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"No More Cuts" Protest C4 Consumers

"No More Cuts" Protest C4 Consumers

If Governor Quinn has his way,   community mental health centers  will lose more than $54 million beginning July 1.  Last Wednesday, 21 C4 consumers added their voices to the protest at a statewide rally sponsored by the Mental Health Summit Of Illinois.

C4 Wins National Prize for Mental Health First Aid

C4 Wins National Prize for Mental Health First Aid

 

For the second year in a row, C4 has been recognized  nationally for its efforts to deliver an innovative mental health literacy program.  The National Council on Behavioral Healthcare named C4 a runner up in its annual Best Community Impact competition, which honors extraordinary efforts to present its evidenced-based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

Eileen Durkin Joins C4 as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Eileen Durkin Joins C4 as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Chicago non-profit leader Eileen Durkin has joined Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In her new role, Ms. Durkin will lead C4 as it continues to provide much needed mental health services in an environment of declining resources. Ms. Durkin officially began her duties on March 19.

"Mental Health First Aid Will Follow Me Forever"

"Mental Health First Aid Will Follow Me Forever"

Doris Knight Taylor staffs the front desk at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Parks Francis Center, which helps women facing domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment.

Kopera Quoted in New York Times article on Illinois mental health cuts

Kopera Quoted in New York Times article on Illinois mental health cuts

 In a New York Times article examining the effects of drastic mental health cuts in Illinois, C4 CEO Tony Kopera described the plight of uninsured people with mental illness who can no longer turn to C4 for help after years of decreased state funding.   

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