Notice of Cybersecurity Incident


Why We Walk — Sto­ries from our Hus­tle For Health 5K

Fer­nan­da’s Story

Fernanda Blog

As Fer­nan­da was slow­ing down after an injury, she found it hard­er to take care of her­self and her home. After dis­cussing some options with her doc­tor, they pro­vid­ed her with KYC’s infor­ma­tion. After con­nect­ing with KYC’s old­er adult ser­vices, Fer­nan­da was able to receive in-home care like a clean­ing ser­vice to sup­port the main­te­nance of her home. She also receives home deliv­ered meals to sup­port her aging safe­ly in place. Fernanda’s care coor­di­na­tor con­nect­ed her with one of KYC’s SHIP vol­un­teers to ensure she was receiv­ing the most out of her Medicare benefits.

Jon­ah’s Story

Jonah Blog

Jon­ah fre­quent­ly spent time in in-patient care because they strug­gled with bipo­lar dis­or­der. Jon­ah was recent­ly tran­si­tion­ing from an in-patient facil­i­ty to per­ma­nent sup­port­ive hous­ing with the help of KYC’s care team. Jon­ah was able to receive the skills to devel­op inde­pen­dent liv­ing while being sup­port­ed in their men­tal health jour­ney. They also learned about addi­tion­al ser­vices like the Drop-In Cen­ter and Inten­sive Recov­ery Group Ser­vices to strength­en the skills they have to suc­ceed and feel confident.

Pop­py’s Story

Poppy Blog

Pop­py was an out­go­ing stu­dent and in many clubs and sports. She often enjoyed many extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties and spend­ing time with her fam­i­ly and friends. Recent­ly, her par­ents noticed she had become with­drawn. Despite usu­al­ly being engaged and active, it became dif­fi­cult for her since she was strug­gling with depres­sion and social anx­i­ety. Pop­py’s par­ents reached out to KYC, where they were able to be con­nect­ed with Child and Ado­les­cent ther­a­py and Behav­ioral Sup­port Men­tor­ing to build her con­fi­dence in the skills and tools she learned in therapy. 

There are many rea­sons why we walk. Whether it is to sup­port our youth pre­ven­tion pro­gram­ming, pro­vide seniors nutri­tious Home Deliv­ered Meals, or ensur­ing our com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers have access to the care they need, when they need it most — your care makes a tremen­dous impact and pro­vides inno­v­a­tive solu­tions for the health of our community! 

We invite you to join in on this year’s Olympic-sized cel­e­bra­tion! The Hus­tle For Health 5K will take place on Sat­ur­day, June 22nd at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Vil­lage where our par­tic­i­pants will gath­er for a fam­i­ly-friend­ly fun run” event. To learn more about our 5K and how you can join, click here!

Previous Article Next Article
You're Not Alone

5.7 million
Amer­i­cans expe­ri­ence a men­tal health dis­or­der in a giv­en year.

Get Involved

How You Can Help

Keep up to date with KYC!

Get the latest Kenneth Young Center news and insights emailed to you each month. Just complete the form below to subscribe.