Events

From summer programs to support groups to teen leadership retreats, there’s always a lot going on at Response Center.

Our ongoing events and programs include:

Operation Snowball
Planned and led by teens for teens, Operation Snowball is a fun, intensive yearly weekend retreat that helps participants develop confidence, purpose, and leadership skills.

Summer Programs
We offer a variety of engaging, hands-on summer programs for teens focused on topics of interest to them. Kids spend the summer socializing, learning, and above all, having a great time.

Educational & Support Groups
Throughout the year, our staff leads support groups where you can talk honestly and openly with other teens about important issues like gender identity, stress reduction, self-esteem, and more.

Annual Benefit
Tuned In: The Larry Dobkin Event

Proceeds support the counseling, prevention programs, leadership activities and sexual health services Response provides to over 12,000 adolescents and their families each year. Response empowers 12-to 24-year-olds to make healthy life choices.

To stay updated, like Response Center’s Facebook page or check the JCFS calendar to see what new events and programs have been added!

Date Event Location Contact
Response Center
Support Groups

6:30-8pm

Response Center
Support Groups

Support for parents of teens

Each session will have a specific theme, as well as incorporate the needs of parents attending.

Join us in exploring these and other questions.

Response Center
Support Groups

Response Center
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Support Groups
Liz Ellis
773.516.5508
Response Center
Special Events

3-5pm

3pm Munchies & Mingling (Dietary Laws Observed)
4pm Program

Response Center
Special Events

Join us for Tuned In Tune Back Time, the 11th annual benefit for Response Center!
We will flash back to the 1970s, when Response Center first opened, and take a groovy trip through the decades to see how Response Center has grown and changed. Proceeds support counseling, sexual health services, and prevention and leadership programs for 12,000 adolescents and their families every year. This event honors the memory of our friend Larry Dobkin, a dedicated advocate and supporter of Response Center.

Response Center
Special Events

Loft 21
1501 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
United States

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Special Events
Emily Elbring
773.467.3891
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A fun and intensive weekend retreat to develop confidence and purpose as leaders.

Teens from all over the Chicago area attend this very special, three-day retreat to meet other teens with similar interests and engage in stimulating, conversations and activities lead by their peers—supported by adult leaders—that both encourage open discussion of belief systems and inspire extensive self-reflection. Along the way, strong friendships are forged. The retreat is a safe space for teens to express themselves and share their life experiences with others.

Response Center
Response Center
Response Center
Response Center

A fun and intensive weekend retreat to develop confidence and purpose as leaders.

Teens from all over the Chicago area attend this very special, three-day retreat to meet other teens with similar interests and engage in stimulating, conversations and activities lead by their peers—supported by adult leaders—that both encourage open discussion of belief systems and inspire extensive self-reflection. Along the way, strong friendships are forged. The retreat is a safe space for teens to express themselves and share their life experiences with others.

Response Center
Response Center
Response Center
Response Center

A fun and intensive weekend retreat to develop confidence and purpose as leaders.

Teens from all over the Chicago area attend this very special, three-day retreat to meet other teens with similar interests and engage in stimulating, conversations and activities lead by their peers—supported by adult leaders—that both encourage open discussion of belief systems and inspire extensive self-reflection. Along the way, strong friendships are forged. The retreat is a safe space for teens to express themselves and share their life experiences with others.

Response Center
Response Center
Response Center
Support Groups

6:30-8pm

Response Center
Support Groups

Support for parents of teens

Each session will have a specific theme, as well as incorporate the needs of parents attending.

Join us in exploring these and other questions.

Response Center
Support Groups

Response Center
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

View Map
Response Center
Support Groups
Liz Ellis
773.516.5508
Response Center
Support Groups

6:30-8pm

Response Center
Support Groups

Support for parents of teens

Each session will have a specific theme, as well as incorporate the needs of parents attending.

Join us in exploring these and other questions.

Response Center
Support Groups

Response Center
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

View Map
Response Center
Support Groups
Liz Ellis
773.516.5508