Family Services

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) was founded in Chicago in 1930 to provide the youth a safe place to play and participate in organized athletic competition. CYO’s mission is to bring youth together, to foster strong relationships in families and communities, and to help them lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives through sports.

The Maryville CYO sponsors organized athletic programs throughout the year, notably basketball, cross country, track and field and cheerleading, utilizing facilities such as Catholic schools, YMCA, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools.

Each year, approximately 3,000 youth, ages 8-19, participate in CYO events in the Chicago area.  Maryville sponsors and directs this program on behalf of the Archdiocese of Chicago. It is open to young people of all faiths.

Catholic Youth Org.(CYO) – Maryville Academy (

Maryville Crisis Nursery

The Maryville Crisis Nursery is a vital and innovative program that provides free short-term care for parents in distress and experiencing a crisis. The Crisis Nursery protects their children, birth to 6, from abuse, neglect or trauma.

Children receive round-the-clock child care for up to 72 hours for each stay. This safe and nurturing environment is designed to protect them from harmful experiences and the damaging effects of trauma. Issues that bring families to the Maryville Crisis Nursery include unemployment, parental illness or hospitalization, poverty and homelessness.

The Crisis Nursery is located at 6650 W. Irving Park in Chicago. Parents can call the 24-Hour Crisis Helpline, 773-205-3637, to avail of services. 

Early Childhood – Maryville Crisis Nursery – Maryville Academy (

Homes for Teen Moms – Casa Imani Homes

The Casa Imani program, located on our Eisenberg Campus in Bartlett, IL, is s therapeutic residential home for parenting and pregnant adolescent girls, ages 13 to 20 and their babies, with a history of childhood trauma and intellectual disability and mental illness. The program focuses on parenting skills training and support services to increase resilience and change the course of young women’s lives and their children. Treatment at Casa Imani is designed to build stable, consistent and healthy relationships with staff, foster healthy regulation of emotions, and build social, emotional, behavioural and spiritual resources for the young girls.

Home for Teens – Casa Imani Homes – Maryville Academy (

Homes for Teen Moms – Saint Mary of Celle

Saint Mary of Celle in Berwyn is an extension of the Casa Imani program. This program addresses the special needs of pregnant and parenting young women who are at-risk, their children and their families. It will prepare young women for the transition to a temporary or independent living environment. In addition to providing safe housing and vital assistance related to school, counseling, life skills training, health services and case management under the Casa Imani program, Saint Mary of Celle will provide additional resources around parenting. and career development with an emphasis on keeping these young families together comprehensively and holistically.

Homes for Teens – Saint Mary of Celle – Maryville Academy (

What they are taught

  • gardening
  • fishing
  • bike riding
  • cooking
  • baby yoga
  • Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Coaching and counseling are available to them.

Contact Us

Casa Imani Homes, 951 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103 | (P) 630-736-7450
Saint Mary of Celle Home, 1431 Euclid Ave., Berwyn, IL 60402 | (P )872-294-1800

Maryville Academy Mother’s Recovery Home Network

The Maryville Academy Mother’s Recovery Home Network is comprised of two Maryville recovery programs: Saint Monica Homes located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. It is a residence for up to 18 women between the ages of 18 and 35 and their children up to age 10. Saint Josephine Bakhita Homes, located in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago, can follow Saint Monica Homes where mothers and their children experience a less restrictive home setting. The goal at Saint Josephine Bakhita Homes is to allow mothers to focus on gaining independence and putting into practice the life skills they have learned.

Women admitted to the programs will receive individual and group treatment designed to help examine their mental health, emotional, medical, neurobiological and socioeconomic conditions. Once an assessment is completed by a Maryville Family Behavioural Health Clinic staff, specific treatment plans will be assigned to address the unique needs of each woman. The program is designed to last six months at Saint Monica Homes. During that time, the mothers will have the opportunity to engage with a
parenting coach and participate in classes. A vocational coordinator will work with each mother in a workforce development program and provide job-readiness training. Substance abuse treatment and mental health therapeutic services will be offered through the Family Behavioural Health Clinic.

Substance abuse services provided by the Mother’s Recovery Home Network cover:

  • Addiction and common effects/consequences
  • Decision making
  • Neurobiological effects of drugs on the brain
  • Socioeconomic effects of drug use
  • Coping skill development/management
  • Emotional regulation, skill building and reinforcement.
  • Emotional identification and processing
  • The effects of substance abuse on mental health conditions
  • Anger management (as it relates to substance abuse)
  • Depression management
  • Relapse signs, symptoms and management
  • The role of nutrition in recovery
  • People, places and things that might cause a relapse response.
  • Communication skill building and development.

Contact Us

Saint Monica Homes, 1658 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 | (P) 312-491-3500
Saint Josephine Bakhita Homes, 115 N. Parkside Ave., Chicago, IL 60644 | (P) 872-250-9720

Maryville Golf Academy

In the spirit of tradition and excellence that Saint Mary’s Training School (renamed Maryville Academy in 1950) started in 1883, the Maryville Golf Academy continues Maryville’s 140-year tradition of teaching children and young adults skill sets and life lessons and building their character to prepare them for a brighter and successful future. Established in 1994, the Maryville Golf Academy offers the Maryville children residing on the Des Plaines campus the opportunity to work, play and practice at neighboring facilities. Celebrating 29 years this year, it continues its growth and outreach, serving hundreds of children, youth and young adults who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn and grow in the game. The Maryville Golf Academy develops them as players, caddies or clubmakers. They learn to play golf as well as the values and lessons inherent in the game that are embodied by Maryville and the Maryville Golf Academy founders, such as etiquette, respect, honesty, perseverance, responsibility and sportsmanship.

Here are ways the Maryville Golf Academy collaborates with Maryville programs and community organizations

  • We are teaching life skills to boys and girls in our Maryville residential programs for displaced children, parenting and pregnant teens, the Department of Juvenile Justice Transitional Living Program and Charles H. Walsh Sr. Academy & Career Tech High School.
  • We offer in-school golf and caddy training at faith-based entities such as Providence St. Mel, Christ The King and Hope Excel.
  • We train caddies at the Salvation Army and Joan Kroc Community Center.
  • We are vested in areas where our children are vulnerable Specifically in Austin, Marquette, South Shore, Jackson Park and Pullman neighborhoods.
  • Inspired by two of the Illinois PGA Foundation Initiatives, Project HOPE and Golf Works, the Maryville Golf Academy grew its programs to include serving veterans and their families.

Contact Us

1150 N. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016