Our Impact

We serve a diverse population of clients from 85 zip codes in Lake, McHenry, and Cook counties as well as southern Wisconsin. The top five communities represented in 2020 are: Libertyville (265), Waukegan (187), Mundelein (177), Vernon Hills and Grayslake (116 each), and Gurnee (93).

Access to care

Youth & Family Counseling strives to improve access to care by identifying and reducing barriers that stand in the way.

  • Transportation barriers: While the COVID-19 pandemic severely restricted our ability to provide services in locations other than our main Libertyville office in 2020, we look forward to renewing our co-location efforts to reach our community members throughout Lake County as we enter a period of recovery.
  • Language barriers: We deliver counseling in Spanish as well as English to serve Lake County's growing Hispanic population. YFC has six therapists who are fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • Financial barriers: We still provide our sliding scale fee subsidies to people who are low-income and uninsured or underinsured. We are also in-network with most Illinois insurance plans, including Medicaid managed care plans, which few providers accept.