OMNI provides prevention services to the community. Our efforts focus on education, awareness and policy development which promotes and supports the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs used by youth.
This program serves girls 14 to 18 years old and not only provides a safe haven after school hours but also teaches the girls skills such as perseverance, hard work, leadership, and being a successful team player. Another goal is to promote positive self-image for these young women in addition to learning various career development skills.
For more information contact Catalina Gomez, Outreach Counselor, at 847-353-1594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Based Groups: In response to community needs, OMNI offers programs in cooperation with school personnel in the school setting.
Past programs have addressed both prevention and intervention of topics such as bullying, gang involvement, suicide, and substance use/abuse, parenting adolescents, social skills, and transition to high school. Consultation and program development can be provided for individual school issues or needs.
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Juvenile Justice Programming
OMNI has differentiated itself by successfully working with service recipients that are from communities or populations that are often overlooked or underserved, such as youth who are referred to us from the local police and/or court system. From the first offender to the serious habitual offender, at OMNI, these youth leave with life skills that help them turn their lives around. By emphasizing accountability, the reconciliation of past wrongs, community safety, and the development of emotional, social and cognitive skills, OMNI’s Juvenile Justice programs help youth develop the skills necessary to make better life choices.
Family Preservation Programming
Partnering with referrals from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), OMNI provides home based services that keep children safe while strengthening families and helping them stay together. Services include in-home counseling and case management services for abused and neglected children and their families, in addition to support and skill building for teenage wards of the state who are pregnant or already parents. The primary responsibility for all Family Preservation Staff is the “Safety and Well-being of Children/Youth”.
Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Program
Individual, family and group services are tailored to specifically address the issues faced by youth who are striving to become drug-free. OMNI understands the importance of family relationships and the adolescent’s home environment. Because these issues play a significant role in helping an adolescent recover from substance abuse, family counseling groups are an integral part of the youth’s recovery program.
OMNI’s Counseling Programming
… offers family, group and individual counseling for youth encountering emotional and behavioral difficulties. OMNI believes the best way to make positive change in adolescents is by encouraging them to learn through their actions. OMNI offers hands-on challenges with a treatment approach know as “experiential therapy”, which connects learning experience with the development of skills for life.
Family Resource Program
The Family Resource Program primarily serves the communities of Prospect Heights and Wheeling and services are offered in English and Spanish. While providing services that address basic immediate needs, the focus is to promote self-sufficiency and increase participation in the community. All of our programs are designed to give parents and youth the skills they need to build healthy and successful families.
Journey Skills For Life
Internationally recognized as an innovative provider of wilderness and adventure-based programming within an outpatient setting, Journey is OMNI Youth Services’ wilderness therapy program. Under the guidance of licensed professional clinicians, adolescents and/or families are challenged in outdoor settings. During a Journey experience, the wilderness confronts youth and families with real-time opportunities to problem solve, work cooperatively, and experience both the rewards and the natural consequences of their good and bad decisions.
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