At SGA Youth & Family Services, we use proven techniques to make real, sustainable change for the most underserved individuals and communities throughout Illinois, including the city of Chicago, suburban Cook County, Lake County, and Will County.


Our Mission: SGA helps children, families and communities facing great challenges to realize their potential. 


SGA creates and implements innovative, tailored solutions based on best practices to continuously improve outcomes for individuals and communities. SGA is committed to fulfilling its mission with respect, integrity and accountability. Our success is driven by using innovative services, providing sustainable programs, employing collaborative efforts, and by having measurable outcomes. We are constantly evolving to adapt to the communities we serve and the ever-changing needs of those we serve. 

Our organization was founded in 1911, so we have a long history of helping people realize their greatest potential. Today we employ the Cycle of Opportunity® system which helps break the cycle of adversity and provides families with opportunities to change their lives and their communities. This service model comprises four core programming areas: