Youth Services

Youth Services offers programs focused on early intervention, intervention, and crisis response. Specific programs include individual and group therapy, boys and girls clubs, academic support, crisis intervention services, and SHARE and Pride Youth. Agency clients struggle with depression, anxiety, bullying and cyberbullying, issues related to gender and or sexual identity, familial stressors, academic pressure, and suicidal ideation. The majority of youth are referred by local schools, and no one is turned away if they cannot afford to pay. HPCF’s funding supports Youth Service’s Pride Youth Program, which provides meaningful social activities, peer support, and leadership development for Highland Park and Highwood LGBTQ+ youth and their families. It also supports the SHARE Program, which provides workshops for youth grades 5-12 in schools and community organizations on healthy relationships and LGBTQ+ identities and allyship, in addition to providing education for parents and professionals about how to support youth development and healthy relationships.