About Us

Welcome to CYN Counseling Center!

OUR MISSION                                                                                                                             

To preserve and strengthen families while protecting children from abusive or high-risk situations.

 

OUR VISION

A society where mental health issues and concerns are not stigmatized,
where all citizens have access to quality mental health services
when needed, where all people are treated with dignity and respect,
and where everyone can get the support, tools, and resources
they need to grow and thrive.

 

OUR GOALS

  • Increase access to needed mental health treatment.
  • Foster improved mental health through counseling, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, community education, & prevention services.
  • Reduce unnecessary entry into the juvenile justice, child welfare, or mental health systems.
  • Promote partnerships among community service providers to reduce duplication of services and cultivate healthier communities.

 

OUR HISTORY

CYN Counseling Center is a Lake County, Illinois nonprofit community counseling agency. For over 40 years our mission has remained to preserve and strengthen families while protecting children from abusive or high-risk situations. CYN works to transform the lives of our most vulnerable and at-risk youth, families and adults and collaborate with area organizations to address complicated issues and create lasting change. CYN began as a case coordination agency for the most complex cases of child abuse. Today, we are a comprehensive mental health center, accessible to all.

 

STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY

Community Youth Network is committed to diversity at all levels of our organization, from the employees we hire to the people, programs, institutions, and businesses we support.

As a welcoming and inclusive organization, we seek to build relationships that reflect the diversity of the many clients we serve. We recognize that by doing so, our commitment directly contributes to fostering healthy, vibrant people, families, and communities.