Lake County System of Care for Families

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Providing support for youth with mental health challenges and their families

In the United States, one in five youth experience a mental health condition each year. This means conditions like depression, anxiety, attention-deficit disorder, and other mental health conditions are very common.

Whatever services your child and family need, the Lake County System of Care for Families is here to help. We work with community partners to help your family access high quality mental health care and referrals to other services in Lake County.

Call us today: (847) 377-8950


The services you need, right here in Lake County

Outpatient Therapy

For youth ages 3-20 years old
We provide individual and family counseling/therapy using evidenced-based practices. Our staff specialize in trauma treatment.

Psychiatric Services

For youth ages 3-20 years old
We offer psychiatric evaluations and medication management, working closely with other providers to help children with behavioral and emotional needs improve their quality of life.

Primary Care Services

An Advanced Practice Nurse is on-site to provide our clients with routine medical care and vaccinations.

Counseling through our Partners

To increase accessibility of services in our community, we provide counseling services in partnership with the following agencies: Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center, Depke Juvenile Justice Center, and Arden Shore Child and Family Services.

Family Resource Developers

Family resource developers work with caregivers, youth, and other professionals to offer peer support, empowerment strategies, and assistance with accessing resources from the community.

Wraparound Services

Our staff and other agencies in the community collaborate with families to create a highly individualized plan to address difficult emotional needs.

Health Education

We provide community trainings on System of Care principles and other mental health topics. We also collaborate with local and state partners to advocate for mental health policy change.


Transportation is available to partial hospitalization programs at Streamwood and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospitals.

About System of Care (SOC)


Lake County System of Care for Families is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

On October 1, 2017, the Lake County Health Department was awarded a four-year grant SAMHSA to launch the Lake County System of Care (SOC) Expansion project. 

The project targets children and adolescents ages 3-20 in Lake County who are diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance. The purpose of the grant is to expand capacity for behavioral health services as well as to fill gaps in existing services. New treatment interventions will be implemented with underserved populations, including youth involved with juvenile justice, DCFS, and the Child Advocacy Center. This grant will also create a county-wide System of Care approach to providing child and adolescent behavioral health services, including the development of a Lake County Wraparound Council.