Substance Use Treatment

Care for Substance Use

The objective of the Esperanza Health Centers MAR Team is to provide well rounded care to individuals seeking help for substance use.



The MAR team believes in a person-centered approach where patients are encouraged to set their own goals and play an active role in their treatment. Under a harm reduction model, patients are provided with naloxone education, fentanyl testing kits, and other tools to reduce their risk of overdose or STI’s. By using a wide range of therapeutic tools such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and storytelling, providers help patients begin or continue their recovery journey.


Services Provided

All services can be provided in person or via telehealth

  • Medical Appointments (MAR) provided to patients who are 18 years and older only.  Our team most often works with the following medications:
    • Suboxone (Brand) / Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Generic)
    • Naltrexone
    • Vivitrol
    • Sublocade
  • Behavioral Health Appointments
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counseling Sessions
  • Case Management
  • Adolescent Services


Locations and Hours

All locations: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.colorful trees

Esperanza California
2001 S California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Esperanza Brighton Park
4700 S California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60632


Contact Us

There are three easy ways to make an appointment:

  • Text “RECOVERY” to (773) 207-3133
  • Call 773-640-5788, or
  • Contact anyone on our MAR team directly (see below) by phone, text or email:

Evelyn Delgado
Manager of MAR Program
(773) 640-5788

Nicolas Zavala
MAR Care Coordinator
(773) 584-6145

Haedy Gorostieta
MAR Care Coordinator
(773) 482-1989