Youth advocacy is for youth (for youth 12 and up) with mental and emotional health challenges who need the tools and skills to learn how to navigate the system(s) they are involved in. Youth can receive one-to-one or group supports in their efforts to overcome the stigma associated with mental health and create a path to mental and emotional wellness and recovery.
The Youth Advocacy staff will develop a strengths-based relationship for improving youth’s ability to learn about: systems, why they should learn to navigate systems, how to start navigating systems and when appropriate preparation for transitioning to adult serving systems.
Services are currently limited to Champaign, Ford, Vermilion and Iroquois County for those who qualify. Please contact us at 217-282-9852 for more information about service eligibility and our Fee-For-Service options.