We believe — Togeth­er We Thrive.

Through men­tal health ser­vices, youth empow­er­ment pro­grams, and care for old­er adults, KYC is here to serve our community.

Call now: 847.524.8800

Cel­e­brat­ing 50 Years of Service

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter has been serv­ing our com­mu­ni­ty for 50 years and we look for­ward to hon­or­ing this mile­stone togeth­er through the Hus­tle for Health 5K Run/​Walk!

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Mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in peo­ple’s lives.

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter is a safe­ty net for our neigh­bors in need. We respect­ful­ly serve the most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in our area, those cop­ing with men­tal ill­ness and old­er adults deal­ing with life’s dif­fi­cult transitions.

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Our Team is Growing!

KYC is look­ing for com­pas­sion­ate pro­fes­sion­als to join our team! Posi­tions are avail­able across the orga­ni­za­tion as we look for new team­mates to help serve our community. 

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Encour­ag­ing young peo­ple to make healthy choices.

Our Pos­i­tive Youth Devel­op­ment pro­gram helps youth ages 10 – 17 through edu­ca­tion and aware­ness of health issues, com­mu­ni­ty col­lab­o­ra­tion, and sub­stance abuse prevention.

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Vis­it the Ken­neth Young Cen­ter Logo Shop!

Shop the Ken­neth Young Cen­ter Logo Shop, a vir­tu­al store fea­tur­ing KYC-brand­ed appar­el and gifts.

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Help­ing old­er adults stay in their homes longer.

We offer ser­vices and resources to help old­er adults and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties main­tain their dig­ni­ty and inde­pen­dence in the community.

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Pro­vid­ing the qual­i­ty care our clients deserve.

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter is proud to announce its 2019 re-accred­i­ta­tion by The Joint Com­mis­sion for anoth­er three years. The Joint Com­mis­sion is well-known as the most strin­gent pro­fes­sion­al health­care accred­i­ta­tion body, sur­vey­ing near­ly 21,000 hos­pi­tal net­works and med­ical facil­i­ties nationwide.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

5K Kickoff Event and Prize Pickup Day

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Caring for the Caregivers: One Couple's Story

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Program Spotlight: Behavioral Support Services in the Time of COVID-19

Drop-In Center

Our Mount Prospect Drop-In Cen­ter fea­tures peer-led activ­i­ties for adults with men­tal ill­ness. The Drop-In Cen­ter offers a safe, inclu­sive envi­ron­ment for all peo­ple to learn and grow. Learn more.

June 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Cal­en­dar
June 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Announce­ments
June 26, 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Fam­i­ly and Friends Day: Hus­tle for Health 5K


July 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Cal­en­dar
July 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Announce­ments
July 4th & 5th Dou­ble BBQ Event
July 31, 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Friends and Fam­i­ly Day

If a guest would like peer sup­port, call 8476212040 ext. 117 and leave your name and phone num­ber. A Drop-In Staff mem­ber will call back Mon­day thru Friday.

Please feel free to con­tact your Drop-In Team at 8476212040 ext. 117.

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Inter­est­ed in under­stand­ing KYC’s scope of services? 

Check out our one-page fly­er in Eng­lish or Span­ish for more information. 

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Are you inter­est­ed in join­ing our Com­mu­ni­ties for Pos­i­tive Youth Devel­op­ment Coali­tion? See how you can sup­port young peo­ple through evi­dence-based pre­ven­tion pro­grams: https://​www​.cpy​d​coali​tion​.org/.

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of us will expe­ri­ence some form of men­tal ill­ness in our lifetime

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—John F. Kennedy

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