Submitted by Family Service
On Thursday, October 4, Family Service will open a new, fee-free youth and family counseling program at CROYA. Called “GROW” (Guidance, Resources & Options for Wellness), the program will offer individual sessions of youth and family counseling and a weekly youth and/or family support group.
GROW will focus on addressing depression, self esteem and relationship issues; improving coping skills; and developing positive solutions to life challenges. Individual sessions and the support group will be led by a licensed clinician of Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling NFP. To find out more about these fee-free services, please call 847-810-3980.
GROW is made possible by funding from the Buchanan Family Fund and the Jean Youngs Baddeley Fund of North Shore United Way.
Family Service, founded in 1930, also serves the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff community with a Senior Advocate at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center, caregiver services at its Caregiver Resource Center, and counseling for all ages at its office in Highland Park.
The agency also offers Latino educational and support services at Nuestro Center in Highwood, where many Lake Forest and Lake Bluff students and adults serve as volunteer tutors, and in ptograms at Northwood Junior High School and Highland Park High School in Highland Park.
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff are two of 62 communities across Lake and northern Cook Countieswhere over 7,000 residents benefit from Family Service’s senior and caregiver services, counseling services, and Latino support. Additional information about Family Service may be obtained at 847-432-4981 or at www.famservice.org.