Our comprehensive program consists of key elements such as needs assessment, life skills planning, targeted case management, concrete support, education in self-sufficiency, linkages to community resources, suicide prevention education, social change, and equity.

The goal of our Youth Services Program (ages 16-26) is to offer free specialized and age- appropriate supportive case management to underserved and unserved Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) with the purpose of assisting with employment, education, and life skills goals. By engaging in comprehensive collaborations and continuously seeking feedback, the program aspires to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of our youth. Whether you need help securing a job, enrolling in college, or developing important life skills, our program is committed to providing the necessary tools and resources to help our you succeed! We believe that investing in our youth is investing in the future of our communities, and we are proud to be a part of their journey towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.


Compassionate mental health supportive services are provided for teens, including counseling and coping strategies. These services are offered in a safe and non-judgmental environment, empowering teens to navigate challenges and thrive.


This program includes weekly workshop meetings aimed at supporting Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) in pursuing their educational and employment goals. Skills aid participants in transitioning into adulthood with a self-determined plan.


Assistance is provided in obtaining essential identification (e.g., SSN, birth certificate, and driver’s license). Additionally, we offer help in applying for benefits and provide personalized employment planning for job readiness.


We provide a wide array of resources and linkages for teens including: needs assessment, targeted case management, community resource connections, concrete support, social change initiatives, and suicide prevention education.


Transitional Age Youth ages 16-26 must meet ONE or more of the following criteria:

  • Victim of a crime
  • At-Risk for homelessness
  • Substance abuse history
  • Mental health history
  • Survivor of childhood trauma
  • Long term institutional care
  • Juvenile justice system history
  • Aging out of DCFS*
  • Survivor of domestic violence

*Department of Children and Family Services


The Pathways to Employment program aims to improve self-esteem and autonomy. The evidence based independent living skills curriculum assists in preparing participants with the transition into adulthood with a self-determined plan.