Chesco LIFE will be closing its doors on December 31, 2023.
Helping Chester County families reach their goals
I would not have been able to handle it on my own. No hubiera podido manejarlo por mi cuenta.”
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How We Can Help
Chesco LIFE is a team of both experienced parents and professionals who work closely with families to offer invaluable support as well as provide information and referral resources. We are a free program to Chester County families with children up to age 21. Diagnosis and insurance is not required.
You don’t have to know what type of help you need to reach out. Our team will listen to your specific needs and guide you to the right support.
We provide support in 3 specific ways:
Family Support Specialists
Our Family Support Specialists are parents, who have a lived experience with their own children’s challenges. They understand how to help families navigate the child and adult serving systems. This is done in a supportive, parent-to-parent relationship. Bilingual support is available.
CYF Youth Mentor
Our CYF Youth Mentor has a lived experience with their own mental health journey, and mentor young persons going through similar challenges. The youth mentor will focus on empowering and educating the young person to advocate for themselves so they can thrive within their community. Eligibility requires CYF involvement.
CYF Mental Health Parent Mentor
Our CYF Mental Health Parent Mentor has both a lived experience with their own mental health journey and as a parent with their own children’s struggles. They are proficient in helping families navigate the child/adult serving systems. This is done in a supportive, parent-to-parent relationship for families who are open with CYF. The focus is on the well-being of the parents, caregivers, and family. Eligibility requires CYF involvement.
Chesco LIFE Program
Provided at no cost to Chester County families with children from birth to age 21. Diagnosis and insurance are not required. Bilingual services are available.
Chesco LIFE is funded and supported by the Chester County Department of Children, Youth, and Families with oversight administration being provided by the Chester County Department of Human Services.