The Chicago Center for Family Health is committed to helping those most in need, including minority and low-income families. Our Fellows and Affiliated Therapists provide counseling and therapy services at our office in Chicago’s Loop, as well as at offices in Chicago’s neighborhoods and suburbs.
In our training and community programs, we provide innovative knowledge and skills to professionals and organizations so that they, in turn, can work more effectively with distressed and vulnerable families. Trainees come to CCFH from the Chicago area, as well as other states, with the goal of learning how to incorporate our Resilience Model into their own work with the clients they serve.
International trainees, including doctoral students, physicians, psychologists, counselors and other mental health professionals, have come to study at CCFH from many regions of the world, such as Bosnia, Brazil, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain and Turkey. At CCFH, they gain practice knowledge and skills and conduct research on family and community resilience. These trainees return to their home settings to implement our resilience-based training and service models, helping families and communities that have been affected by natural disasters, war-related trauma, racism, and poverty.
Through our Advanced Certificate Program, workshops, conferences, and other training programs, we have served professionals representing hundreds of organizations including: AIDS Pastoral Care Network; Cancer Support Center; Chicago Health Outreach; Chicago Public Schools; Cicero Family Service; Deborah’s Place; Evanston Northwestern Healthcare; Fillmore Center; Hazelden Chicago; IL Department of Children and Family Services; Jewish Family and Community Service; National Runaway Switchboard; Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center; Spectrum Youth Services; Tri-City Family Services; Uhlich Children’s Home; United States Navy; Wellness House; and the YWCA.