Cel­e­brat­ing 50 Years of Service

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter cel­e­brat­ed 50 years of serv­ing our com­mu­ni­ties in Novem­ber 2020. We look for­ward to hon­or­ing 50 years of build­ing health­i­er com­mu­ni­ties togeth­er with all those who helped us achieve this incred­i­ble milestone.

We’re still here to sup­port you.

Our pro­grams are still serv­ing clients by phone dur­ing COVID-19. Ther­a­py, senior ser­vices, sub­stance mis­use sup­ports, and more are still avail­able. Call us at (847) 5248800.

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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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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Virtual CPYD Coalition Meeting

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Saint Viator Students and Alumni Team Up to Spread Love for Valentine’s Day

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KYC Receives $99,960 Grant from the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation

Drop-In Center

KYC is con­tin­u­al­ly mon­i­tor­ing COVID-19 lev­els in our com­mu­ni­ty for the health and safe­ty of Drop-In guests and staff. At this time, ser­vices are avail­able vir­tu­al­ly through March 1st.

Feb­ru­ary 2021 Vir­tu­al Drop-In Cen­ter Cal­en­dar
Feb­ru­ary 2021 Vir­tu­al Drop-In Cen­ter Announce­ments
March 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Cal­en­dar
March 2021 Drop-In Cen­ter Announce­ments
March 27, 2021 Drop-In Friends and Fam­i­ly Event

Dur­ing Feb­ru­ary, the staff at the Drop-In Cen­ter will do every­thing they can to sup­port you.

  • Mon­day through Fri­day at 1:00 PM we will have a dai­ly con­fer­ence call for sup­port, edu­ca­tion, and fun. All Drop-In guests are invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in that con­fer­ence call. Just call in to the num­ber 7172758940. You will be prompt­ed to give your name and a code num­ber. The code num­ber is 9580835.

  • If you would like to be called week­ly by one of the Drop-In Staff, just let us know. One of our team mem­bers will call you week­ly to check in on you and see how you are doing and to chat with you briefly. The calls you receive will be from a No Caller ID.” Please answer these calls.
  • If you require peer coun­sel­ing at any time, please call 8476212040 Ext 117. Leave a mes­sage with your name, num­ber, and state the fact that you need some peer coun­sel­ing. Matt or Tom will call you back with­in two busi­ness days. These mes­sages will not be checked on weekends.

Again, the calls you receive will be from a No Caller ID.” Please answer these calls.

The Drop-In Team tru­ly regrets that this deci­sion had to be made, but it is for the safe­ty and well-being of our guests and the Drop-In Team. Please con­tin­ue to make safe deci­sions at home and in the community.


The Drop-In Team

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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. 


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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