Serving the Community
Barrington Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is a community-based, non-profit social service agency, providing comprehensive family counseling, youth outreach and prevention programming for Barrington area youth and their families.
BYFS' service boundaries coincide with Barrington Community Unit School District 220, including portions of Cook, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties, and Barrington, Cuba, Dundee and Ela townships.
BYFS collaborates with local government, schools and community leaders to design programs that address the specific issues and needs of Barrington area families, as well as identify and respond to new issues as they emerge.
BYFS Personal Coaching Services for Adults and Students
Handling Bullies * LifeStyle Tune Up * Personalized Parenting
Private appointments are available with our licensed personal coaches including daily follow-up via email or text. Learn more...
BYFS offers counseling and mental health assessments to address concerns of at-risk/ unusual behavior. Call 847-381-0345 for an appointment. Most insurance accepted, sliding fee scale available. BYFS offices are conveniently located across from Barrington High School.
BYFS offers teen support groups as highlighted in the Counseling for Students tab.
BYFS's Pathways Mentoring Program for Barrington Middle School participants and BHS high school mentors are highlighted under the Youth Outreach tab.
Are you a student struggling with a problem?
BYFS CAN HELP
Informative BYFS materials/ articles...
Your Child's Mental Health: What You Need to Know
Back to School Tips
Benefits of Counseling
Effectively Communicating with Your Children
Promoting Postive Peer Interactions
How to Identify and Deal with Bullying
BYFS is supported by:
BYFS is a member of the Barrington Chamber of Commerce