What We Do
360 Youth Services provides life-changing services through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing.
Our Counseling services are as varied as the issues that arise for those having difficulty at home, school, or in the community. Trained therapists provide a variety of professional counseling services for school-aged youth and families, as well as young adults. Educational groups for youth of all ages and their parents are also offered. Some issues addressed include depression, anxiety, grief, family conflict, life transitions, self-esteem and parenting. Specialized services for high-risk youth are also available.
Many insurance plans are accepted and special accommodations can be arranged for families who are struggling financially.
The pressures on today’s youth are greater than any other previous generation. Mentors work with young adults who currently live in one of 360 Youth Services’ housing programs.
360 Youth Services is dedicated to substance abuse education and prevention services for students in school districts 203 & 204 and their parents. Through two highly recognized and applauded programs – The Power of Choice and Operation Snowball, staff teach and promote that when a community consistently supports its students’ healthy choices, the number of kids making good decisions about substance use actually increases.
When housing is uncertain, everything in a young person’s life seems to fall apart. At 360 Youth Services, housing and support services are provided to young adults, 18-24 years old, who were previously homeless, and teenage boys, 13-17 years old, who are unable to live with their families. Support services including life skills, budgeting, counseling, art therapy and more are provided.
360 Youth Services coordinated a group of community partners that provide a safe and respectful environment for professionals and community members to network on issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. For more information on this group, contact Carolyn Wahlskog at [email protected] or call 331-215-7388, ext. 1168
Mission and History
Our Mission is to provide life-changing services to youth through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing.
Our Vision is a community where all youth possess the necessary skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.
Our History is rich and challenging. 360 Youth Services began in 1971 when a group of concerned parents, community, and religious leaders recognized the need for professional, youth-centered services in the Naperville community. They formed a council that eventually became a non-profit organization referred to as Naperville Community Outreach. In 2011, the organization changed its name to 360 Youth Services to better reflect its mission and vision.
Today, 360 Youth Services offers substance abuse prevention education, counseling, and housing. The organization serves youth and families in Naperville and the surrounding areas.
Board of Directors
President: Debra Lellbach, Lellbach Builders
Vice President: Jeff Egan, RS Investments
Treasurer: Jennifer Jones, Small Smiles, Inc.
Secretary: Jackie Wilhelm
Past President: John Norman, Design Resource Center
Development Committee Chair: Dawn Kelsch
Facilities Committee Chair: Bob Seidl, New Mainstream Capital
Marketing Committee Chair: Christine Peggau, TreeHouse Foods
Strategic Planning Committee Chair: Alex Harris, IAM I Development
|Ann Bertino, Pellis Law Group, LLP|
Neil Dimond, Pitney Bowes
Nancie ElShafei, Navitas Systems
Danya Grunyk, Grunyk & Associates, P.C.
Kevin Harris, Bedrock Assets
|Martin Ives, H.B. Taylor Co.|
Mark McGrath, Ankura Consulting Group
Peter Paolilli, Northern Trust
Karl Sears, Experienced CPG Business Executive
Kimberly Sluis, North Central College
Sen. Mike Connelly
|Hon. Bob Gibson|
Dr. Karen Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer
Margot Smith, MS, LMFT
Executive Director of Child Welfare
Debbie Robertson, MS, CAADC
Karen Jarczyk, LSW, CSADP
Marketing & Events Specialist
At 360 Youth Services we take commitment to our mission, and to the donors who support that mission, very seriously. As such, we openly provide access to our financial records. For more information, you can download our most recent Financial Snapshot, or review our Annual Report.