Garden of Prayer Youth Center offers many services to children and families in the Kankakee, Illinois community. The goal of our services is to keep families together, encourage and inspire kids and teens to do their best in school, and help at-risk youth become their best selves. To this end, we offer group home services for teens and young adults, clinical therapy services for individuals, groups, and families, educational enrichment programs including after-school programs for children and teens, summer day camp, and job readiness training, performance and visual arts classes, parenting support classes, nutrition education classes, and Christian living classes.

While much of our ministry and mission is focused around children, we realize that a cohesive family is important in the upbringing of children and teens, so we assist parents by offering counseling, support, educational classes, and training. Over the years, we have seen our services impact the lives of many children and their families for the better--people formerly without hope have support, encouragement, and a pathway to success because of the help of GOPYC volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

  • Youth and Family Enrichment Programs +

    Educational Enrichment Programs Our goal is to develop girls and boys into young women and men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others. We stress the total development of each child spiritual, intellectual, social and physical. Student Read More
  • Community and Business Development +

    Community Outreach and Engagement Programs Our goal is to increase resilience, provide support and build skills that will stabilize families, keep them together, and increase their ability to self-advocate and be self-sufficient. Parenting SupportWe provide parenting support in a group format that is designed to Read More
  • Early Education and Intervention +

    Early Education and Intervention Our goal is to provide children with educational and developmental support that lay a foundation for life-long learning. We will assist them with reaching their maximum learning potential. Early Childhood Education We provide safe and developmentally enriching caregiving and education Read More
  • Clinical Services +

    Clinical Services The goal of our clinical programs is to provide comprehensive services that will improve the well-being of persons served and strengthen the family unit. HOPE Behavioral Health Services (HBHS) is a community based behavioral health program. We strive to improve Read More
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P.O. Box 532, Kankakee, IL 60901
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