Eligibility Criteria for the PATH Progarm

Who is Eligible

Adult residents of Will County, age 18 and older, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, who have a serious mental illness and/or a serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse problem. Eligibility criteria for PATH funded follow the federal PATH guidelines for defining what diagnoses qualify as being a serious mental illness. Lack of funding is not a barrier to receiving PATH-funded services.

Admission into the PATH Program

Getting Admitted into the PATH Program

Contact Central Intake at 815-727-8521( 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday - Friday ) An Admissions staff member will process your request for services, review your eligibility for service, and if you meet our admission criteria, schedule an appointment with an PATH Program counselor for an initial Mental Health Assessment.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Serving the Will County area in two separate locations the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatric Services provide community-based mental health outpatient services through a staff of two Board Certified psychiatrists
Screening, Assessment, and Support Services Program (SASS)

Screening, Assessment, and Support Services Program (SASS)

The Children’s Mental Health Act of 2003, Illinois Public Act 93-0495, represents a significant opportunity for Illinois to promote the well being of children
Youth Experiencing Success in School (Y.E.S.S.)

Youth Experiencing Success in School (Y.E.S.S.)

YESS empowers students to succeed in school and life by helping them address the life issues that can significantly diminish their educational progress and dramatically increase the chances they will drop out of high school.
Youth Community Support Services

Youth Community Support Services

The Will county Health Department Community Support (Respite) Program provides support services to children and adolescents living within Will County
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The Will County Health Department, Behavioral Health Division, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program’s Mental Health & Juvenile Justice (MHJJ) program is an Illinois Department of Human Services 

Individual Care Grant (ICG)

Individual Care Grant (ICG)

The Individual Care Grant is a financial grant provided by the State of Illinois to assist parents or private guardians in paying the costs of residential care for mentally ill children under the age of 21.
Adult Mental Health Program

Adult Mental Health Program

The Adult Services Program of the Will County Health Department Division of Behavioral Health Programs provides outpatient community mental health services for Will County residents who have symptoms of a serious mental illness, and in some cases with concurrent substance abuse, that are serious obstacles to community functioning.
Individual Care Grant (ICG)

Individual Care Grant (ICG)

Grant Helps to Pay for Care of Children

The Individual Care Grant is a financial grant provided by the State of Illinois to assist parents or private guardians in paying the costs of residential care for mentally ill children under the age of 21. With approval, the grant may also be utilized to provide in-home supports so the child can remain in his/her home, school and community.

Effective treatment of children and adolescents with mental illness requires a partnership between the families of these children and the various service providers.Service providers include, but are not limited to, the Department of Human Services, the mental health agencies, residential facilities, school districts, park districts, professionals and other private providers.This partnership is based in a value of collaboration and cooperation between all those concerned with the welfare of our children and who provide for them in one or more areas of their life.
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