Mentoring Program

As a part of your community for over 40 years, Youth and Family Services is committed to programming that supports the emotional and mental health of children, parents and families. We provide parent education, after-school programs and high quality counseling services. 

Upcoming events...

Articles & Podcasts
Demystifying the Teen Brain-- 2/4/16
Everyday Tips for Dealing with ADHD
Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Teens

FNA Pool Party
June 16th
Friday, June 16th --- 7:15-8:45 pm
Gurnee Aquatic Center
All 2016-2017 FNA Members are invited to attend this event. This event is only open to 2016-2017 FNA Members or students entering grade 6-8 that wish to register for 2017-2018 FNA (registration table at the event--no online registration). Food will be available for purchase at the event. Chaperones are not needed for this event.

This event is supervised by Youth Services and Gurnee Park District staff. This is a private event and Aquatic Center Season Passes are not accepted. There are no rain dates for this event if cancelled due to weather conditions. The Pool Party may be cancelled if the weather is not safe or comfortable for the kids to enjoy the event.

Youth Services Welcome...

Meetings at Youth Services start in 2017

Youth Services is very happy to host  the northern Lake County Children and Adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Distorder meeting at our office. Click to learn more about this great orginization and meetings.

Do you need help for yourself or a friend?
Text  LAKECO to 844-823-5323
Text-A-Tip  is  24/7    365     Anonymous
Text-A-Tip is a crisis helpline that youth can use to communicate with a licensed clinician about concerns about themselves or a friend.
Download the Text-A-Tip App
Go to your App Store and download "Lake County Help"
Same Help, Easier Access

View the Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression
Teen Depression Screening
Erika's Lighthouse offeres a self-report depression screener for teens who think they may have depression. For the tool or more info, please click button.
Many parents don't know the signs of depression. Erika's Lighthouse provides a great resource designed to help parents know what's going on with their child, find the right treatment, deal with the schools, negotiate insurance issues and other valuable tools.
Click to Download PDF
This will open from the Erika's Lighthouse website