Family Services

Is your family in crisis? You don’t have to face your problems alone. Nicasa can help.

Family Advocacy Services with the Family Sustainability Program funded by Baxter International Inc.

Nicasa can help your family address its needs. Our family advocacy counselors are trained to help you address, step-by-step, whatever crises you are facing.  Family Advocacy Services are free to eligible families.

Nicasa provides:

  • Compassionate service advocacy and case management
  • Parent support and education
  • Referrals for health care
  • Referrals for domestic violence counseling
  • Referrals to other local social service agencies and townships for financial and basic needs assistance
  • Family counseling
  • Referrals to other Nicasa services including substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, and anger management

The only requirement for participation in family advocacy services is that families have children under the age of 18 (at home or in other custody).

Family Advocacy Services are available at Nicasa’s Round Lake, Waukegan, North Chicago, Zion, and Highland Park offices. Services are available in English and Spanish. Family Advocacy services are free to eligible families.  Funding for Family Advocacy Services is provided in part by Baxter International Inc., the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, and Waukegan Community Development Block Grant.

Parent Programming

Nicasa’s parent education and support programs are adapted from the nationally-recognized, award-winning Parent Project, which was developed by Nicasa in 1988. Nicasa recognizes that healthy family functioning can be an important factor in preventing youth substance use and other risky behaviors. Nicasa provides parent programming at Nicasa facilities, in workplaces, and in schools.

Parent programming is available in English and Spanish during day and evening hours. Parent education at Nicasa’s Round Lake, Waukegan, North Chicago, and Highland Park office is free. Parent programming at schools, workplaces and other community locations is available on a contractual basis.

To make an appointment for family services, please contact us.