Making a difference in people’s lives.

Kenneth Young Center is a safety net for our neighbors in need. We respectfully serve the most vulnerable people in our area, those coping with mental illness and older adults dealing with life’s difficult transitions.

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Helping older adults stay in their homes longer.

We offer services and resources to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their dignity and independence in the community.

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Encouraging young people to make healthy choices.

Our Positive Youth Development program helps youth ages 10-17 through education and awareness of health issues, community collaboration, and substance abuse prevention.

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Drop-In Center

Our Mount Prospect Drop-In Center is open 364 days a year, and features peer-led activities for adults with mental illness. The Drop-In Center offers a safe, inclusive environment for all people to learn and grow. Learn more.

View the December 2017 Drop In Calendar and Announcements!
See what’s coming up: January 2018 Drop In Calendar and Announcements

Participate in our four-week Self Esteem Group!

Please feel free to contact your Drop-In Team at 847-621-2040 ext. 117.

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Interested in understanding KYC’s scope of services? 
Check out our new one-page flyer for more information. 


Are you interested in joining our Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition? See how you can support young people through evidence-based prevention programs: https://www.cpydcoalition.org/.


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Shine brightly. See beauty. Speak kindly. Love truly. Give freely. Create joyfully. Live thankfully.”

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