The Bridge offers an array of programs and services for area youth and their families. Our programs are centered around these core areas:
Our Family Stabilization Team intervenes with families on the verge of, or who have experienced, a breakdown. Our highly qualified staff responds to police, hospitals, and school personnel to repair family relationships and safely maintain families. Services are available 24 hours a day every day of the year.
In addition to individual counseling, The Bridge facilitates many group therapy programs. Many programs are offered on-site and others meet at area schools and are in partnership with school student programs.
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 crisis intervention, comprehensive counseling and therapy services, and a highly successful mentoring program aimed at prevention. Services are available to all Palatine Township residents regardless of ability to pay.
The Bridge Youth and Family Services was started in 1965 by a group of progressive community leaders who saw the rising need for more in depth social service that was not currently being offered. Palatine Township became the second township in Illinois to address this need.