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One of our goals is to educate and encourage people to take advantage of KYC’s mental health and senior services, as well as other community resources. To do this, we need to develop strong partnerships and support from our friends in the community, and raise funds to support our various programs.  KYC works in partnership with businesses, corporations, houses of worship and community groups to bring awareness and hope to people needing help. This partnership meets the needs of KYC, the business or organization, and the community in which we live and work.

Employment Partnerships

KYC’s Vocational Program is funded by the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services. The program began in 1998 and serves about 60 clients per year. We help people who have a diagnosis of mental illness go to work, additionally we provide assessment, job-search planning, job placement and on-the-job coaching.  Our clients have various education and skill levels, and they have worked in a wide variety of jobs.  We can proudly say, we have a long list of satisfied employers.

You should consider the benefits of an employee-based partnership if you can:

Or do you have any sub-contract work that you would like to outsource? 

The advantages to you are:

Corporate Sponsorships

There are also many advantages in partnering with us through corporate sponsorship. Our events are attended by prominent community leaders and key corporate personnel. Events are fun, great networking opportunities and a chance to help out a worthy cause.

Through event sponsorship, companies have an opportunity to:

Group Volunteerism

At Kenneth Young Center, we know that being active, taking on a project, and “doing good” all help us come out of ourselves, feel happier and become more productive. Group members get to know one another better and build their team. Additionally, your business or organization will receive positive exposure. 

Here are some ideas for worthwhile projects your group might consider:

Our Older Adults Program - opportunities for volunteering include:

Our Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Program - for this group, you could:

Development and Communications (includes awareness and fundraising) - you can help by:

We are open to any and all creative ideas, and we welcome the chance to brainstorm with you about how you can join us in our mission to provide mental health and senior services to those in need within our community.  To learn more about our partnership opportunities, as well as employee volunteer team-building initiatives please contact our Director of Development and Communications, Kate Garbarek, at (847) 524-8800 ext. 199.

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