Youth Outreach Services

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2411 W. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60612
United States

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Monday 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday 9 AM-5 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Youth Outreach Services (YOS) believes that every youth has the potential to find a positive path on the way to adulthood. Some just need assistance along the way to discover their strengths and learn how to make healthy decisions. We work in partnership with clients to develop skills that they will use for a lifetime.

YOS’s goal is to make sure teens and their families have the resources they need to deal with and prevent issues that stand in the way of success. We do it by focusing on the whole youth in our four program areas: Counseling, Prevention, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.

YOS provides comprehensive services across all program areas depending on clients’ needs. Our approach is always positive and proactive. We offer services and activities that promote social engagement, manage and improve negative behaviors and build self-confidence.

Services and information

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Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Illinois. To become a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide at least three references
  • Clear a physical exam
  • Maintain financial stability

Foster families must be able to provide a safe and comfortable home for a child. You must provide room for the child to have a bed and enough space for personal belongings.

Foster parents do not need to be married or have a partner. However, if married, couples must show a stable marriage of at least one year before they can foster a child in Illinois.

Foster parents need to meet a child's basic care needs, such as providing meals and clothing. Foster families must also support a foster child's education and assist them in developing social skills.

Contact the DCFS or a local licensed child-placing agency to learn more or begin the fostering approval process.

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Average user rating

5.0 / 5
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Lawrence Woznicki
Apr 28, 2022

Great place to get counseling and various social services for minor children.

Rating: 5

Lawrence Woznicki
Apr 05, 2022

Counseling and other social services by professional.
Services for male and female ages 11 thru 17.

Rating: 5