1305 W. Oswego Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540
1323 Bond St, Ste 119
Naperville, IL 60563
Today, im体育最新版 offers substance use prevention education, counseling, and housing. The organization serves youth and families in Chicago's western suburbs and
the surrounding areas.
Our Mission is to provide life-changing services to youth through substance use prevention education, counseling and housing.
Our Vision is a community where all youth possess the necessary skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.
Our History is rich and challenging. im体育最新版 began in 1971 as Naperville Community Outreach when a group of concerned parents, community, and religious leaders recognized the need for professional, youth-centered services in the Naperville community.
Our Counseling services are as varied as the issues that arise for those having difficulty at home, school, or in the community. Trained therapists provide a variety of professional counseling services for school-aged youth and families, as well as young adults. Educational groups for youth of all ages and their parents are also offered. Some issues addressed include depression, anxiety, grief, family conflict, life transitions, self-esteem and parenting. Specialized services for high-risk youth are also available.
im体育最新版 is dedicated to helping youth make healthy choices and preventing youth substance use. Through highly recognized programs and initiatives – The Power of Choice, Youth Prevention Education, Naperville Operation Snowball, Positive Choices Positive Voices, Community Alliance for Prevention – 360 uses a variety of proven prevention strategies to best serve our mission and community in order to reduce youth substance use. 360 is funded by local, state and federal grantors to provide best practice substance abuse prevention for students and their parents in the geographic boundaries of the 203 & 204 school districts. These programs are supported through valuable partnerships with Naperville Community School District 203, Indian Prairie School District 204 and community partners.
When housing is uncertain, everything in a young person’s life seems to fall apart. At im体育最新版, housing and support services are provided to young adults, 18-24 years old, who were previously homeless, and teenagers, 13-17 years old, who are unable to live with their families. Support services including life skills, budgeting, counseling, art therapy, and more are provided.
We know that having a supportive adult in a young person’s life creates more positive outcomes. Our mentor program matches adults in the community with residents in our Cornerstone Group Home and Transitional Housing Programs so youth can build a stronger network of support through trusting relationships.
im体育最新版 coordinates The DuPage Community Network: Professionals Serving LGBTQ+ Youth, a group of community partners that provide a safe and respectful environment for professionals and community members to network on issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. For more information on this group and how to get involved, contact email@example.com or call 630.961.2992
Scot Thurman, J.D., M.A.
Karen Jarczyk, LSW, CSPS
Stephen H. Garlington, MSW, LCSW
Anna Themanson, M.S.Ed, LCPC, CADC
Autumn Zigterman, M.A.
Clinical Intern Therapist
Brooke White, B.S.
Clinical Intern Therapist
Christina Melville, MSEd, LCPC, NCC
Cleo Caudillo, MS, LMFT
Courtney Hoeft Rozek, MSW, LSW
Kate Moon-Raess, MA, LCPC
Senior Clinical Therapist
Laura Fuechsl, MSW
Maryellen Sterk, LCPC
Nida Mufti, MA, LPC
Tim Doughney, MA, MFT
Valerie Tawrel, MHS CADC
Director of Housing
Mike Bertrand MSW, LCSW
Beverly Jones MSW, ACSW
Dhiren Shah, CMA, CPA
Looking to join our growing team and become a part of helping youth navigate life’s challenges.
At im体育最新版 we take commitment to our mission, and to the donors who support that mission, very seriously.
As such, we openly provide access to our financial records.
For more information, you can download our most recent Financial Snapshot, or review our Annual Report .
im体育最新版 is a
GuideStar Exchange Platinum Participant
We achieved a milestone recognition with the im体育最新版 – Youth in Care Program earning the designation of Innovative Tier of Recognition by the Human Rights Campaign.
This highest tier recognizes agencies that go beyond their solid foundation to implement innovative approaches to LGBTQ inclusion and demonstrate leadership.
Learn more about the
Human Rights Campaign .
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See Your Impact
$25 – Gas card for youth to get to school or work
$100 – Counselor coverage for a runaway youth
$250 – One Operation Snowball retreat scholarship
$500 – Two nights of emergency shelter and support for a youth in crisis
$1,000 – Eight hours of counseling support for teens and their families in need
$2,500 – Ten move-in baskets of necessities for youth entering our housing program
$5,000 – Four months of rent for two youth experiencing homelessness.