While working as an Alcohol & Drug
Counselor at an extended residential treatment facility, our founding
president, Jeff Gilbert, witnessed many of the same individuals bounce
back and forth from the streets, to jails, to institutions and back
to treatment. Some ended up in prisons, while others languished on
long waiting lists for a residential bed, and others died before they
could return to treatment. Those who successfully completed short-term,
highly-structured programs were often sent to transitional housing
with virtually no structure or supportive services. A facility providing
the appropriate level of care for this population simply did not exist.
Jeff, his wife Janet, and Jeff's mother, Carolyn Duetsch, opened Hope for Tomorrow, Inc. to fill this
void in the Continuum of Care.
Tomorrow is licensed through the Illinois Department of Human
Services, Division of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (DASA) and is a
member of the Illinois Association of Extended Care (IAEC).