1400 West Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 60642



Family CARES

Who We Are

In June 2017, Northwestern Settlement partnered with Children’s Home + Aid to provide free, bilingual on-site mental health counseling and family wellness services to members of the Settlement community. 

All staff at The Family Cares Center are Qualified Mental Health Practitioners and are overseen by Diana Buitron, LCSW. Individual therapists may possess an MA, MSW, LPC, LSW, LCPC, or LCSW. All therapists receive professional development and continuing education throughout the year including but not limited to Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Domestic Violence training, Trauma Informed care training, and Cultural Sensitivity training.

What We Offer

The Family CARES Center meets a variety of behavioral and emotional needs through a comprehensive approach to services. We primarily serve children between the ages of 2 and 14 years old who are already enrolled in any of Northwestern Settlement’s programs. Parents with Medicaid or Managed Care Medicaid whose children are receiving services with our program are also eligible for our services.

Our services are vailable in English and Spanish. Program staff members are sensitive to all sexual orientations, gender identities, and cultural values. Our services include:

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which a group of patients meet to describe and discuss their problems together under the supervision of a therapist.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy

PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children between the ages 2 and 6 years old with behavioral problems. PCIT is conducted through “coaching” sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear a “bug-in-the-ear” device through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child’s behavior.

Community Partners

The Behavioral Health Services program offers partnership and collaboration with valuable community resources including:

• Schools
• Medical Providers
• Housing Resources
• Immigration Resources
• Recreational Resources

We also partner with the Eluna Network to host Camp Mariposa, a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families.

Contact us

If you would like to learn more about our services or make a referral, please contact us using the information below.

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1400 West Augusta Bldv, Chicago, IL, 60642




1400 West Augusta Bldv, Chicago, IL, 60642