List of Our Services


The Bridge offers an array of programs and services for area youth and their families. These programs are centered around four core areas:


The Bridge provides comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in the many emotional and behavioral problems facing children and families.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Team performs front-line crisis intervention for run-away, locked out, homeless and ungovernable youth. Services are available 24 hours a day every day of the year.

Mentoring and Youth Council

The Bridge Youth Advocacy Program is a mentoring program for children between 7 and 15 years old. Mentoring is a proven method of promoting social skill development and healthy decisions.  

Group Therapy

In addition to individual counseling, The Bridge facilitates many group therapy programs. Many programs are offered on-site and others meet at area schools and are in partnership with school student programs.

About our Organization

Our Mission

Our mission here at The Bridge is to help young people and families achieve social and emotional health. The Bridge accomplishes its mission by providing comprehensive counseling and therapy services, specializing in the many emotional or behavioral problems facing youth and their families. Counseling is available to preschool-age children (Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program) and youth through age 17. Mentoring programs are also available for children 7-15 years of age. Services are available to all Palatine Township residents regardless of ability to pay.

Our history

The Bridge Youth and Family Services was started in 1965 by a group of progressive community leaders who saw the rising need for more in depth social service that was not currently being offered. Palatine Township became the second township in Illinois to address this need.