important part of our treatment is that each participant receives personalized mental health care.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Extended Residential Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each participant receives personalized counseling, as well as group counseling.

Number of clients in residential care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Extended Residential Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our participants live in one of our residential facilities from 90 days up to one year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our primary goal for each participant is a sustained, long-term recovery from their addiction. This includes a re-engagement with employment, and a healing of the relationship with their family. Addiction to alcohol, chemical substances, and gambling can have terrible effects on the person, their family, and the community. Our experience tells us that a significant percentage of people with these issues can be helped to become valuable members of society again.
Since its founding in 1974, the purpose of Way Back Inn was to help individuals overcome their addiction to alcohol, chemical substances, or gambling. We have four residential treatment homes, and thousands of people have been helped with the support of our dedicated and highly trained staff.
Way Back Inn has always been especially interested in helping those who were most needy in the community. 90% of the participants who come to Way Back Inn have no insurance, or are on Medicaid, and are lower-income individuals, at or below the Poverty level. Many are Veterans. Most have no other place to turn, and many have been homeless before coming to Way Back Inn. Way Back Inn is committed to providing a valuable life-changing experience for these individuals.
Way Back Inn is an important member of the local community, and part of our purpose is to work closely with many local businesses both to educate them about these addictions, and to help their workers who may benefit from our assistance.

Way Back Inn provides several programs that address vital aspects of the recovery process, which provide a continuum of services that helps lead to successful outcomes. Our services include an Intensive Outpatient Program, an Extended Residential Care Program, a Gambling Outpatient Program, DUI Services, a Family Program, Specialty Court Programs, an Anger Management Program, a Stress Management Program, and a Continuing Care Program. This complete package of services has been developed and continually improved since we began in 1974. Thousands of participants have benefited from our programs, and have gone on to lead re-built and successful lives.

The highly qualified staff of Way Back Inn have advanced degrees in mental health and addictions counseling. Way Back Inn programs are licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. We are accredited by CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). We have four residential treatment homes located in the near west suburbs of Chicago, where we serve approximately 180 people per year.

Since our founding in 1974, Way Back Inn has helped thousands of people overcome their alcohol, chemical substance, or gambling addictions. Our primary goal for each participant is a sustained, long-term recovery from their addiction. Under the guidance of our highly trained staff, approximately 64% of the people who participate in our program have successfully achieved sobriety by the end of the program, and have once again become productive members of the community. This includes a re-engagement with employment, and a healing of the relationship with their family.
The need for our services is great. The Chicago area has one of the largest populations of people with these addictions, and we are one of just a few organizations that help people with no insurance. We are able to treat approximately 180 people per year, but with increased resources, we could serve many more.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Way Back Inn, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dagmar Porcelli


Board co-chair

Christopher Rich

Terry Mahoney

Terry Herbstritt

PACCT Learning Center

Meg Larson

Brennan & Clark

Raymond Soucek

Mark Talluto

Blue Cross Blue Shield

James Labuda

Louis Vitullo

Pat Carroll

Isiah Brandon

Maywood Trustee

Dagmar Porcelli

ASG Staffing

Christopher Rich

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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