– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


The Warming House Youth Center provides a safe, supervised, and substance-free atmosphere where teen ownership and decision-making opportunities thrive. Our trained staff encourages growth and acceptance, promotes communication, and helps develop the skills of high school aged teens.

Warming House staff members provide teen supervision during all open shift hours. They aim primarily to create a welcoming, nurturing and accepting atmosphere so that teens feel at home at the Center. Staff members enforce limits and boundaries, address problem behavior, and de-escalate conflict in order to maintain a safe environment. They also build strong, healthy, trusting relationships with participants so that teens feel comfortable opening up to staff. Additionally, the Center’s confidentiality policy allows teens to talk openly with staff, without the threat of their comments being spread to others. Staff members encourage youth leadership through the Youth Leadership Board, and through ongoing programs and activities. Teens are always enlisted in program planning, implementation, and decision-making processes.


Opportunities Available with Warming House Youth Center

Staff Members

We look for new staff members on an ongoing basis.  Staff members must have at least junior standing in college.  We prefer that undergraduate and graduate level students have some…


Youth Leadership Board

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply to become a member of the Warming House Youth Leadership Board.  YLB teens are responsible for assisting with fundraising events, doing outreach…


Board of Directors

WARMING HOUSE YOUTH CENTER Board Member Responsibilities   Since 1971, The Warming House Youth Center has served local youth as a drop-in Center.  Located in Howard Park in Wilmette, the…


Ongoing Opportunities with Warming House Youth Center

Board Members: Working with our board of directors is a great way to support the youth of our community


Ongoing Opportunities:

Board Members:
Working with our board of directors is a great way to support the youth of our community, not to mention an opportunity to work with some wonderful community members. Board members help with agency fund raising, support to staff, public relations, and agency policy setting and administration. We are currently looking for dedicated community volunteers to serve on our board.

Staff Volunteer:
Join our other youth workers in supporting North Shore youth. We are open to teens five days per week and need volunteers to help staff these shifts. Must be able to work one to two shifts per week and attend monthly meetings. Junior standing in college required. One year commitment required

Opportunities Available: Tuesday Thursday Saturday Afternoons Evenings