Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) provides crisis intervention services in an effort to stabilize children experiencing severe emotional or behavioral problems due to a mental illness. SASS is a statewide program which is funded by Medicaid and provided by different providers across the state. CYFS services are provided out of the Bloomington-Morris office and are available to youth who meet certain criteria and are within McLean County. Referrals come to us from the CARES line, which determines program eligibility on two components: financial eligibility and severity of issues. Below are the eligibility criteria:
Annually, the SASS program provides approximately 450 screenings. Approximately 75% of our screenings result in the youth being stabilized in the community, with only 25% of screenings resulting in youth requiring psychiatric hospitalization.
All services offered on an outreach basis.
Crisis screening and stabilization services including:
How a referral is made or how services are accessed, and contact info for inquiry (where applicable)
CARES hotline 1-800-345-9049
For more information on this program please contact our program leadership:
502 S. Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Phone: (309) 820-7616
Fax: (309) 820-7657