Lakes Center for Youth & Families (formerly Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau) has been providing support and guidance to youth and their families since 1976. We serve all of Chisago County and the Forest Lake School District area. Our services include Counseling, Intervention, and Enrichment.
Counseling: We seek to build and strengthen our community through our work with children, adults and family systems. Life transitions, difficult circumstances and mental health-related symptoms without support, can feel overwhelming and isolating. Our counseling center uses evidence-based approach and therapy to treat a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma-related disorders.
Intervention: Using classes, individual programs, and group, we encourage and help youth develop healthy, positive decision-making skills and interrupt a pattern of behavior that has resulted in negative outcomes.
Enrichment: We provide afterschool programming for children in grades 4-6 to learn positive decision-making skills; a summer safety camp for children and teen volunteers; and in school classes and work based learning with local businesses in partnership with Forest Lake Area Schools for youth in grades 4-6.