Phase 2 of the CADC Workforce Expansion Program is officially underway!

Our goal to those interested in participating is to address barriers related to education, skills and experience needed in entering the workforce in Illinois and obtaining your CADC credential. This phase will provide students with wraparound supports such as scholarships, internships stipends and other services for students to overcome barriers along the way. To be eligible for the program, you must be enrolled in an ATP (Accredited Training Program) that is a CADC Workforce Expansion Program (see the 8 schools listed below), must pursue a CADC credential and agree to a 2-year employment period within in an Illinois SUPR-licensed/SUPR-funded prevention, treatment, harm-reduction, or recovery organization. It will be required to sign an affidavit in agreement to these terms.

Please see below for wraparound services available through this program, while funds last and identified as available for you by your school.

Wraparound Services

For full details on the below services, please discuss with your school’s representative for the CADC Workforce Expansion Program

  • Tuition Payments

  • Internship Stipends

  • CADC Application, Examination & Certification Fees

  • Laptop & ATP-required Textbook Reimbursement

  • Transportation Reimbursement

  • Childcare Reimbursement

  • Graduate Placement Support

  • Student Support Services

  • Legal Support Services


Phase 2 Participating ATP Schools

Aurora University
Aurora, Illinois
Laura Donavon

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, Illinois
Maureen Keeshin

College of Lake County
Grayslake, Illinois
Stephanie Gray

Governors State University
University Park, Illinois
Nancy Burley

Kennedy-King College
Chicago, Illinois
Jacqueline Graham-Sylvestal

Loyola University
Chicago, Illinois
Marcy Wilroy

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois
Jane Nichols

University of St. Francis
Joliet, Illinois
Lawrence Dunbar