Positive programs defined, developed, and led by youth

Since 1971, Alternatives has pursued our mission of facilitating personal development, strengthening family relationships, and enhancing the community’s well being. Reaching 3,000 young people and their families each year, our programs focus on leadership development, prevention of violence and substance abuse, academic enrichment and counseling.

Special Events and Tickets

Tickets for Alternatives' 2015 Masked Gala are now on sale! Please join us for a wonderful evening at the Ravenswood Event Center on April 25th. This dynamic event will include food, drinks, raffle, silent auction, youth performances, and more!

Click here to purchase your tickets today!


Announcing Our New Strategic Direction

Alternatives, Inc. is committed to continuous growth and improvement in services to the youth and families we serve throughout Chicago. Over the past 43 years, we have expanded to serve thousands of youth throughout the city of Chicago, offering a crucial mix of behavioral health and youth development programs and services. Now, Alternatives is ready to enter a new era of service.

This new era will be guided by the strategic direction laid out in the document below. Click on the image to read it. As we develop this direction into a full strategic plan, your input and support is welcomed and needed! To get involved, please contact Marty McConnell at mmcconnell@alternativesyouth.org or 773-506-7474 x209.

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