History/Mission

Mission
The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc. (YSB) assists youth as they build healthy lives and relationships with their families, friends, and community.

Philosophy
Through the years, YSB has developed a philosophy of networking with other community resources to assist youth with problem-solving and to develop programs to meet the needs of youth.  YSB therapists are Master’s Level and work exclusively with youth and their families.  The therapists are skilled in assessing the needs of families, engaging youth, and recognizing their strengths.  The staff works with youth and their families to establish positive alternatives to negative and/or destructive behaviors and to use community resources when appropriate.

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History
The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) has been enriching the lives and relationships of youth ages 8 to 18 and their families for over 45 years. YSB became a separate agency in 1971 after being a City of DeKalb Department since 1969. YSB was one of three initial youth service bureaus in Illinois and since its inception, continues to respond to and meet the service needs of today’s youth and their families. YSB is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from throughout DeKalb County.

About 40% of our financial support comes from the DeKalb County Community Mental health Board

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Annual Report YSB FY16

Annual Report YSB FY15

Annual Report YSB FY14