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TriCity Family Services (TCFS) is a trusted partner for counseling and other mental health services for children and teens, their families and community members across all life stages. Regardless of income level, members of the TriCity community have access to their full spectrum of services. Their unique family-centered approach seeks to involve all members of the family in treatment, and they are a local leader in engaging children and teens in early intervention and prevention programs. Through their services and support environments, their multi-dimensional approach seeks to strengthen the entire TriCity community by promoting lifelong mental health. For more information please visit www.tricityfamilyservices.org or call 630-232-1070.
We are a certified 501(c)(3) organization that annually serves nearly 3,000 residents of the mid-Kane County townships of St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Kaneville, Blackberry, Virgil and Campton.
Integral to our mission and charter is our commitment to making the agency's programs and services affordable to area residents in need, particularly those uninsured or under-insured individuals and families for whom outpatient mental health services in the private practice sector are simply out of reach financially. By operating under a sliding fee scale and offering scholarships for our group programs, TCFS ensures that no one is ever denied services based on an inability to pay. To put the financial needs of our clients into perspective: nearly 90% of all Counseling Program fees are based on the sliding scale; more than half of all clients receiving counseling services pay less than $40 per session; and, 53% of all TCFS clients have reported incomes of $30,000 or less.
Counseling is at the core of our work at TriCity Family Services. We specialize in family-oriented, confidential counseling to children, adolescents and their families. Experienced professionals who know the special needs of children and teens help them work through individual challenges including; conflict with other family members, problems interacting with peers, disruptive behavior, substance abuse, physical or sexual abuse and depression. TCFS also specializes in personalized individual or couples counseling for adults, addressing issues such as depression, marital discord, grief, divorce, domestic violence, parenting, stress, communication problems, sexual abuse and anxiety/phobias. We also offer group counseling for women.
In addition to counseling, TCFS operates a wide array of innovative group programs and workshops designed to: 1) proactively impact the lives of individuals considered to be at risk of developing mental health and/or substance abuse problems and 2) promote individual and family wellness. Our early intervention and prevention programs include:
- Smart Choices, anger management for K-5, middle school, and high school
- I-CAN, anger management for adults
- Bridges, workshop for children of divorce
- Parent Support & Education Series, for all parents in the community
- WIN, support group for postpartum mothers
- Single Mom's Group, support group for single mothers
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group, for grandparents who are primary caregivers
- Wilderness Challenge Program, for graduating 8th graders
- Family Connections, family communication workshop
- Mindful Emotions, skills training for adolescent girls
- Caregiver Connections, support and training for daycare providers
Through the generosity of individual, corporate, foundation, community group, and special event donors, we are able to supplement our earned income to provide services to anyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay, and to provide many free programs and enterprising outreach work in response to the needs of our growing community. The agency touches many thousands of lives through our work strengthening people and building community and has served as a proud representative of service, compassion, collaboration, innovation, quality, communication and effective work for more than four decades. For more information please visit www.tricityfamilyservices.org.