Meet the CEO

About Dr. Fred L. Nance Jr., Ph.D.

Founder & CEO of C.L.I.C.K. Services

Dr. Fred L. Nance Jr., Ph.D., is the visionary founder and CEO of C.L.I.C.K. (Counseling, Linkages, Interventions, and Community Kare) Services, a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to transforming the lives of socially disadvantaged and disenfranchised individuals and families. With a mission rooted in designing, developing, and evaluating human service programs and policies, Dr. Nance has committed his life to educating and informing society about the challenges and successes faced by marginalized communities. His leadership at C.L.I.C.K. is guided by a profound vision to mentor, empower, and enhance the lives of those impacted by cultural disadvantages, providing them with evidence-based services that strengthen community and government support systems.

Educational and Professional Background

Dr. Nance's dedication to human services is underpinned by a robust educational foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in Health & Human Services from Walden University, alongside a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Mental Health/Community Counseling and Social Science, respectively, from Roosevelt University. His professional journey is further distinguished by numerous certifications, including Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification (CADC).

In his professional capacity, Dr. Nance has spearheaded numerous initiatives through C.L.I.C.K. Services, providing holistic support to disadvantaged communities. As President of C.L.I.C.K. Housing, Inc., he has extended his impact by offering transitional, supportive, and residential housing paired with trauma-informed services. Additionally, his role as Project Director for the MA`AT Project at EMAGES, Inc. highlights his commitment to community-based adult reentry programs.

Leadership and Vision

Dr. Nance's influence extends beyond his organizational roles through his active participation in several boards and committees. He contributes his expertise to the South Suburban Action Conference, the Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition, and the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, among others. His advisory roles for Congressman Danny K. Davis underscore his dedication to shaping policies that benefit marginalized populations.

Noteworthy among Dr. Nance's contributions is his coordination of the Second Chance Act Mentoring Program, which provides critical support to sex offenders reentering society. His comprehensive approach to substance abuse and mental health services has resulted in impactful therapeutic interventions and support systems.

Publications and Advocacy

An advocate for evidence-based practices, Dr. Nance has published insightful works, including "The Journey toward Self-Sufficiency from the Perspective of Homeless Men: Implications for Social Policy." His publications reflect his deep understanding of the systemic challenges faced by the homeless and his commitment to influencing social policy for better outcomes.

Dr. Nance envisions a society where marginalized individuals are not only empowered but are also seamlessly integrated into the mainstream social fabric. Through C.L.I.C.K., he strives to advocate for the disenfranchised, reduce community tensions, and promote public safety and well-being. His innovative and compassionate approach to service delivery continues to drive meaningful change, reinforcing his dedication to the betterment of society.

Dr. Fred L. Nance Jr. invites you to join him in this transformative journey, working together to create a more inclusive and supportive world for all.