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Treating emotional and behavioral problems is what FCS does best. But we recognize that we can do more to help children and adolescents become successful adults. Our 1-2-1 Mentoring program offers personalized mentoring to local youth who are struggling to succeed because of emotional and/or behavioral problems.

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Children become successful adults when they have the necessary skills and relationships. We’re helping our kids learn these skills, and watching them succeed every day!


I want to help!2018-08-28T14:14:40+00:00

To get information about volunteering, click HERE.

To help in other ways, look HERE.

How do I make a referral?2018-08-28T14:16:42+00:00

Contact our intake department at (630) 844-8220

Who are the Mentors?2018-08-28T14:17:46+00:00

Our Mentors are:

  • volunteers from our community
  • clinically trained staff at FCS at least 18 years old
What are Therapeutic Mentoring activities?2018-08-28T14:18:29+00:00

The most important part of 1-2-1 Mentoring is the relationship between the children and the mentors. Our children need time – time spent with someone who is there just for them and who wants to help them succeed.

Mentoring activities take place all over our community – in the client’s home, at restaurants, in parks, the library, and more. We’re currently building a life skills training center at our facility that will be used to teach a variety of life skills – cooking, shopping, managing finances, applying and interviewing for jobs, and more! Mentors also with the client’s family members to help the family develop and implement a plan to help the client succeed.

Who is eligible?2018-08-28T14:19:05+00:00

Child and adolescent clients age 6-17 who are in need of additional support in these areas:

  • independent living skills (e.g. cooking, laundry, and more)
  • community living skills (volunteering, transportation, finding resources)
  • social skills
  • work/employment skills (job skills, how to apply for a job, interviewing, etc.)
  • positive leisure activities (finding positive hobbies, etc.)
  • money management skills
  • symptom management skills
  • personal relationship skills
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