Community Youth Network

CYN Grayslake News, Events and Information


We are thrilled to announce a recent partnership between CYN Counseling Center and the College of Lake County (CLC) that will bring psychological services at no charge to campus students who are in need of mental health services. 

Services will include short term counseling, linkage to other services, and/or crisis prevention as well as assistance with transitioning back into the academic environment for students coming back from psychiatric hospitalization. CLC students will have the opportunity to either meet with the on-site psychologist individually on a short term basis or attend groups on relevant topics of interest/concern led by the professional, all at no charge.

We are looking forward to becoming a great resource for the CLC students!



Generous Donation from Great Lakes Credit Union

Community Youth Network (CYN) is so appreciative of the Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) for their generous donation of $1000!  AND, that $1000 will be matched by the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County dollar for dollar, doubling its impact!  These monies, as well as all donations,  go to underwrite the cost of counseling for those who can't afford it.

CYN Grayslake receives  Excellence in Service Award

Community Youth Network (CYN) was selected by the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County (HFNLC) to receive its Excellence in Service Award, along with nine other organizations.  The 10 organizations were selected from among 74 grantees.

The criteria for selection set a “high bar” for organizations to meet.  In addition to requiring that award recipients have headquarters in northern Lake County and be current grantees, awardees must demonstrate that they actively build their organization and program capacity AND actively build capacity of the overall healthcare system in northern Lake County.  

CYN received the award at the HFNLC’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration on September 7 which was held at Independence Grove

CYN has a long standing relationship with the HFNLC whose grant monies have enabled CYN to serve over 350 underserved youth and adults in the last year who otherwise would not have been able to access behavioral health services.  CYN has been providing quality behavioral health services in the community since 1978 and believes that everyone should have access to mental health care regardless of their income.  CYN and the many families served by our staff are grateful to the HFNLC for helping us to increase access to services in Northern Lake County, making all of our communities safer and healthier places in which to live and thrive.

CYN participates in Blue Kids Lake County

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The Blue Kids Lake County Project is committed to keeping our children safe by raising awareness and providing education. Blue Kids provides support for children everywhere by displaying Blue Kids Signs throughout the county.  For more information, visit Blue Kids Website:

 Pictured below at the Blue Kids Lake County Kick-Off is Sally Foster and CYN Therapist Andrea Bercos.

Women's Business Network (WBN) Supports Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program

We are very grateful for the wonderful contribution we received from WBN Lake County.  The organization selected CYN to be the first recipient of their Year of Giving Program.  The donation will be used to purchase supplies such as ropes and cones for our brand new EAP Program.  

WBN is a networking and support group for women in business.  The group meets monthly at Jimmy's Charhouse in Libertyville.  For more information, visit their website

Pictured left to right:  Catrina Busse, Tina Vaughn & Jackie Flick

Friends of CYN decorate GIVING TREE

Special thanks to Friends of CYN for decorating our tree for the Grayslake Giving Tree Program at the Heritage Center & Museum. Thanks also to all who donated ornaments for the tree - it is really beautiful.  Be sure and stop by the Heritage Center in Grayslake between now and Christmas and vote!

Artist lends talents to CYN

Artist Jennifer Hougham has donated her pictures to our cause in hopes of raising awareness and bringing inspiration to others.  We have created beautiful note cards from her artwork.  If you would like to order a set of cards, simply select the DONATE NOW button at the top of the page and we will send you a set.  Suggested donation:  $25

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