Ms. Hardin Earl preceded to build enduring substance abuse treatment relation- ships, expanded her knowledge of women’s issues, and continued to pursue education credentials needed to advance her dream of owning a recovery home for recently incarcerated women. The transition from counseling professional to service provider began in 2002. That year Hardin House Women’s Chicago Recovery Homes was born. She earned a Master of Health Sciences Degree in April of 2000. Today, the 14-bed 2 storied Hardin House women’s recovery home has provided shelter and strategies to over 1,000 females wanting to sustain their recovery from drugs or alcohol. This edifice of sustainability still stands and continues to be an outstanding jewel in her recovery/treatment portfolio. She opened her second location for women in 2015. This 10-bed home primarily serves newly paroled women from IDOC with stipulations multiple mandatory supervised released stipulations including electronic monitoring. Ms. Hardin Earl opened Hardin House Men’s Transitional Living Residence in 2007. The Chicago based facility is also located on the Southside. It services approximately 1200 men per year.
Ms. Hardin Earl opened Drexel Counseling Services in 2007 to service the Level I & Level II treatment, and methadone maintenance needs for the surrounding addiction community
Ms. Hardin Earl has provided oversight to several treatment and recovery programs which is her passion. Her goal is to provide opportunities for substance dependant individuals in Cook County. She believes in helping to return these individuals to a normal state of physical and mental well-being, so they can live a clean and sober lifestyle. Her Agency, Drexel Counseling Services, Incorporated, is CARF certified and SUPR funded (formally DASA). Her full-time staff consists of 3 Physicians, 2 RN’s, 6 rotating part-time LPN’s, 12 Counselors, 3 House Managers, over a half dozen support and administration employees including an Office Manager, Human Resources Manager, and various other staff members completing the DCS/ HH/ AMH, Inc employment force.