Schedule Updates

Please check our schedule for our latest van sites and drop-in hours.

Schedule

Today’s Outreach Locations

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday
Sunday
  • W. Garfield Park
    10:00AM – 12:00PM
    Madison & Keeler
    Look for the silver van
  • South Austin
    12:30PM – 2:30PM

    Pulaski & Lake
    Look for the silver van

  • North Lawndale
    5:00PM – 7:00PM
    North Lawndale Office
    3110 West Taylor
    Drop-in hours
  • South Chicago
    10:00AM – 12:00PM
    79th & South Chicago
    Look for the silver van
  • Woodlawn
    1:00PM – 3:00PM
    61st & Calumet
    Look for the silver van
  • Humboldt Park
    5:00PM – 7:00PM
    California south of North Ave
    Look for the silver van
    THIS LOCATION/TIME IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (contact us if you have questions)
  • North Lawndale
    12:00PM – 5:00PM
    North Lawndale Office
    3110 West Taylor
  • Ellis
    10:00AM – 12:00PM
    On Ellis near 131st
    Look for the silver van
  • Back of the Yards
    1:00PM – 3:00PM
    On W47th & Ashland Avenue
    Look for the silver van
  • North Lawndale
    2:00PM – 7:00PM
    North Lawndale Office
    3110 West Taylor
    Drop-in hours
    We offer spectrometer drug checking (ACDC-RT) at this site between 4:00PM and 7:00PM
  • Englewood
    4:00PM – 8:30PM
    Englewood Office
    1114 West 63rd
    Drop-in hours
  • Cicero
    7:00PM – 9:00PM
    On 16th Street, east of Cicero Avenue
    Look for the silver van
  • Grand Boulevard
    11:00AM – 1:00PM
    47th & Vincennes
    Look for the silver van
  • Little Village
    2:00PM – 4:00PM

    Cermak & Washtenaw
    Look for the silver van

  • Humboldt Park
    6:00PM – 8:00PM
    On California north of Division
    Look for the silver van
  • North Lawndale
    12:00PM – 1:30PM
    4.30PM – 5.30PM
    North Lawndale Office
    3110 West Taylor
  • Lawndale
    11:15AM – 1:15PM
    Roosevelt & Whipple
    Look for the silver van
  • Harvey
    11:15AM – 1:15PM
    E 154th St & Page Ave
    Look for the silver van
  • K-Town
    2:15PM – 4:15PM
    5th Ave & Kilpatrick Ave
    Look for the silver van
  • North Lawndale
    12pm – 5pm
    North Lawndale Office
    3110 West Taylor
  • North Lawndale
    12:00PM – 2:00PM
    North Lawndale Office
    3110 West Taylor
    Drop-in hours
  • Englewood
    1:00PM – 3:00PM
    68th Street west of Halsted
    Look for the silver van
  • Chicago and Kedzie
    4:30PM – 5:30PM
    Chicago and Kedzie encampment
    Look for the silver van
  • NorthWest Side
    6:00PM – 8:00PM
    Diversey and Kilpatrick 2 blocks East of Cicero
    Look for the silver van

Welcome to the
Chicago Recovery Alliance

The Chicago Recovery Alliance (CRA) is a racially and ethnically diverse group composed of people living with HIV and drug use, working in addiction treatment, healthcare, education, law and other assorted areas. CRA is unique as an organization in that our work entails building one-on-one relationships with individuals affected by HIV and drug use and provide them with a wide array of options for achieving any positive change as they define it for themselves. CRA is an organization for those interested in directly serving, supporting, educating and advocating with others for reducing drug related harm.

CRA: COVID19 Statement

Preventing Empty Spaces

Naloxone training video
We are very happy to be releasing the final version of our new training video on the use of injectable naloxone to reverse opioid overdose. Please check it out and share widely. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful people who participated in this project, on camera and behind the scenes.
English version
Spanish version

Schedule an
Overdose Prevention Training

Educator training, individual training, volunteer training
Do you want to implement an overdose prevention and naloxone program within your agency? We can help with staff and participant training! We prioritize trainings that involve people who use drugs- we’d love to train your staff as well as participants.

News/updates

John “Gootie” Gutenson (1960-2020)

John “Gootie” Gutenson (1960-2020)
It is with broken hearts that we announce Raymond “John” Gutenson passed peacefully this morning surrounded by his family. John started with CRA in 2000 as a volunteer, working with his best friend Dan Bigg to build out the program into what it is today. Quite literally, John helped ‘build out the program’ by building the interior of the infamous silver outreach vans, working alongside his friends Dan and Josch.

Chicago Group Piloting Overdose-Reversal Vending Machines

Chicago Group Piloting Overdose-Reversal Vending Machines
Inspired by a similar program in Las Vegas, Chicago Recovery Alliance, a non-profit harm reduction organization who provide syringe exchange and overdose prevention services, had been toying with the idea of putting up vending machines offering naloxone and safer use supplies for a long time. Dan Bigg, the alliance’s founder, used to talk about it regularly before his death in 2018, according to Karen Bigg, Chicago Recovery Alliance’s director of community relationships.

 
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Chicago Recovery Alliance
Services

CRA provides a wide array of services to people who want to reduce drug-related harm in their lives and in their communities. Our staff and volunteers are well-training and experienced in assisting in the achievement of any positive change as defined by the individuals with whom we engage.
Services are provided seven days a week, nearly every day of the year, at our many different outreach and drop-in locations. If you’re seeking positive change and assistance in reducing drug-related harm, we’re here to help!

Where are we today?

Van and outreach locations for  
CRA Newsletter
Chicago Recovery Alliance
3110 West Taylor Street
Chicago IL 60612
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