Barrington Youth & Family Services (BYFS) is a community-based, nonprofit social service agency. The goal of BYFS is to build healthier families by providing counseling and preventative programming to children, teens, couples and families. Their approach focuses on supporting the social, psychological, and emotional well being of all they serve. Click here to visit the BYFS website!
Broncos Committed is Barrington High School's Life of an Athlete program, developed by John Underwood from upstate New York. Broncos Committed is not a club - it's a lifestyle that raises the bar of excellence for both the athlete and the non-athlete. It asks BHS students to commit to a 100% drug and alcohol free lifestyle, and it provides scientific rationale for all things related to optimal performance. Broncos Committed is every bit as much about character and not only committing to one's own excellence, but to one's team, school, and town. Have a question? Contact Amy Winkelman, BHS Student Assistance Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
BStrong Together has been created to support parents, children and youth, community members and others impacting the lives of Barrington area children in our shared goal of raising happy, healthy, resilient, and adaptable children capable of successfully navigating the world of today and the future. We are a coalition of community groups, educational entities, healthcare organizations, and community members. To accomplish our goals, BStrong Together will plan speaker events, parent coffees, and educational opportunities for parents and community members; develop programming for children and youth of all ages; and host a robust website with resources on a wide variety of subjects designed to support and provide resources for parents, youth, and community members. Click here to visit the BStrong Together website.
Erika's Lighthouse is a Chicago-based organization whose goal is educating communities about mental health issues. One of their initiatives is creating clubs in area schools and training club members through their teen panel program. The program is a peer-to-peer depression education program, where students learn to speak to their classmates about depression, the warning signs and how to get help to their peers. Click here to visit the Erika's Lighthouse website.
Erin’s Law was passed in January 2013 and requires all public schools to implement age-appropriate, prevention-oriented sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education for grades PK-12. If sexual abuse or assault of a student occurs, students and families should contact the nearest hospital, police or a trusted school employee for help. All Barrington 220 employees are state-mandated reporters and are required to report allegations of abuse and/or neglect to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Please see additional resources below.
The Healthier Barrington Coalition is a partnership of 25 area groups, working together to improve the local quality of life. The coalition brings community leaders, organizations and interested individuals together in order to make the Barrington area and nearby communities healthier places to live, work and play through collaborative action. Click here to visit the Healthier Barrington Coalition website.
The Light for Life Foundation Int’l/Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts by making suicide Prevention accessible to everyone and removing barriers to help. Click here to visit their website.
Phone: 800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor