Youth Crossroads, Inc. provides individual and group counseling services that help young people develop the skills and confidence to achieve success in school, at home and in their community. All services are free of charge for youth in our service area and are provided in English and in Spanish.
School-Based Counseling Services (SBC) provide high school and middle school students with individual counseling and group support programs during the school day to help deal with anger, trauma, and other issues that cause academic under-performance and social/emotional instability. Students are referred to SBC services by school personnel, parents and other community organizations. (Click for more info)
Youth Crossroads is continually adapting our Counseling and Support Services to better meet the needs of local youth and their families. We now have our counselors in area schools:
- Morton West High School, Berwyn
- Morton East High School, Cicero
- Morton Freshmen Center
- Lincoln Middle School
Crisis Response and Prevention Services
When a youth has run away, refuses to return home, or has been locked out of their home by a parent or guardian, Youth Crossroads is there to help.
Our staff responds in person to local schools and police departments in a timely manner to help families begin to address the current crisis with the goal of returning the youth home.
A crisis situation is defined as a youth who has (1) run away and is refusing to return home, (2) been locked out of their home by their parent or legal guardian, or (3) is reported to police as being ungovernable. A Crisis Counselor is available 24 hours / 365 days a year to respond in these situations when other options have been exhausted. The goal of Youth Crossroads’ crisis response services is to reunify the youth with his / her family when it is appropriate and help stabilize the immediate crisis which caused the situation to occur. (Click for more info)
Community Outreach Education
Youth Crossroads’ workshops are available upon request to school districts, community organizations, police departments and business groups on a wide variety of topics related to youth and family development. Some examples include trauma training for police, school counselors, teachers and administrators; bullying prevention, child development, healthy family communications, discipline, and understanding the effects of trauma on healthy development.