C4 has a new CEO!


C4 Appoints Mr. Kerri Brown, Esq. As New CEO Bringing leadership, innovation, and inspiration to our growing organization. August 2, 2021. Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) announced today that Mr. Kerri Brown, Esq. has been appointed as the new CEO of the organization. An experienced leader, Mr. Brown will succeed William Patrick (Pat) Nichols […]

Hear Diana Castaneda on WBEZ!


Hear our very own Diana Castaneda, Director of Children and Family Services, join the conversation on WBEZ’s Closing the Gap: Cultural And Racial Sensitivity In Family Mental Health Therapy Click here to listen!

C4 Fall Fundraiser Reception


Join us for an evening to benefit C4’s mission of offering quality, comprehensive mental health services to low-income adults, children and families, providing them with the tools necessary to live, work and thrive within the community.Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 6pm – 8 pmSavanna Restaurant4111 North Lincoln AvenueChicago, IL 60618$75 per personPricing includes open bar, […]

Important C4 Actions due to COVID-19


Given the rapidly increasing impact of COVID-19 to our communities and the world, and after monitoring CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, The State of Illinois and the City of Chicago guidelines, we have decided that In order to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we will temporarily close C4 buildings, or […]

Update to C4’s COVID-19 Response


In our continued efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping the well-being of our clients and staff our top priority, starting Friday, March 27, 2020, we will continue our limited hours at our C4 Broadway site only, from 8:30am-1:30pm.  C4 Clark will be temporarily closed along with C4 North and C4 Belle Plaine until […]

C4 is a proud partner of the Illinois Call4Calm Text Line Service


C4 is a proud partner of the Illinois Call4Calm Text Line Service.  Text “TALK” TO 552020 (or “HABLAR”) for Spanish.  The Illinois Call4Calm Text Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support for anyone experiencing stress and in need of a listening ear.  We are here to serve you.

Doris’ Story

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. Taylor estimates that about one-third of the 80 walk-ins she sees each week at her job may also be dealing with a mental health issue.  For the first few months on […]

Alexandra’s Story

For Alexandra Cox*, having a job means more than money in the bank. When the 43-year-old was hired by a Levi’s Store in March, it literally changed her whole life. “I thought I’d never work again,” recalls Alexandra, who had been out of work for over two years after being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. The […]

Elizabeth’s Story

Art Therapy Saved My LifeFor most of her life, Elizabeth Hipwell lived with undiagnosed mental illness. Her complex mental health challenges resulted in her living with intense depression. Elizabeth lived life thinking that she just needed to suppress her thoughts and feelings.   “I would drop into deep depression for months on end,” said Elizabeth. […]