"C4 helped me stay strong during one of the most difficult periods of my life."

Graduate of Parenting Education Program

"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."

Former President Bill Clinton

"Inspite of my failures, I find that resilience is the key to succeeding"

-Melvaughn Thompson, Successful C4 Jobs Services Hire

I want to use my experience to help others who aren't as lucky as I was.

Judie I., C4 Consumer Advisory Board

"Art has enabled me to become an active participant in the richness of life."

-Elizabeth H., C4 Artist

" I want others with mental illness to be positive, to know that there is hope."

Corey Feulner, 22

News & Events

C4 Trains 3,000 People in Mental Health First Aid

C4 has trained more than 3,000 people in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) since the MHFA course was first introduced to the Chicagoland area by C4 in 2008!

Mental Health Advocate Frank Alschuler Celebrates 90th Birthday and 42 Years of Service to C4

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) honored founding board member, Frank Alschuler, during a 90th birthday celebration on Sept. 7 with guests including Alderman James Cappleman. A prominent Chicago architect and compassionate community leader, Alschuler has served on C4’s board of directors for 42 years.

C4 Calls for Increased Mental Health Awareness & Access

Robin Williams' death brings mental health into the spotlight. C4 calls for increased awareness and access to mental health services. View C4 CEO's Tribune letter and WGN coverage

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Jim's Story


Jim broke the cycle of drug addiction thanks to C4’s Recovery Point. C4’s counselors helped Jim rebuild his life, one step at a time, after nearly 20 years of drug addiction.

“C4 helped me get my life back,” Jim says. C4’s counselors remained committed to Jim’s recovery even when he lapsed back into old behaviors.

Now Jim volunteers at an Alano Club to support others’ recovery from drug addiction.

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What to Expect When You Call Us

We want you to have a positive experience at C4.  The following information lets you know what you can expect from us and will help you get the most out of the services we provide. Of course, if you have questions along the way, please let us know - we're here to help.

Your First Appointment