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Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS)

Our CCBYS program aims to divert youth from the juvenile justice and the child welfare systems. OHU staff work closely with local schools and community agencies to maximize resources available to at-risk youth. The program provides 24-hour crisis responses to homeless, runaway, and “locked out” youth who are between the ages of 11-17. 

Short-term outreach-based counseling is available to families in the community where youth are at risk of out-of-home placement. 


We Offer

Who is Eligible?

Families with youth ages 11 – 17 years old who:

Youth may not be wards of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). 

Coverage area includes the following counties: Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Hamilton, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and Wayne, or Warren Township and Benton Township in Lake County.

Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services

This is no cost to families in the program. 

We accept self-referrals and referrals from schools, police, juvenile courts, DCFS, community and neighborhood organizations, and other social service agencies. 

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What our staff says
“We help our clients set boundaries, raise their grades, and gain confidence in themselves. I love seeing the outward change we make.”

Raeven Jones-Kelley
Lead CCBYS Case Manager
Want to learn more?

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Hope Center Effingham

1901 S. 4th St, Suite 213
Effingham, IL 62401

Hope Center Gurnee

1790 Nations Dr, Suites 110 & 116
Gurnee, IL 60031

Hope Center Mt. Vernon I

4110 N. Water Tower Pl
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Hope Center Olney

218 E. Main St
Olney, IL 62450

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