A special thanks to our dedicated funding partners:
The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County
The Gorter Family Foundation
County of Lake
Grainger, Inc
Grace Bersted Foundation
Carl F Hendrickson Foundation

By partnering with a variety of organizations, CYN strives to avoid duplication of services, learn about community needs, link clients to ancillary services, increase access, develop relevant programming, and disseminate information on programs.

CYN collaborates with the Lake County Health Department, OMNI Youth Services, One Hope United, Lake County Court Services (Adult and Juvenile), Rosalind Franklin Behavioral Health Services, local police, area schools, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS,) College of Lake County (CLC), Zacharias Center, Warren Township Youth Services, and more. The Connect Program has formed specific collaborative agreements with North Chicago School District, Waukegan School District, Grayslake High Schools, and others. CYN also collaborates with A Safe Place, and AAHAA (agencies at the far reaches of the county, to provide services to persons who have transportation barriers to accessing treatment). CYN also participates in a number of county initiatives: the YES Coalition, the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force, the Lake County Homeless Coalition, the Lake County Juvenile Justice Council, the Partnership for a Safer Lake County, and the Alliance for Human Services. Some of CYN’s most innovative programs, such as Alternative to Suspension, Sexting, and Connect, all arose from these collaborations. Finally, CYN has been active in the Lake County Health Department’s various initiatives: The Community Action Plan for Behavioral Health (School Based Services Sub Committee) and the Mental Health Coalition Anti Stigma Campaign.