Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS), is a crisis mental health service program for children and adolescents, who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency. SASS agencies provide intensive mental health services for eligible children and youth who may need hospitalization, or community based mental health care. SASS services are available by calling the CARES line.CARES stands for Crisis and Referral Entry Services. CARES is a telephone response service that handles mental health crisis calls for children and youth in Illinois. A parent/guardian may check to see if their child can receive SASS services, by calling the CARES
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Provides Crisis Phone Support, Crisis Residential, Mobile Crisis Response, Screening Assessment and Support Services (SASS)
Northern Kane County Crisis Line: 847-697-2380
Southern Kane County Crisis Line: 630-966-9393
Resources are available on the website; Presence Resource and Referral Center, Illinois Helpline for Opioids and other Substances, National Suicide Prevention Line
NAMI DuPage was founded by a group of parents in 1985 as an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nationwide mental health advocacy organization, begun in 1979, dedicated to improving the quality of lives of people affected by mental illnesses.