From Summer Programs to Support Groups to Teen Leadership Retreats, there’s Always a Lot Going on at Response Center.

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It’s That Easy:
Navigating Sexuality Conversations at Home

Join us for “It’s That Easy: Navigating Sexuality Conversations at Home” presented by JCFS Response for Teens and YWCA Evanston/North Shore. This FREE in-person session is perfect for parents, caregivers, and family members looking to deepen their understanding of healthy sexuality and child development.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore 1215 Church Street, Evanston, IL

Choose a date that suits you:
Tuesday, July 23rd 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 25th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, August 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Today!

Led by YWCA and Response for Teens professionals, this engaging workshop explores your role in your child’s sexual health education. Share experiences, identify values, learn about healthy sexual development, and connect and collaborate with fellow caregivers.

For more information email Alyssa Robbins.

Our ongoing events and programs also include:

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.

To stay updated on our ongoing events and programs, check the JCFS Chicago calendar to see what new events and programs have been added!

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

JCFS, Response for Teens, and the Response Advisory Council express our since thanks to everyone who supported Tuned In: The Larry Dobkin Event. Thanks to you, we raised almost $300,000 which will support young people ages 12 – 24 and their families in the Chicago Jewish and general community with counseling, community education, and leadership development programs. 

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