The Bridge Youth & Family Services
721 S. Quentin, Suite 103, Palatine, IL
(847) 359-7490 | Email Us
Mission: To help young people and their families achieve social and emotional health.

Bridge Fundraisers: In Support of our Programs and Services

Peter D. Cunneen Memorial Golf Classic

The Peter D. Cunneen Memorial Golf Classic will be held at the Inverness Golf Club which was the 2012 U.S. Open First Round Qualifier.  We are exceeded to return for our eighth straight year.  For this event our goal is to raise over $75,000 for the programs and services of The Bridge.  These include: counseling, crisis intervention, mentoring, parent education, adolescent substance abuse intervention, and youth leadership development.  

These services are available to all families, regardless of ability to pay.

Tickets are $400 per golfer (early bird price of $300 until June 30th) which includes:

10:30 a.m. • Check-in • Putting Contest • Lunch Buffet
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. • Shoot-out • Open Bar
6:00 p.m. • Five-star Dinner • Raffle Drawings • Silent Auction

Golfer Registration

Who would you like to golf with? Attending dinner?

Master Game Card

Get yours today to participate in all on-course games

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Annual Packages

Three levels to choose from

There are 3 levels to choose from: Good - Better - Best starting at $200 to show your support of The Bridge at each and everyone of our events.

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Gala * Golf * Walk/Run - you get them all


Individual Event Packages

You can choose one or more event to lend your support to, maybe even turn your ad into a coupon to our 250 gala guests, 100 golfers or 150 walkers/runners.


Download a brochure and sign-up form or Contact Carrie at (847) 485-3085 to get your package today!

Become a Volunteer

There are many volunteer opportunities at The Bridge -- from designing floral centerpieces at Dinner Dance to becoming a mentor for at-risk youth. Sign-up make a difference in a child's life

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It is through YOUR generosity that The Bridge is able to provide programs and services to aid area youth. 

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Welcome to The Bridge

As a human service agency providing counseling, mentoring and education to thousands of families annually, you have probably heard of us. 

But do you really understand what we do and who we are? 

Read a story or two to get a brief glimpse into the everyday life here at The Bridge.  Although the names were changed to protect confidentiality, these are real stories about real families. 

Thank you for your interest in The Bridge. Through your travels on our site, we hope you become as dedicated and passionate about our Mission as we are.

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Stories from The Bridge

Alex's Story: Becoming a Better Family Unit

Alex is a 10 year-old first generation Mexican-American boy who was brought in to The Bridge Youth and Family Services for counseling by his parents because they were having a difficult time with his behavior at home. Alex began his sessions with Shana, a bilingual child and family therapist.

When Alex was asked why his parents brought him to counseling he was unsure and assumed it was “Because of my bad behavior?”  After the first visit to The Bridge it was apparent that Alex’s mom was using corporal punishment as a form of discipline for Alex and his younger sister. Fortunately after Shana advised Alex’s mom that hitting her children is discouraged in the United States, she agreed to stop using this type of punishment in the home. 


Tough Choices Lead to a Bright Future

The Bridge first learned about William, aged 14, from his teachers at school. The teachers were becoming increasingly concerned with his poor academic performance and his aggressive attitude with his peers. It was noted that William’s parents were also very concerned about his behavior while he was at home, where he was becoming increasingly explosive towards his siblings and defiant of his parent’s authority. William’s parents had noted that his behavior really began to change about two years ago, and then deteriorated again six months ago when not only did William begin high school, but his father became unemployed and one of his grandparents passed away. 


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