If you are a youth in crisis, please call: 877-870-2663
Youth Advocates provide mediation, case management, and mentorship with a restorative lens to young people at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Responding to Alternatives’ 24 hour crisis hotline, Youth Advocates address the needs of young people who have been locked out or who have run away from home. Youth Advocates may also receive referrals from any of our external partnerships or from youth and families that reach out to Alternatives directly for services. Our top priority is to provide young people with the skills and resources to thrive.
85% of youth whose caregiver was also participating in their counseling made improvements in that relationship.
Youth Advocate Support Services are available to 11 to 17 year olds within our focal community areas which include: Armour Square, Avalon Park, Burnside, Chatham, Douglas, Edgewater, Fuller Park, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Lake View, Lincoln Square, Loop, Near South Side, North Center, Oakland, Uptown, Rogers Park, South Shore, Washington Park, West Ridge and Woodlawn.
Fill out the form at the link below to download our agency’s Youth Resource Guide for young people on Chicago’s south side!
This guide provides young people in Douglas, Oakland, Fuller Park, Kenwood, Washington Park, Hyde Park and Woodlawn with contact information for essential services nearby.