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Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS)

Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS)

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Mental health evaluation and services, including a crisis hotline, for youth ages 17 and younger.

Services Offered

Hotline • Mental Health Evaluation • Mental Health • Youth • Crisis Intervention • Information And Referral


The Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) program provides mental health screening, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention for children and adolescents. The CARES line serves as a single point of entry to facilitate the coordination and delivery of appropriate youth mental health services.


2542 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 41.9105509 -87.6914612

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish



  • This service is free


  • Children accepted
  • Teens accepted

How to Apply

If you are in need of SASS Services and/or are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) Hotline at 800-345-9049.