"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's Parenting Fundamentals program makes a big impact at Chavez Multicultural Academy

More than 20 parents from the Back of the Yards neigbhorhood's Chavez Multicultural Academy recently graduated from C4's Parenting Fundamentals program.  This successful evidence-based  parenting class was first introduced 17 years ago and over the years has graduated over 5,000 parents.

White House Honors C4 Crisis Therapist

The White House honored Nosheen Hydari, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) crisis therapist, as one of nine White House Gun Violence Prevention Champions of Change selected from around the country. The Champions of Change event honored Hydari and other local leaders for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.

C4 Director Co-Authors and Testifies on Parenting Education Resolution

C4 Parenting Fundamentals Director Katharine Bensinger co-authored a parenting education resolution with Representative Robyn Gabel (D), which calls for the Illinois State Board of Education to include parenting education programs to improve the social, emotional and academic development and success of Illinois children.

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Elizabeth's Story


Art Therapy Saved My Life
For 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.  

ABC-7 Anchor Judy Hsu Announces our Awards

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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.

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