Child and Family Treatment Center

Our CFTC provides residential treatment intervention for youth experiencing extreme emotional challenges.


DCFS- and ISBE-referred youth ages 10-18

Service areas

Behavioral & emotional challenges | Interim placement

Mentor a CFTC Youth

Mentor Application

Join our Auxiliary Board

Love planning parties? Pour into the lives of our residential CFTC youth on our Auxiliary Board.

Join our Associate Board

Are you a networking young professional with a heart for youth? Consider our Associate Board.


Now hiring interns!

The toll of physical abuse, neglect, abandonment, and violence is often a youth’s emotional and mental stability. Our CFTC treatment teams use a multi-faceted, trauma-informed approach to help youth needing extra support find emotional balance, develop coping skills for tough times, and learn how to form healthy relationships.

Together with therapists, mentors, and family, our CFTC programming provides a healing residential treatment plan that allows youth to successfully return to their families or, in certain cases, prepare them for placement with a foster family.

I am happy here because I have friends and people who care about me. Lawrence Hall means stability to me.


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