Counseling and Parent Support Services
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) provides counseling services for individuals and families, as well as support services for single-parent families.
Counseling services include individual, couples, family and group counseling for people dealing with a variety of concerns, including marital and parental issues, anxiety, depression, stress and abuse. Specialized therapy for children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems is also available. Counseling and support for individuals confronting alcoholism and drug addiction is available at several offices in northwest Illinois.
Counseling services are available at the following sites:
- West/Northwest Suburban Counseling and Education Center, Villa Park (neighborhood counseling sites are located in Berwyn, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Prospect Heights and Wheaton)
- LSSI’s northern Illinois offices at Dixon, Mendota, Oregon and Sterling
The Single Parent Program helps single parents become self-sufficient and cope with the demands of parenting. This program — offered at LSSI’s Galesburg and West Peoria offices for residents of Knox, Peoria, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford Counties who are separated, divorced, widowed or have never been married — provides support groups, parenting and vocational education and home visits tailored to each individual’s needs. The Single Parent Program is funded by the Illinois Department of Health Services and the United Way.
630/993-0100 Villa Park (counseling sites in West/Northwest suburban Chicago)
309/343-7681 Galesburg – Single Parent
309/671-0300 West Peoria – Single Parent