Welcome to Lepenseur Youth & Family Services

Le Penseur is considered a leader in the provision of youth and family services in the city of Chicago. Our name Le Penseur, which means "the thinker" in French is one significant reason we have grown to leadership status. Our staff, board and volunteers are dedicated ...always thinking of innovative ways to bring quality and effective services to our program participants and to the communities we serve.

Our History

Our Mission

The mission of Le Penseur Youth & Family Services, Inc. is to serve individuals who need assistance in maintaining or achieving their full potential for self-direction and independence. We employ professionals to develop and implement programs that emphasize the connection between healthy youth, families and healthy communities.

Our Focus

Our focus is to meet the physical, emotional, social, educational and spiritual needs of individuals regardless of race, religion, social or economic status, assisting them towards self-sufficiency.


We offer programs on health and physical skills, personal and social skills, cognitive and creative skills, vocational and citizenship skills, health education, mentoring and peer partnerships, interpersonal development, employment placement, family, child, and youth violence prevention, as well as cultural diversity.

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Empowering Youth & Family Self-Sufficiency

Every year Le Penseur Youth & Family Services, Inc. works towards helping individuals who need assistance. This fight is made possible by the generous support of people like you.

We’re asking you, today, to take a part in helping our communities by making a simple donation. Your donation will help employ the unemployed, feed a child, help our youth achieve self-sufficiency; continue to provide our youth with shelters, and supportive services.


Overall Process

Raised $ 1300 Goal $ 25,000

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8550 S. Manistee Ave
Chicago, IL 60617