Serving the Barrington Area Community

Seasons Greetings from BYFS          

Our annual appeal was launched on December 1st through #ILGIVE, #GivingTuesday. We have raised $10,000 or 20% of our goal of $50,000. December 31st marks the end of the 2015 calendar and tax year. In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, we are asking our supporters to donate now. In an effort to streamline the annual appeal process, please click on of the links below. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

-2015 Second Appeal
-Online donation option via PayPal
-Or, mail your donation to BYFS’s office
-Online Donation option via Public Good (available month of December)
-BYFS Brochure

Barrington Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is a community-based, non-profit social service agency, providing comprehensive individual, family, youth and couples counseling, youth outreach and prevention programming for Barrington area youth and their families. BYFS provides counseling to children, families, couples, and adults in a safe and confidential environment. It is our goal to help our community through difficult life circumstances including: depression, anxiety, grief/loss issues, trauma, stress, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. We recognize the significance of providing each person and family with emotional support as well as helping them develop tools to cope. BYFS conducts outreach and prevention programming on topics surrounding: peer mentorship, substance abuse, social skills development, and Latino services. We strongly believe that by helping children and families, we build the strength of our entire community.

BYFS’ service boundaries coincide with Barrington School District 220, including portions of Cook, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties, and Barrington, Cuba, Dundee and Ela townships. BYFS collaborates with local government, schools and community leaders to design programs that address the specific issues and needs of Barrington area families, as well as identify and respond to new issues as they emerge. BYFS offers counseling and mental health assessments to address a wide-range of psychological symptoms, including at-risk behaviors. Call 847-381-0345 for an appointment. Most insurance plans are accepted, sliding fee scale is available. BYFS offices are conveniently located one block south of Barrington High School. Find out more about BYFS’ Pathways Mentoring Program for Barrington Middle School participants and Barrington High School mentors! 

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