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Youth Outreach Services, Inc. Northwest Youth Outreach

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment, Youth Development

Mission: Youth Outreach Services is a community-based social service agency. We work with communities, schools, local police, courts, other agencies, and community groups to provide a broad range of services to children, youth, and families on the west and northwest sides of Chicago and the near western suburbs. Our goal is to continue delivering services to at-risk youth with an emphasis on outreach. In addition, the Agency seeks to do the following: effectively understand the current and emerging needs of youth; deliver an array of programs and services of the highest quality that will meet the needs of children, youth, and their families; and provide leadership that results in cooperative action that benefits children and youth.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 William D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience at yos has been great. I have been a client here for two years now. I built positive friendships with clients, with the counselors, and turned my life around. I was up to no good, but the counselors were a big help. Especially Robert Lopez. I didn't care much about school, and I was sent here for substance abuse. They never tell you what to do with your life, or tell you what decisions to take. But they do give you options. I pushed myself to improve my life and the ones around me. I realized that I wasn't only hurting myself, and my body, but also the people around me that actually cared. To this present day, school is my priority. I am part of leadership, and women's group in the agencie in Cicero. I feel great and proud of myself. I have less problems, and better opportunities in life than before. Yos also has fun events. We go to the movies, ice skating, play sports with other agencies, and plenty more. The counselors are the greatest, they were meant to be here. I thank Robert Lopez, Sandra Guzman, Leah Colman, Jiselle Roman and Christine (her last name is pretty long) for the person that I am today. They are great individuals, although some are no longer here.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have only been going to YOS for two months, But I already love it here. The Energy is amazinngg. Everyone gets along and are so understanding.

Review from Guidestar