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, September 30, 2020

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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.

Sep­tem­ber 2020 Drop-In Cal­en­dar
Sep­tem­ber 2020 Drop-In Announce­ments
Sep­tem­ber 26th Friends and Fam­i­ly Movie Event: The Pur­suit of Happyness

Octo­ber 2020 Drop-In Cal­en­dar
Octo­ber 2020 Drop-In Cen­ter Announce­ments
Octo­ber 26th — 31st: Dai­ly Hal­loween Week Sur­pris­es!
Octo­ber 31st: Hal­loween 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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Par­ents and Care­givers — grab some ice cream and enjoy a day-in with tweens and teens (ages 12 – 17) to talk about alco­hol pre­ven­tion!
The dis­cus­sion will focus on cur­rent alco­hol trends, pre­ven­tion strate­gies, oppor­tu­ni­ties to share tips and net­work with oth­er fam­i­lies, and dis­cuss oth­er top­ics of con­cern affect­ing teens.

Eng­lish Event: Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 23rd from 6:00PM7:00PM
Span­ish Event: Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th from 6:00PM7:00PM

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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