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C4 ‘Recovery Point’ Substance Abuse Support Center On Ridge Closing

Recovery_PointOver the last few years, Chicago has seen a great deal of mental health facilities close their doors for several different reasons including, lack of federal funding, challenges with administration and operations, a lack of support systems, among many others. It appears as though this is also the case with a program run by nonprofit C4, called the ‘Recovery Point’ located at 5691 N. Ridge. It will be closing its doors by the end of this month.

Commonly referred to as C4, the ‘Community Counseling Centers of Chicago’ provides a number of mental health services at different locations around the city. The Recovery Point treats individuals with substance abuse issues. The program serves over 300 clients per year and has a staff of less than 20 professional and support employees. A retired C4 therapist and case manager said, “There was a time that there were 375 employees in the entire C4 organization.”

Current Recovery Point clients will be transitioned into other programs offered by C4.  In many cases, they are receiving other services within that organization. Recovery Point is no longer taking new referrals but is referring new patients to agencies such as Lutheran Social Services. C4 does not wish to see individuals lose the services that they need.

It is hoped that the staff of Recovery Point will be absorbed in other aspects of the C4 organization though there may be those whose jobs will be lost at the closing of Recovery Point at the end of the month.


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