MaineStay Youth & Family Services

MaineStay Youth & Family Services

Giving hope. Creating possibilities. Transforming lives.

MaineStay Youth & Family Services is an award-winning department that has been serving the mental health needs of our community for nearly 50 years. Our mission is to support the growth of healthier families in the Maine Township community by providing affordable strength-based counseling and comprehensive programs focused on prevention and education. Since our founding in 1975, we have worked diligently to ensure that all Maine Township residents have access to treatment because lack of financial resources should not be a barrier to accessing mental health services. All our programs are either free or low-cost and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Most of our programs, including counseling and psychiatric services, are available only to those who live or attend school in Maine Township.

Spring/Summer Programs

NEW Kids Spring Fest – March 31 | 1-4 pm | ages 6-12 | free
This event will feature fun and unique activities where kids can do something new and exciting while making new friends.

NEW Tutoring Program – April 11 | 4:30-5:30 pm | 6 weeks | grades 2-5 | $25
Our new in-person tutoring program will provide personalized assistance designed to improve academic success. Using a small-group format, our experienced tutors will work with your child to improve their academic skills and self-confidence.

Slam Poetry Society – April 13 | 5-6 pm | 6 weeks | ages 8-13 | free
This program helps participants learn how to write poetry as a way to manage and reflect on their emotions and experiences in a healthy way.

Understanding Special Education Eligibility Seminar – April 26 | 6-8 pm | free
This community education presentation will include a basic overview of special education eligibility in the school setting. Participants will learn what to expect in a special education eligibility meeting and gain a basic understanding of educational supports available through the public schools.

Summer Camp
Our Adventure Maine Township summer camp program will take place from June 20-29 and July 10-20 and is open to children ages 8-13 who qualify based on family income. This camp provides a supportive and structured environment where children can improve their social skills while being exposed to new activities they may not otherwise be able to experience. Throughout the camp we discuss important topics such as teamwork, citizenship, peer pressure, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. Cost is $50 for each two-week session.

Pride Program – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays | 6-7 pm | ages 13-17 | free
This program provides a safe environment for young people who identify as LGBTQ+, who are questioning their affectional orientation or gender identity, or who are allies.

Mentoring – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays | 6-7:30 pm | ages 8-12 | free
Our award-winning Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program meets in a structured group setting and helps children enhance their social skills, confidence, and academic success.

MaineStay offers high-quality, compassionate counseling services for the whole family both in person and via telehealth. Our family therapists use a respectful, strength-based counseling approach designed to assist you in meeting your goals as quickly as possible. We work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Services are available at a reduced cost using a sliding fee scale.

Psychiatric Services

MaineStay, in partnership with Josselyn, offers affordable and convenient access to psychiatric services via telehealth for residents of Maine Township. Available services include comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, medication management, consultation, collaboration, referral, and integration of psychiatric care into each client’s overall plan. Services are available for both adults and children. Medicaid recipients are welcome and a sliding fee is available.

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