The Community That Cares (CTC) is an initiative that is partially funded by the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. CTC Brings together different agencies and services creating a system of care that helps area children and their families. In addition to providing social, emotional, and behavioral screenings for children, the Community That Cares works to promote early identification and intervention for social, emotional concerns; stigma reduction; and support for children and their families. CTC services are available to those living in Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties and are provided at no cost to the families.
Both children and families can benefit from:
- Family Care Coordination
- Parent Support Groups
- Parent Cafes
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Suicide Awareness Prevention Presentations
- Social, emotional, and behavioral screenings
The Family Care Coordinator Program, funded by HRSA, was developed to help families receive needed support and gain better access to services. All families with children as well as pregnant women, are able to utilize Family Care Coordinator (FCC) services in times of need or stress.
Families may also benefit from services, education, and groups provided by Florissa, a collaboration between Sinnissippi Centers, KSB Hospital, and Kreider Services, located at 101 East First Street in Dixon. Please click here for other parenting resources within the four county area.
To learn more about Community That Cares and the services it provides, contact the nearest Sinnissippi Centers office.
To make a referral, click here for the CTC referral form.
Also, visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/TheCommunityThatCares for updates, posts, and pictures.
The Family Care Coordination Program is funded by the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Sinnissippi Foundation, and the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)