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ACES (At Risk Counseling and Education Services)

ACES (At Risk Counseling and Education Services)

Metropolitan Family Services

School-based counseling program for at-risk youth in grades 1-8.

Services Offered

Academic Assistance • Behavioral Intervention • Parent Support • Counseling • Socializing • School Based Services • Atrisk Youth


ACES is a school-based program for at-risk youth identified by teachers, school counselors and parents. Goals include improving school behavior, social skills, social/emotional problems, cognitive functioning and parental involvement.


235 E. 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60628 41.7069944 -87.6166785

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


-For students enrolled in the following Chicago schools: Bennett, Emmett Till, and George Pullman.
-Students should be at least 6 yrs old.


  • This service is free


  • Children accepted
  • Teens accepted

How to Apply

Referrals are accepted from teachers, school staff and parents.. Call the intake line at 773-371-3642 to begin intake process. If no one is available, leave a voicemail with your name and telephone number. Calls are generally returned within 48 hours.

An intake form will be provided by the staff counselor, who will also do a mental health assessment upon meeting the child. She will then begin counseling twice a month for three months.

Counseling is provided at the schools during the school year and in the office or at home during the summer.