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CCHC offers a full continuum of services for individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Early intervention services include HIV counseling, testing and outreach, and partner counseling and testing throughout the city of Chicago.
Our team of Medical Assistants, Patient Health Advocate and Coordinators are trained in HIV care and provide medication adherence services and motivational interviewing for HIV+ and at-risk HIV- patients.
Services include but are not limited to:
Test results and counseling are provided onsite by HIV care team members.
CCHC’s Domestic Violence Counseling program serves victims of intimate partner violence and their children and/or teen victims of dating violence.
We are committed to providing a safe haven and full support for those affected by domestic violence. It’s our mission to strengthen and empower individuals and families victimized by domestic violence by offering hope, support, and guidance. We stand as a nationally recognized leader in transforming the lives of those in need and a preeminent advocate for victims of domestic violence.
The program offers counseling services that will increase safety and enhance well-being for victims (and their children) by providing immediate supportive crisis counseling, safety planning and education regarding victim rights under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, and ongoing emotional support and case management.
The program also offers transitional shelter for women and children and families impacted by domestic violence, individual, group and family counseling on domestic violence and relevant services that provide the tools and resources for staying safe, as participants work towards attaining self-sufficiency.
CCHC’s Supportive Housing program provides housing stability, support services, and case management services to chronically homeless individuals, including individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, persons living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and other chronic illnesses.
To receive services through this program, individuals must qualify under HUD-defined chronically homeless, identified as an individual or family that is homeless and resides in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter, and has been homeless and residing in such a place for at least 1 year or on at least four separate occasions in the last 3 years; and that the individual or family has a head of household with a diagnosable substance use disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability, post traumatic stress disorder, cognitive impairments resulting from a brain injury, or chronic physical illness or disability.
Our supportive housing programs include Amani House and Footprints.
CCHC’s Footprints Homeless Outreach program serves women and men, with or without children, who are chronically homeless. This includes domestic violence victims, women in the sex trade, and re-entry populations, who present with related high risks concerns including substance abuse, domestic violence, past sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and mental illnesses.
Amani House is a transitional shelter for women and children and families impacted by homelessness and domestic violence. Here, families are provided with on-site group and individual counseling sessions, as well as case management services. This 52-bed shelter provides short-term housing with the goal of individuals and families being stably housed within 270 days.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created health insurance affordability programs to help individuals and families access and pay for medical insurance coverage as well as eliminate barriers to coverage. Individuals and families, including people with special health care needs, pre-existing conditions, low-income childless adults, seniors, young adults, and self-employed individuals have a path to health care insurance.
To reduce the number of uninsured individuals in our communities, CCHC actively assists in enrolling patients into the insurance marketplace.
Our certified Insurance Marketplace and Public Benefits Enrollment specialists are available year-round to serve you, answer any of your questions, and help enroll you in the insurance marketplace. For your convenience, they can serve you in both English and Spanish.
CCHC’s mobile health increases access to health care for our community’s most vulnerable and hard to reach populations. This 35 foot, 2-exam room mobile medical unit travels to schools, churches, homeless shelters and community events providing everything from health screenings to physical/immunizations and more.
CCHC is licensed by the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) and has received HRSA funding to expand our behavioral health services to include a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program for individuals who develop a dependence on opioids or alcohol. This expansion is an effort to address the national Opioid epidemic as well as the substance use disorder treatment needs of the communities we serve.
CCHC’s MAT Care Team consists of a medical provider (prescriber), a Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Community Health Worker who will work together to help patients and clients create and execute a plan to end their use of opioids and alcohol and lead to a healthier life.
How MAT Can Help
We offer a comprehensive Hepatitis C program to treat and cure patients with Hepatitis C. Including screening, education, medication adherence, treatment, and prevention. Our clinical staff is specially trained in Hepatitis C management. Our team consists of Infectious Disease provider, pharmacists, patient navigators, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants. Our staff are dedicated to treating Hepatitis C and will assist patients navigate insurance process for a successful treatment outcome.