SERVING THE UNDERSERVED
- Near to the downtown of Chicago, Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago (CCCOC) is located near the Cabrini Green district which is currently being restructured for mixed income housing. CCCOC is on the 4th floor of the Cornerstone Center, a large building owned by LaSalle Street Church, near the corner of Wells and Division. CCCOC is located within walking distance from public transportation, and is also only a few blocks from Lake Michigan.
- Lawndale Christian Health Center is located on the west side of Chicago serving the Lawndale, Garfield, Little Village, Archer Heights, and Homan Square neighborhoods. The main clinic is located on Ogden Avenue, a main city thoroughfare, with the founding church (Lawndale Community Church) right across the street. The main clinic is accessible via the CTA blue and pink lines.
- Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center is located in Carol Stream, a diverse community in the Western Suburbs. Centrally located near Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, West Chicago, and Wheaton, in DuPage County, the Center is approximately 30 miles west of the city of Chicago. Recently renovated, CDPCC is conveniently situated in a Medical Park with plenty of free parking. It is a few miles north of the train station in Wheaton.
Hesed Psychological Services is located in St. Charles, a suburb in the Fox River Valley approximately 40 miles west of Chicago. This Hesed location is the headquarters for three clinics in two states. All sites are engaged in the mission of providing services to underserved populations and training competent clinicians to further the mission to plant additional faith-integrated clinics in underserved areas.
- Located in Carol Stream, the Outreach Community Counseling Center (a division of Outreach Community Ministries) is approximately 30 miles west of the city of Chicago (approximately 40-45 minutes from Chicago in non-rush hour traffic). Carol Stream is considered to be one of the more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse western suburbs. Based on the Center’s commitment to community-based services, OCCC’s facility is easily accessible to residents who are underserved.
Meier Clinics’ office is in Wheaton, a suburb approximately 30 miles west of Chicago. Meier Wheaton is the corporate headquarters for Meier Clinics, which has thirteen offices in seven states, including five offices in Illinois. Meier Clinics’ most recent outpatient clinic opened on the campus of Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC), where Meier continues its mission to provide affordable services to underserved populations.
Each CACTC site provides adequate physical facilities, equipment, support, and other training materials necessary to support both the current and ongoing needs of the training program. Some of these resources include psychological testing equipment, clerical/technical support, use of one-way mirror treatment offices, clinical resources (books, therapeutic games/toys), voicemail and office supplies.
Most interns also have their own office, computer support, access to the internet, audio tape recorder, and TV/video equipment.
Wheaton College Graduate School (WCGS) is a CACTC member institution, but does not train CACTC students on site. Rather, CACTC has a partially-affiliated internship agreement with WCGS, meaning CACTC reserves one intern position each year for a qualified WCGS student. Wheaton College provides all CACTC interns with university privileges including a library card to check out materials at Buswell Memorial Library, a computer account and use of resources in their psychological testing library (including some scoring systems) during the course of the internship year.
Other large universities within the city of Chicago (University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Chicago, DePaul University and Northwestern University) are also accessible for intern dissertation research.