Youth and Family Services

The Forum offers an array of services developed specifically for youth and their families as a unique part of our community centered approach. In partnership with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), the Forum implements the Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), which was designed to build the capacities of communities, parents and youth while promoting wellness and violence prevention.

Youth and Family Service Programs include:

The Youth Employment Program (YEP)
The Youth Employment Program offers job training and placement with employers in your community. YEP connects talented and diverse young workers with businesses and organizations that will provide real-world work experience. This program is open to young people ages 16-24 residing in NRI’s 23 communities. Pre-employment job training will be provided.

The Parent Program (PP)
The Parent Program will employ and empower Parent Leaders within the 23 CVPP communities to reduce the risk factors that contribute to violence and negativity while promoting protective factors that contribute to family and community stability, well-being and peace. All community residents who consider themselves parents are eligible for employment, including teen parents, grandparents, foster parents, and non-custodial fathers.

Community Violence Prevention Program Reentry Programs provide crucial services for youth and young adults, ages 13-28, returning to the community from youth and adult correctional facilities. Reentry is designed to reduce recidivism by providing young people with educational and vocational opportunities, as well as mental health services that encourage and support them in making positive life choices.

For more information call (708) 856-8128.

We Receive Funding Through...

United Way South-Southwest Suburban Regional Office and J. P. Morgan Chase

Cook County Community Development Block Grant

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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutritiion Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T)
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Job Training and Economic Development (JTED) Program

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 Southland Health Care Forum received funding through the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Nursing training program were funded by Grant #90FX0026 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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