FACE-Kids provides group counseling services to Dane County children who have a wide range of mental health needs.

FACE-Kids (Five+ Agency Cooperative Effort) is a collaboration of these community agencies: Agrace, Catholic Charities, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Family Service Madison, Journey Mental Health Center, Lutheran Social Services, and The Rainbow Project. FACE-Kids uses a collaborative system as a strategy to provide accessible group counseling in schools, neighborhood centers, and FACE-Kids agencies.

FACE-Kids offers group counseling to school-aged youth on a wide range of mental health and social skills topics. We also provide school-based targeted suicide prevention services to rural middle and high school youth in Marshall and Deerfield, and train school staff there to reduce risk factors and work directly with youth who have been identified as at-risk for suicide.  

The ultimate goal of FACE-Kids is to help strengthen and improve a child’s individual, family, and school life by being a part of a supportive group with others in a similar situation.

Group Topics

Common group topics include:

  • Social Skills

  • Anxiety

  • Anger Management

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Family Change

  • Self-Esteem
Who Is Eligible
FACE-Kids works with K-12 youth in schools, community centers, community agencies or churches.

Priority for service is given to youth experiencing life crisis or difficulty functioning due to:

  • Mental health issues or mental illness.
  • Being affected in some way by violence and/or abuse.
  • A need for social skills training.

Area youth are referred to the groups by participating agencies, area school personnel, Dane County Department of Human Services, neighborhood centers, health practitioners, and parents.

Cost For Service
Services are provided free of charge. 
Contact Information
Emily Jaime, MA, LMFT
Program Manager: FACE-Kids and Choices

Catholic Charities
702 S. High Point Road, Ste. 105
Madison, WI 53719
P: (608) 826-8010 or (800) 236-4673
F: (608) 826-8027
2015 Service Results
  • 91% of youth improved their level of functioning at home and in school.

  • 91% of youth increased their understanding of how to manage and cope with their problems.


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