Launch Your Career

Clin­i­cal intern­ship appli­ca­tions are open through Jan­u­ary 31, 2023. Psy­chol­o­gy, coun­sel­ing, and social work stu­dents are invit­ed to apply to one of five direct-ser­vice intern­ship opportunities.

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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

Join Our Team

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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Thrive with Pride

KYC is com­mit­ted to empow­er­ing all peo­ple to learn and grow with us. Check out the work of our LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adult Center!

LGBTQ+ Center

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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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 2022 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, February 2, 2023

Supervisor Training for Mental Health Professionals: Day Two

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Celebrating a Record-Setting Adopt A Family Season

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2022 Subaru Share the Love Event

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.

January 2023 Drop In Calendar


Jan­u­ary 2023 Drop-In Cen­ter Cal­en­dar
Jan­u­ary 2023 Drop-In Cen­ter Announce­ments
Jan­u­ary 28, 2023 Drop-In Cen­ter Friends and Fam­i­ly Event

Feb­ru­ary 2023 Drop-In Cen­ter Cal­en­dar
Feb­ru­ary 2023 Drop-In Cen­ter Announce­ments
Feb­ru­ary 25, 2023 Drop-In Cen­ter Fam­i­ly and Friends 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/.

You're Not Alone

50%
of cas­es of men­tal ill­ness begin by age 14.

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