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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Counseling, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment

Mission: 360 provides life changing services to youth through preventative education, counseling and shelter

Programs: Transitional housing - these programs, based in lisle and naperville, assist homeless young adults struggling with maintaining independence and who currently have no place to reside. The apartments, with staff available seven days a week, provide a secure and supportive environment that can serve residents for a period of 6 to 24 months, with flexibility to ensure the achievement of independence. Throughout fiscal year 2014-2015, the transitional housing programs served 53 homeless youth between the 3 programs. Eighty five percent of those who were discharged from the programs had employment and obtained permanent stable housing. Thp staff continue to present to all potential referral sources in the community. Art therapy continues to be provided both individually and in groups. The response has been incredible. One hundred percent of all residents have been linked to mainstream benefits they are entitled to. Seven challenges program addressing co-occuring disorders has been fully implemented into all three programs. All the residents in each program are participating in community service monthly. One hundred percent of all residents have completed the ansell casey assessment following admission. All residents in the programs have had their educational needs met through the mckinney vento act. Form.

cornerstone - cornerstone group home is a short-term residential home for boys ages 13-17, who are unable to live with their families, many times due to an abusive situation or emotional or behavioral instability. In addition to providing a safe and welcoming place to live, the program also stresses education and offers support services such as counseling and life skills groups. Throughout fiscal year 2014-2015, cornerstone shelter housed 14 different youths providing shelter, food, clothing, hygiene, counseling (individual and group), educational support, and social support. 2,278 days of care were provided. 7,153 hours of counseling (individual and group combined) were provided to the clients of cornerstone.

counseling - the clinical department at 360 offers individual, family, couples and group therapy. The therapists on staff are licensed by the state of illinois in the disciplines of clinical professional counselors and marriage and family therapy. Therapists are trained to treat issues such as depression, grief, family conflict and relationship concerns. 360 youth services is also contracted by the department of human services to provide comprehensive community-based youth services (ccbys) to naperville, lisle, downers grove, woodridge, aurora and westmont 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The program is geared toward youth aged 11-17 that are locked out of their homes, have run away or are beyond the control of their parents. The main goal of the program is reunification. Throughout fiscal year 2014-2015 the counseling department served 595 individuals for individual, family or couples counseling, 490 phone and internet referrals were handled and 234 individuals attended presentations offered by the staff in the counseling department. Through our group programming which included wings, life workshops, aces and choices and challenges, 85 individuals were served.

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Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is no other agency like this in our community - truly committed to serving the needs of our youth. Staff have their hearts in their work and it shows!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

This agency truly lives out their mission statement.

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 1

This program is the most in disguise place I've ever seen. The employees all walk around as if this is the best place on earth. They don't care about the residents. They talk crap to them and throw it in their place that they are homeless. Be careful what information you give them. They want to basically be your location tracker just like your phone has. Beware because they are devious and might try to use your personal information to their advantage. Prison is more of a recommendation than this place. This is a sick and twisted organization. Be cautious!

Review from Guidestar