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Programs and Services

Adoption Support and Preservation

Provides home-based intervention to families formed through adoption or subsidized guardianship. Counseling, crisis intervention and 24-hour on-call assistance help address adjustment, grief/loss resolution, attachment, educational and emotional issues. This DCFS-supported program also provides therapeutic respite services, psycho-educational and support groups, workshops, and help securing resources.

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors ages 60 and older and adults with disabilities. When abuse is substantiated, interventions are planned with the victim, family and others to reduce risk of further harm.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health promotes psychological, social and emotional development through individual and family counseling and linkage with psychiatric services. Services help clients across the lifespan address problems that interfere with daily functioning.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services are provided for all ages and build on individual and family strengths, desire and capacity for change while addressing emotional, behavioral and life stress challenges. General counseling services at Evanston/Skokie are offered for adults.

Family Support and Prevention

Family Support and Prevention helps families develop the tools they need to effectively parent their children and enhance family functioning. The program focuses on families with multiple problems, helping them address core issues that impact child and family functioning. Services include counseling and case management. This home-based program is free of charge and is funded by the Mental Health Board of the City of Evanston.

Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Substance Abuse Prevention Services include prevention education in partnership with CPS to provide youth empowerment and resistance skills. The program also gives youth the opportunity to build leadership skills by participating in neighborhood data collection, drug prevention communications camptaign, drug-paraphernalia environmental scans and Drug Take Back events. The program further serves our communities by promoting the Illinois Youth Survey to capture drug and alcohol data. The goal is to provide guidance to adolescents to develop positive commitments to their communities, to encourage healthy drug-free lives, and reduce unwanted or expired prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia in the communities we serve.