Who We Are
Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS) is a community-based organization that provides high quality, accessible mental health, and social services to underserved residents of DuPage County. NEDFYS works with children, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds to promote physical and mental wellness, healthy relationships, and cognitive and social skill development.
What We Do
NEDFYS has contracts with the villages of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, and Itasca to provide social services for their residents. NEDFYS also specializes in providing crisis intervention and counseling for at-risk youth and youth involved with the juvenile justice system in DuPage County. NEDFYS works collaboratively with staff from several local area elementary, junior high and high schools to serve students who have been identified by school personnel as having social and emotional needs that are negatively impacting their cognitive and executive functioning.
NEDFYS was originally organized in 1976 as a result of an intergovernmental agreement between the communities of Bensenville, Wood Dale, Addison, and Itasca. For approximately 20 years, the agency was run primarily as an employee assistance program and staffed by a full-time employee of the Village of Addison. In 1998, agency administration shifted to a part-time contract position and was renamed Quad Community Social Services. In 2007, the agency was incorporated and awarded 501(c)(3) status. To commemorate this change, the agency changed its name to Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services and shifted from a contracted director to employing the executive director and staff. In 2012, NEDFYS was granted a Child Welfare License by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). This license sets forth standards regarding agency administration and financial management, personnel requirements, and the provision of services to children.