Albany Park Community Center offers a school and community-based counseling program in three local elementary schools and one high school, as well as at the community site. The program utilizes school, community and family resources to support clients and their families. The counseling program supports children and adolescents who have difficulty with low self-esteem, challenges related to feelings of anger, poor social skills, exposure to trauma, and lack of family support. Youth receiving counseling services are expected to see a reduction in emotional symptoms, low self-esteem, anger, behavioral problems, aggression, and impulsivity. At the same time, they will see improvement in grades and classroom behavior, build resilience and social-emotional skills, and gain peer and parent support.
In September 2018, APCC launched its first youth mentoring program in partnership with Volta Elementary School. This program pairs at-risk-youths with a mentor once a month to meet one-on-one and participate in team-building and skill building activities. Once per quarter, our mentors and youth enjoy a recreational outing of their choice, such as visiting a college campus, going to see a movie or museum, ice skating at Millennium Park or going to a sports game.APCC's after-school mentoring program supports neighborhood youth in developing skills and strategies, which lead to success in school, peer and family relationships and become well-rounded citizens.
Counseling Contact Information:
If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you feel you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free, 12-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Your call will be connected to the crisis center nearest to you.
For more information please contact:
773.509.5657 Ext. 470
5101 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL 60625