New Directions: Mental Health Juvenile Justice

We see the whole picture. Navigating Mental Health & Juvenile Justice.

New Directions at Anixter Center offers expert linkage and referral care coordination for youth aged 8 to 17 who are experiencing an emotional issue or mental health concern and are involved or at-risk of involvement with the justice system. Serving Cook County with a focus on the South and West sides of Chicago, we walk this journey with the youth and their families – in partnership. We develop individual action plans that fully engage all parties to recovery and a hopeful future.

Our Services

Direct services include:

  • Mental health screenings & assessments
  • A wellness plan for mental health recovery
  • Supporting youth in the court process
  • Reintegration into community life

We also offer linkage and referral services, including:

  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Psychiatric service referrals
  • Psychological assessment
  • Substance use treatment
  • Educational services
  • Mentoring
A group of young men talking in a therapy session.
Anixter staff at an outreach event

The Anixter Difference

At Anixter, we go the extra mile. We meet individuals directly where they are within their communities. We believe that all people deserve access to the resources they need to be successful. That’s why we embrace an individualized, person-centered approach to our services.

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    Anixter Center – New Directions

    1340 S. Damen Ave.

    Chicago, IL  60608