Child/Youth Services


Organization Name & Link           Current Information

4-C (Community Coordinated             General Agency hours are 8:30 am-4 pm M-F. Child Care referral and Care             Child Care)                                                  Assistance Program has expanded hours: 8:00-5 M-T, 8-12 F. Physical offices are                                                                             closed. Can be reached by phone 815-758-8149 or email at                                                                                                                 

                                                                         Information link: Parenting During a Period of Social Distancing

Children's Home + Aid                           Due to COVID-19, seasonal program guides are not available, but                                                                                                       information for ongoing programs can be found here. Call at 779-777-7285.

Court Appointed Special Advocates  Providing services remotely.  Staff can be reached at 815-895-2052 or                  (CASA) for Children DeKalb County  CASA advocates will continue contact with children on

                                                                         their cases (and their caregivers) through phone or other methods of

                                                                         communication. The DeKalb County Circuit Court will continue to hear

                                                                         temporary custody hearings and emergency motions related to child abuse

                                                                         and neglect. CASA will continue to attend any in person hearing held by the

                                                                         court and will participate in any scheduled case meetings via phone or virtual

                                                                         conferencing. CASA continues to advocate for the needs of 100% of abused and

                                                                         neglected children in DeKalb County during this time, including food, health,

                                                                         safety and education.

Family Service Agency:

Children's Advocacy Center                 Providing services remotely, and will be in contact

                                                                         with families to provide advocacy and case

                                                                         management.  Available to Multidisciplinary Team

                                                                         & will be conducting interviews for children involved

                                                                         in an investigation.  FSA will still have ability to

                                                                         conduct medical evaluations. Call (815) 758-8616.

Youth Mentoring                                       Providing services remotely, and in regular contact

                                                                         with families.  Matches are encouraged to connect

                                                                         via phone, video and/or email, and are able to meet in-person dependent on                                                                                 preference.  Call (815) 758-8616 to contact.

The Growing Place                                Child Care Center, and Before and After School Programs open. Hours can be                                                                                 seen on website.

Kishwaukee Family YMCA                   Open from 5 am-9 pm M-F, 7 am-5 pm Saturday, and 8 am-4 pm Saturday.                                                                                     Beginning on January 18 the following winter sessions have started: Youth                                                                                     Sports Skills and Drills Clinics, Youth Swim Lessons, Youth Martial Arts, Water                                                                                 Exercise Classes,  Group Exercise Classes. Reservations for the Kid Zone/Activity                                                                             Center 2 days in advance. Membership concerns can be directed                                                                                                       to (815)-375-5391 or

Kishwaukee Special                              Closed. Due to COVID-19, seasonal program guides are not available, but                Recreation Association                          information for ongoing programs can be found here. Call at 779-777-7285.

NIU Child Development                        The center is dedicated to providing high-quality care to the children of NIU            and Family Center                                  students, NIU faculty and staff, and community members. Temporary hours of                                                                             operation are 8:15 am-4:15 pm. NIU Preschool for All expansion Program (PFAE)                                                                             will still operate from 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact at                                                                                     815-753-0125 or

Two Rivers Head Start                          Providing 2 pre-school programs for children of ages 3-5. One program is from 9                                                                           am-3 pm M-F, and has no fee. The other program has flexible hours to                                                                                             accommodate working parents between the times of of 7 am-5:30 pm.   

Youth Outlook                                         Providing services remotely through online chats

                                                                         and video conferencing. Building is closed until April 6.


Visit: 1325 Sycamore Rd..  |  DeKalb, IL 60115

Call: 815-758-8616


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