When faced with a crisis, people often recognize that professional help is needed, but may not know where to obtain appropriate services. The Social Services Unit offers Vernon Hills' residents and families the opportunity to work through difficulties. All services are free and confidential.
Numerous services are available, inlcuding crisis intervention, individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Issues such as depression, suicide, domestic violence and marital conflict are addressed. Youth problems, including substance abuse, runaway and parent-child conflict are some of the many areas the Unit services.
The Village of Vernon Hills has contracted with OMNI Youth Services to provide social services to families and/or individuals who have been referred by the Vernon Hills Police Department. These services will be provided by OMNI Social Worker, Mr. Vel Vetri, at the Vernon Hills Police Department or in the community, as needed.
If you would like some general information, here are some helpful links:
A Safe Place -- Domestic Violence Shelter
Provides shelter, court advocacy, referrals and comprehensive counseling programs for victims of domestic violence - women and children who have been physically, verbally, or emotionally abused.
P.O. Box 1067
Help Line: 847-249-4450
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Providing local services to the victims of domestic violence. Including crisis telephone counseling, and/or temporary shelter for the victim and their dependent children, and/or peer and professional counseling, and/or assistance in obtaining community resources, and/or help in acquiring employment skills, and/or work referral.
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) is a not-for-profit corporation of 30 community-based sexual assault crisis centers working together to end sexual violence. Each center provides 24-hour crisis intervention services, counseling and advocacy for victims of sexual assault and their significant others
415 W. Golf Rd., Suite 47
Arlington Heights, IL 60005