Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS)

Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS)

Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS)

Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS) is designed to divert youth from the juvenile justice and/or the child welfare systems. The program provides 24-hour crisis responses to homeless, runaway and “locked out” youth who are between the ages of 11-17. Home-based counseling is offered to help reduce the home/community issues that have precipitated the crisis. In addition to crisis services, staff works closely with local schools, and community agencies to maximize resources available to at-risk youth. Short-term outreach-based counseling is available to families in the community where the youth is at risk of out-of-home placement. Aggression Replacement Training (ART), an evidence-based anger management and life skills group process, is provided as a component of services.

Services Offered

  • In-home family counseling.
  • Assessment of family’s strengths and needs.
  • Assistance in accessing community resources.
  • Coordination with school/community resources.
  • Around-the-clock emergency response. 

Who is Eligible?

  • Families with youth between the ages of 11 and 17.
  • Youth may not be wards of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).


There is no cost to families in the program.


One Hope United accepts self referrals and referrals from schools, police, juvenile courts, DCFS, community/neighborhood organizations and other social service agencies.

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