Where teens can be themselves.

Started in 1970, Response for Teens is a JCFS Chicago program specifically devoted to supporting adolescents (ages 12 through 24) and their families in the Jewish and general community.

We’re proud to offer a safe, welcoming space where teens can receive assistance dealing with life’s challenges, meet new friends, and feel free to be themselves.

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JCFS testimonials Quote

Response’s reputation for high quality, comprehensive therapeutic service to youth and emerging adults has always been something I have admired from afar…I am gratefully part of this wonderful program!

David Lipschutz, Director of Response for Teens

Our Counseling Services


At Response for Teens, our experienced therapists provide a safe and comfortable space where you can talk freely about challenging issues you might need help with. Amongst other things, we focus on depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, and self-esteem concerns. Our experienced and affirming therapists offer individual, family, and group therapy to meet your unique needs

Resources For Teens

Additional Resources for Parents & Professionals

Read about the team members who are vital to us fulfilling our mission at Response for Teens

Meet Our Staff

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For assistance or more information, call us at 855.275.5237 or email us at Ask@JCFS.org.