The SASS program has a 24/7 staffing schedule with a backup schedule. SASS services are provided 365 days per year, 24 hours per day with acceptance of all referrals from CARES on a no-decline basis. The CARES line contact information is 800-345-9049.
The following criteria will be applied to determine age and financial eligibility:
- Children under the age of 18 seeking public funding for psychiatric
- services through DHS.
- Children and adolescents under the age of 21 enrolled in HFS’ medical
- programs, including All Kids.
- Any person for whom DCFS has legal responsibility.