Since 1972 OMNI Youth Services has been a leader in providing life-changing counseling and prevention services to at risk youth and families. Through an experiential approach that supports learning through doing, OMNI programs provide a unique and effective way for youth and families to develop strengths and build skills they can use for a lifetime.
OMNI’s highly accomplished and licensed staff has expertise in developing programs that meet the wide array of ever changing needs of adolescents and their families; from youth seeking to have an active role in the community, to youth and families who are dealing with serious issues of alcohol and other drug use, juvenile delinquency or emotional problems. OMNI helps teens resist destructive behaviors so that they will become responsible, caring and engaged community members.
OMNI annually serves thousands of individuals in over 25 communities throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs. OMNI’s services include counseling, 25-hour crisis intervention, substance abuse prevention and treatment, youth mentoring, family strengthening, juvenile justice services, youth development and community outreach services.
"Before I came to OMNI I didn't have hope for my future. OMNI made me believe in myself again. They made me see what my future could be and helped me plan out how to get there." "I was going to be in jail or dead before I was 20. OMNI changed that for me and now I am getting ready to graduate high school and start classes at community college."
“OMNI helped me after I got out of the hospital after an attempted suicide. They helped me learn to manage my flashbacks from my sexual assault. OMNI was my safe space all summer.”
“OMNI helped me get my kids out of foster care when my ex-wife entered rehab. I received in home parent coaching that taught me how to parent effectively. They helped me get set up with daycare and negotiate a new work schedule with my employer to ensure I could comply with appointments and be with my children when needed.” "Thank you OMNI for getting my divorced parents to work together and help us all be more of a family again."