Welcome parents – this portion of the website is designed just for YOU! We have helpful information to fill you in on what’s happening at Y.O.U., a calendar of events, and other resources that may come in handy. Please take a look around. As always, we’re thrilled to hear directly from you, so please feel free to contact us at the numbers below.  


We are always excited to speak with parents! Below are contacts for the different services you may be interested in. All of our services are entirely free:

Ariel Maschke
847-866-1200 x. 0

Afterschool Programs
Laura Dell
847-866-1200 x. 240

24-Hour Crisis Intervention
Call 847-866-1200 x. 320 to page the staff member on call

Individual and Family Counseling
Leah Seligman
847-866-1201 x. 321

Ariel Maschke
847-866-1200 x. 0


Y.O.U. is privileged to have many talented youth who love to write and share their stories. Among other things, this blog was created as a creative outlet for those youth; a way for them to share their story and experience at Y.O.U. Visit the Y.O.U. Blog.

Additional Resources

We know many families are struggling to make ends meet in this economic downturn. Through our programs, we provide youth with school supplies, food, and other basic services. We also realize that your family may have unmet needs. Fortunately, there are many wonderful organizations in Evanston and Skokie that can help. We are glad to help you connect with these organizations; simply contact us using the information listed above. In addition, below are links to lists of Evanston organizations that can help with:


Food Assistance

Social Services 

Women’s Issues

Legal Services