Aetna Better Health of Illinois
In 2021, Aetna Better Health of Illinois collaborated with C4 to provide innovative solutions to improve stabilization for individuals in crisis and comprehensive follow-up support to ensure healthier outcomes for our communities.
Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
C4 is proud to partner with ILCHF to achieve their mission of improving community-based systems of care that treat children holistically and focus on prevention, wellness and education. Through the School Wellness Initiative, ILCHF brings together C4 and George Rogers Clark Elementary School behavioral health staff, and the school community’s parents to create an innovative and responsive project to determine the best approach to respond to the local mental health needs of the school community.
City of Chicago
C4 has partnered with the City of Chicago for many years and engaged as both grantee and thought-leader to address a myriad of behavioral health challenges across the city. Most recently, C4 partnered with the Chicago Department of Health as a Trauma-Informed Center of Care, to pilot a unique model of care embedded in West Side communities to address the trauma needs of youth before having a crisis event.
Illinois Department of Human Services
The Illinois Department of Human Services and Division of Mental Health continue to be vital partners in fortifying the response to existing and emerging service gaps for the diverse needs of Illinois’s most vulnerable. With their ongoing support, C4 has been able to fortify our ability to equip individuals to heal within their home and community through support for both our Mobile Crisis Response team and Drop-In Center.
Grant Healthcare Foundation
Since 2017, the Grant Healthcare Foundation has supported the Behavioral Health Primary Care Learning Collaborative, comprised of 21 FQHCs, 14 CMHCs, and four care management entities, including CountyCare. C4 has been the lead agent since its inception and with our partners we pursue collaborative solutions to address health and mental health disparities across Cook County.
The Chicago Community Trust Foundation
With the support of the Chicago Community Trust Foundation, C4 was able to provide mental health clinical staff and peer navigators with training on racial healing to provide self-reflection and recovery for our agency and engage in racial healing dialogue with our clients. In the face of complex and compounding traumas — from the pandemic to racial injustice — C4 is committed to advancing cultural humility and opportunities for hope and healing across our community.
Lloyd Fry Foundation
The Fry Foundation has provided continued support for front-line providers and administrators of the health and mental health safety net in Cook County to take collaborative action on systems-level barriers through the Behavioral Health Primary Care Learning Collaborative.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA is currently partnering with C4 to embark on a two-year project to address the acute needs of youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance needs and individuals living with Serious Mental Illness and integrate substance abuse services into our service delivery model. Together we will support individuals to rediscover their strengths on the path to healing and thriving within their community.