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Youth Advocacy (Mentoring) Program Take part in making the future bright for the children we serve Become a Mentor
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Early Childhood Behavior Programs Children 6 & under Services for preschool-age children and their families. Learn More
Peter D Cunneen Memorial Golf Classic

Peter D. Cunneen Memorial Golf Classic

Monday, August 11, 2014
Golf fundraiser benefitting our programs and services.

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Young Professionals Board

Young Professionals Board

Young professionals, 23-35 years of age, with a passion for making a difference.

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The Bridge 5k Walk/Run Fundraiser

5k Walk/Run

Saturday, September 20, 2014
To Ensure that No Family Walks Alone..

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Counseling & Therapy

The Bridge provides comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in the many emotional or behavioral problems facing children and families. The Bridge offers a variety of options to help children and their families cope with the challenges they face.

Child and Family

(Spanish and English)

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Early Childhood Program

Since its inception in 2006, the Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program has served hundreds of children six years of age and under.

Children 0-5

(Spanish and English)

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Peer Connections

Peer Connections is a 6 week pro-social group for boys ages 8-11.

Group for Boys

ages 8-11

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SPARCS

SPARCS stands for Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress with a focus on helping participants cope with current stress in their lives.

SPARCS

Completely present-focused

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Employment Opportunity

Weekend Crisis Intervention Counselor

The Bridge Youth and Family Services Crisis Team is currently accepting resumes for a part time position for Weekend Crisis Intervention Counselor.

A weekend Counselor provides crisis intervention on call services one weekend a month (6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday)
responding to police stations or hospitals in Northwest suburban Chicago dealing with runaway, locked-out or homeless youth and their families.

  • Master's degree or current enrollment in Master’s degree program in a human services related field required.
  • Reliable transportation and cell phone required.
  • Must have ability to be on-site to Northwest Suburban locations within a one-hour response time.

Interested parties can direct questions to Heather Mlynek at:

The Bridge Youth and Family Services
721 S. Quentin Rd., Ste. 103
Palatine, IL 60067

Main: 847-359-7490
Direct: 847-485-3091

Part-time Position

(Crisis Intervention Counselor)

Contact Heather



To help young people and their families achieve social and emotional health.


Our mission here at The Bridge is to help young people and families achieve social and emotional health. The Bridge accomplishes its' mission by providing comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in the many emotional or behavioral problems facing youth and their families. Counseling is available to preschool-age children (Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program) and youth through age 17. Mentoring programs are also available for children 7-15 years of age.

Services are available to all Palatine Township residents regardless of ability to pay.