Community Counseling Centers of Chicago
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

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In case you missed it, here's a link to the
March 19 Chicago  Tribune column by Dawn Turner Trice about our retired  CEO Tony Kopera.

C4 Welcomes New President
& CEO Eileen Durkin
Eileen Durkin 

Community  Counseling Centers of Chicago is excited to welcome Chicago non-profit leader Eileen Durkin as our new president and CEO.  Ms. Durkin officially began her duties at C4 on March 19. 


A recognized leader with diversified experience in health care, mental health and disability service, Ms. Durkin served as the President & CEO of Neumann Family Services, a leading non-profit offering services to people with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Under her leadership, Neumann Family Services expanded its programs to serve over 500 adults with disabilities. 


Ms. Durkin previously served as CEO of the Howard Brown Health Center, a nationally recognized AIDS research and treatment facility, and as vice president of patient services at Resurrection Hospital.


Ms. Durkin succeeds Anthony A. Kopera,Ph.D. who retired in March after a 32-year tenure.


 Read more, including Eileen's Durkin's profile in Crain's Chicago Business. 


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Register Now for C4 Miles! 

C4 Miles: Making Strides 4 Mental Health  is gearing up for its fifth year, and we want you to be on the starting line!  The big day is Sunday, May 6 at 8 am.  We have a new location this year, at Fullerton and Cannon  Drive near the Peggy Notebaert Museum.

Register before April 7 and take advantage of our early bird $28 registration fee.   Once you sign up, we hope you'll start your own fundraising page and send out e-mails to family and friends.   Even if you don't want to walk or run, you can still set up your own fundraising page by registering as a virtual participant.


Questions?  Contact
Drop-In Center Opens at
C4 Broadway

A peer-led drop in center for adults using C4 services is up and running at C4 Broadway. Open weekdays from 11 am to 4 pm, the new center offers a space for consumers to  find support from each other in creative  new ways.

During pre-registration, more than 70 consumers signed on to use the center.  Most filled out cards describing what kind of activities they would like to see.  Among some of the suggestions were walks, movies,  poetry groups, and journaling.

'"Our goal is to support our consumers and help them develop their ideas, " explains C4 staff member Herb Cobb, who runs the center with peer specialist Troy Butler.

Cobb said that peer-led support groups will eventually be organized. Meanwhile, consumers will be able to enjoy TV, Wifi and a bank of computers.

C4 consumer Kathy Powers, an avid blogger and community activist,  already has plans.

"I defintely want to teach a computer skills class here," she said. "The center is such a great community resource."
Herb Cobb and Troy Butler planning for drop-in center.

Join C4 at Mental Health Rally April 11.

Join C4 consumers at a mental health rally Wednesday, April 11 at the James R. Thompson Center. Beginning at noon, the rally will feature speakers advocating for increased state funding for mental health and human services, which have been targeted for 7 to 10 percent cutbacks this year.

It's  a great way to do something meaningful on your lunch hour. For more information, write
                   Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)
4740 N. Clark
Chicago, Il 60640

773.769.0205 Crisis Line and All Services

Offering hope and healing to 12,000 adults and children every year.