Pathways to Success

A Care Coordination and Support Organization program

Helping children find success at home, school, and the community.

Every child is different with unique needs. Pathways to Success strengthens access to services for children with significant behavioral health challenges and their families. 

Through Pathways to Success, we help:

  • Improve your family’s relationship
  • Create a more stable living situation
  • Increase your family’s involvement in behavioral health services
  • Improve school attendance and performance
  • Reduce contact with law enforcement and child welfare
Mother and Two Children

Finding Success Together

When we begin working with your family, we will complete a Strengths, Needs, and Cultural Discovery assessment. By telling us your family’s story, we learn how to best help you.

We help you create a Crisis Prevention and Safety Plan (CPSP). Your family will learn what a crisis is, how to reduce the intensity of a crisis, and how to overcome a crisis.

Together, we also help you create a Child and Family Team. Members of the team could be family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, mentors, coaches, and more. The team meets regularly to create a unique care plan for your child.


Pathways to Success is...

  • Family-Driven
  • Youth-Guided
  • Team-Based and Collaborative
  • Culturally Humble
  • Strengths-Based and Individualized
  • Unconditionally Caring 
  • Community-Based
  • Data- and Outcome-Driven

Our staff are trained to provide care coordination and case management. We guide you and your family through four phases of service:

  1. Engagement 
  2. Planning 
  3. Implementation 
  4. Transition

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for Pathways to Success, your child must:

  • Be under 21 years old
  • Be an Illinois resident
  • Be enrolled in Medicaid
  • Have a Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) or Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Be placed into Tier 1 or 2 of the Illinois Behavioral Health Decision Support Model

To learn more, call us at (847) 377-8099.