Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success is a program for Medicaid enrolled youth under the age of 21 in Illinois who have complex behavioral health needs and require intensive home-based and community-based services.   The services available through the Pathways to Success program are intended to supplement the youth’s existing services and build upon the unique needs and strengths of the youth and their family.  

 DuPage County Health Department serves as the Care Coordination and Support Organization (CCSO) for Pathways-enrolled youth who reside in DuPage County.  CCSO staff collaborate with youth, their families, and other service providers to develop an individualized plan of care and connect youth and their families to supports in the community to meet their behavioral health goals.   

Pathways to Success Eligibility Criteria

Pathways to Success eligibility is determined by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) using the Behavioral Health Decision Support Model.   More information about this tool can be located on the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website.

  • Resident of Illinois
  • Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care insurance
  • Under the age of 21
  • A mental health diagnosis
  • Complex, intensive needs identified on assessment that are significantly impacting home, school, or community functioning

Care Coordination Goals

As a Pathways provider, we deliver evidence-informed Care Coordination and Support services consistent with the core values and guiding principles of Systems of Care and Wraparound.

  • Improve clinical and functional outcomes and reduced caregiver stress
  • Closely coordinate care and services across programs and systems
  • Improve access to crisis supports and to appropriate home and community-based services
  • More stable living situations for youth, including fewer out-of-home treatment episodes and reduced contacts with law enforcement and child welfare

Additional information regarding Pathways to Success can be located on the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website.

Contact Information

Phone: (630) 682-7400
Fax: (630) 510-5429
Email: [email protected]

Pathways to Success Brochure


HFS Pathways to Success Participation Consent Form


Last Updated: 8/15/2023