Child and Family Services
Pillars Community Health offers an array of services to children and their families.
- Medical Services: We provide integrated medical care to families and individuals of all ages, including women’s health and prenatal and postpartum care, pediatric services, psychiatry, and adult medical services including chronic disease management.
- Dental Services: Oral health is essential to overall health. Our dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants focus on preventive and restorative services as well as patient education. Learn more.
- Childhood Education and Day Care: We offer Head Start, Early Head Start, and day care for children in low-income families. Click here to learn about the Child and Family Development Center.
- Parenting Support: Our Parent Support Team provides FREE Parent Cafes, a time to come together with other parents to discuss topics such as potty training and bullying. Learn about our Parent Support Team on this page.
- Outpatient Mental Health: Through office-based, home-based, and community-based therapy, children, adults, and families can learn to improve their overall mental health and functioning.
- Early Childhood Mental Health: We offer prevention and early prevention services for children ages 0-7. These include parenting groups, parent workshops, assessments, and home-based therapeutic services. Learn about our Parent Support Team on this page.
- Family Support Program (FSP): This is a state-funded program that provides support to families with children who have severe mental illness. Our FSP program assists families in LAN 57 (Lyons and Riverside Townships) or LAN 58 (Berwyn, Cicero, Oak Park, River Forest, Upper Stickney Townships), by helping with the application process and working with families after they receive the FSP to maintain the grant and all the services that the grant helps to provide.
- Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) and Crisis Team: Our SASS/Crisis Team helps stabilize personal and family emergencies involving depression, suicidal behavior, and mental illness; family conflict and domestic abuse; acute alcohol and drug issues; and sudden traumas that impact entire communities.
- Psychological Testing Services: Our psychologists may be available to conduct testing for existing clients to clarify a diagnosis and provide recommendations for treatment.
- Community Support-Individual (CS-I): CS-I is a service for children and adolescents living with mental illness that supplements the goals and treatment plans outlined by the therapists (from improving social skills to anger management). Similar to a mentoring program like Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the program engages children in community activities such as trips to the zoo, a local park, the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and even window shopping at the mall. Depending on the participant’s individual funding and treatment plan, the case worker will work with the child anywhere between 6 to 12 hours per week.
- Childhood Grief Support: Our Buddy’s Place bereavement program provides support for children, teens, and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Click here to learn more about Buddy’s Place.
At all of our sites we have bilingual (Spanish-English) clinicians who work with children and families.
Learn More About Child Development and Education Services
Contact Pillars Community Health today at 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) to see if your child may be a good fit for these services.