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Jill Yerkes MSW, LCSW
School Social Worker

13100 S. 82nd Ave.
Palos Park, IL  60464

Ph: Ph: (708) 761-3906
Fx: (708) 448-0754

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Welcome! I’m Jill Yerkes, the school social worker at Palos South. I've been working in District 118 as a school social worker since 2001.

I enjoy my position immensely.  Helping students navigate the common social and emotional difficulties at school can be challenging, but is always rewarding.  Our hope at Palos South is that we can prevent these issues from interfering with a student's academic potential. We achieve this through individual and group social work sessions, teacher consultation, and school-wide programs addressing self-esteem and bullying.  I also enjoy my position as the co-sponsor of Snowflake, an annual event designed to help students deal with peer pressure and in making good choices.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if I can assist your child and/or your family.

Jill Yerkes, MSW, LCSW

Community Resources

Community Resources Available

There are numerous public and private community resources available to families within the Palos area. For a list of additional resources available, please contact the School Social Worker directly.


Metropolitan Family Services

        Metropolitan Family Services provides access to:

    • Counseling Services
    • Family Support Services
    • Screening and Assessment Services for Crisis


  • Main Site

  • Direct Link to Southwest Location (Palos Hills)


Palos Township

Palos Township provides access to:

o   Heath Services – Immunizations, Health Care, and other medical services

o   General Assistance

o   Emergency Food Pantry


  • Main Site

  • Direct Link to Contact Information