These services are provided through various programs:
Community Youth Services (CYS) is a school-based crisis intervention and case coordination program offered in 14 school districts and in the community. The goal of the CYS program is to prevent school aged youth from becoming victims of child abuse, running away, dropping out of school or entering into delinquent behavior.
BEAR... Be A Resource for CPS Kids, provides goods and services to children involved with CPS including necessities, clothes, school supplies, holiday gifts, and adoption recruitment.
TRIAD provides countywide prevention and early intervention services to divert youth from involvement with the child welfare, mental health, and/or juvenile justice systems. Services include free counseling and therapy to families of youth with serious mental health issues, JP court services, parent-youth programs, youth leadership skills, mentoring, and a 24-hour hotline for families in crisis.
Kinder Emergency Shelter provides short-term residential services for youth, ages 12-17, who are in need of shelter and care due to abuse, neglect, homelessness and/or severe family conflict.