FFC was established in 2000 in response to repeated acts of violence and unrest in the community. One act of violence in particular caught the attention of then Congressman Mark Kirk. It was the murder of two young men who were killed execution style and left in the trunk of a car. Congressman Kirk was so impressed w
Rachel Chenier is a passionate and visionary leader dedicated to empowering and transforming the lives of families in Lake County, IL as the Executive Director of Family First Center of lake County. With a deep commitment to community well-being and social impact, Rachel has played a pivotal role in steering the non-profit organization towards its mission of assisting families in effecting positive change in their lives. Rachel's leadership is informed by a wealth of experience and expertise in nonprofit management, strategic planning and community development. Her profound understanding of the challenges facing local families, coupled with her innovative and compassionate approach, has been instrumental in driving the Family First Center's initiatives and programs.
Dr. Evelyn Chenier, Ph.D., is a dedicated and compassionate licensed professional counselor with a wealth of experience in mental health services and counseling. Dr. Chenier earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Psychology from National Louis University, where she developed a deep understanding of the complex social and psychological dynamics that impact individuals and communities. She also hold a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology, reflecting her commitment to a holistic and multifaceted approach to mental health and well being.
Mental health services provided by DR. Chenier.
A parent and child group for ages 0-5.
After school program for kids to explore science
Get a G.R.I.P. on life with our teen mentoring group.
Services for Seniors who reside in Lake County, IL.
Partnership with the Great Lakes Marine Corps annual toy giveaway for all individual requests.
See all of our upcoming and past programming, events and monthly schedule fpr community development and youth empowerment!
The Formative Years 0-5; Smarties 5-12; G.R.I.P. - Gang Resistance 13-19 is for youth empowerment and community development with our After School Program and Mobile Kids Corner!
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