Who We Are
Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services (NEDFYS) is a community-based, nonprofit 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 specializes in crisis intervention and juvenile justice, serving adolescents throughout DuPage County. We also collaborate with local schools to serve students identified as having social and emotional needs that are negatively impacting their behavior and academic performance.
NEDFYS has established strong partnerships with the villages of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, and Itasca to provide mental health and social services to residents in those communities. NEDFYS works closely with these police departments by providing short-term counseling services, follow-up on domestic violence calls, and community resource referrals.
NEDFYS was originally organized in 1976 as a result of an intergovernmental agreement between the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Itasca, and Wood Dale. For approximately 20 years, the agency was run primarily as an employee assistance program and staffed with one, full-time employee from the Village of Addison.
In 1998, the agency administration shifted to a part-time contract and was renamed Quad Community Social Services. In 2007, the agency was incorporated and granted 501(c)3 status. To commemorate this change, the agency was renamed Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services and shifted from a contracted director to employ an 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.