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Let Us Be Your Rainbow in the Clouds

Arcus Behavioral Health & Wellness is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community mental health agency. Arcus is Latin for "arc" or "rainbow." We strongly agree with Dr. Maya Angelou's sentiment about being a 'rainbow in the clouds' through practicing kindness, compassion and social interest. We believe mental health care should be more than just focusing on decreasing suffering but also enhancing quality of life and well-being. 

 

Our approach to therapy and counseling is to create a warm, culturally-sensitive, and accepting atmosphere where clients feel supported, understood, and we work collaboratively to solve problems. We seek to empower, identify internal strengths, and help individuals find more meaning, joy, and fulfillment from their lives and relationships.

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We have considerable experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ individuals and couples, Latinx, and immigrants. We know that selecting a therapist is an important choice. We would be honored to help you along your path to personal growth and well-being.

Our Impact

ABHW was founded in 2017; in October 2018 we attained our 501(c)(3) status.

Since 2018

Clients Served

1

1

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9

3

Hours of Service

2

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3

8

9

9

Amount Subsidized

$

5

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9

9

2

0

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6

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Utilizing donations and grants, the total amount underwritten to cover the cost of services for clients and families unable to meet the minimum of our sliding scale

Amount Written-Off

$

3

3

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2

0

1

0

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3

0

*Total amount of services provided that were uncollected in order to ensure access to services were not cost-prohibitive

Our Mission

Our mission is to bridge the gap in mental health care for underinsured or uninsured individuals and families, especially LGBTQ+, ethnic/cultural, and immigrant minorities. Our approach includes providing high-quality, LGBTQ-affirming services while covering the cost of therapy to fairly compensate our clinicians. Our goal is to promote community mental health care through counseling, psychotherapy, and education. We aim to reduce the stigma of mental health care by equally focusing on enhancing the well-being and quality of life of our clients as well as addressing pathology.

Our Vision

Our vision is to foster a mental health care system that values social equity and provides equitable access to high-quality mental health care. We aim to shift the focus from solely reducing symptoms to a holistic approach that focuses on enhancing the quality of life and well-being of individuals and communities. We envision a mental health care system that prioritizes the unique needs and experiences of each person, with an emphasis on promoting wellness and personal growth. Our ultimate goal is to create a world where mental health care is a universally accessible right, culturally inclusive, and supports individuals and families in achieving their full potential.

Funders and Sponsors

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Foursided
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Department of Health and Human Services
Chicago Foundation for Women
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Community Partners

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