Logo - Counseling Clinic Inc - Mental Health Care

(501) 315-4224
Toll Free (877) 926-3820
110 Pearson Street
Benton, AR 72015
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  1973  CCI was recognized by the state as the agency responsible for planning and delivering mental health services to Saline County residents.
1976  CCI contracted with the Division of Youth Services to provide specialized services to the youth of Saline County.
1978  CCI representing Saline County aligned with rural Pulaski County, Lonoke, Prairie Counties and formed (CAMHS) Central Arkansas Mental Health  Services. CCI withdrew from CAMHS in 1979.
1983  CCI partnered with Stepping Stones Inc. of Little Rock and formed Central Arkansas Youth Services (CAYS) and provided services to youth in Saline, Pulaski, Lonoke and Prairie Counties. CCI withdrew from CAYS in 1984.
1984  CCI in a cooperative agreement with Saline County Quorum Court expanded its service component to include Saline County Juvenile Court. In 1989 Juvenile Court was returned to the County.
1984  CCI opened its Stride House facility providing psychosocial residential services for 45 chronically mentally ill adults on the grounds of Benton Services Center.
1987  CCI was established as Saline County’s single point of entry under Act 243 whereby all admissions to Arkansas State Hospital from this county were required to be screened by CCI and assessed.
1988  CCI’s Stride House Program was converted from a large residential facility to a small group living model, with small work units and was the first in the state.
1988  CCI opened Unique Crafts, a client operated retail business, featuring client made craft items and furniture. CCI closed the store in 2008.
1990  CCI was approved by the state to start a pilot program G.A.I.N. (Greater Assistance to those In Need) working with individuals who had experienced multiple hospital admissions. GAIN went independent in 1995.
1995  CCI entered into a cooperative agreement with New Day, Inc. to develop a partial hospitalization program for persons 60 years of age and older. New Day closed in 2000.
1996  CCI expanded is Youth Services program to include specialized services to youth in Hot Spring and Grant Counties.
1997  CCI contracted with Saline Memorial Hospital to provide a 19 bed acute care psychiatric inpatient unit on the hospital grounds.
1998  CCI was awarded national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
2010  CCI acquired in a merger, Small Group Therapy (SGT) in Hot Springs, a specialized program offering housing and outpatient services to 90 adults with long term serious mental illness.

2013 CCI expanded services to Second Chance Youth Ranch to include providing their mental health component.

2015 CCI lost 2 buildings in a catastrophic fire.

2017 CCI opened a new building on the site of buildings lost in the fire.