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340 East 51st Street, Chicago, IL, USA

HRDI, a subsidiary of Friend Health s a community behavioral health center that provides a comprehensive array of prevention, intervention and treatment services to address various mental health, substance use, and community health concerns.


HRDI was founded by Dr. C. Vincent Bakeman and Doris M. Lomax, partially in response to a lack of adequate and  culturally appropriate treatment options on the south side of Chicago.


Anchored on Chicago’s South Side, HRDI clinics have provided support to underserved communities since 1974. We use evidenced based (as well as  evidenced informed) models of care to empower individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of life, regardless of their ability to pay.


Recognizing the importance of treating the whole person, and the need to integrate behavioral and primary health care, to better serve communities’ health needs, Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. merged with Friend Family Health Center in December 2017, as a subsidiary. In May 2019 the merged entity rebranded as Friend Health, and HRDI, a subsidiary of Friend Health respectively.