Behavioral Health Services For Children & Families
The Behavioral Health Services program provides school based, office based and community based services to children and youth ages 4-21 and their families on the west and south sides of Chicago. Program staff members are sensitive to all cultural values, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Services are available in English and Spanish.
What We Offer
Behavioral Health Services can meet variety of behavioral and emotional needs through a comprehensive approach to services that may include:
- Individual Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Case Management – offering connections to valuable community resources (medical providers, housing resources, and immigration resources)
Who We Serve
- Children and youth 4-21 years old
- Must have Medicaid or Managed Medicaid
School Based Mental Health
Children’s Home & Aid also provides these services through school-based mental health programming in partner elementary and high schools in Chicago’s Englewood, Wicker Park, and Humboldt Park neighborhoods. Our staff works with teachers, school staff and community-based mental health providers to improve students’ academic success by helping address any issues that may interfere with their ability to learn. Our therapists lead groups targeting issues like anger management and improving social skills.
Office Based Mental Health
Therapists also work one-on-one with students and their families through office visits at 100 N. Western Ave, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60612 (Corner of N. Western Ave and W. Lake St.) and 5958 S. Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60636 (Corner of S. Marshfield Ave and W. 60th St.).
For more information or to make a referral for school based or office based mental health, please email Susan Velazquez, LCPC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-455-5219.
Community Based Mental Health
The Family CARES Center opened in 2017 and is a community-based mental health site based at Northwestern University Settlement House. CARES serve families of the settlement and the student population at Rowe Elementary and Middle School in West Town to support them to thrive academically and throughout their lives. If you are a student or family needing services please contact Susan Velazquez, LCPC at email@example.com or call 312-455-5219.