Child and Adolescent Services


LifeLinks provides a wide variety of services to children and adolescents. Those services include

  • Short term counseling to children, adolescents and families on both an individual and group basis.
  • Working with and within the school system to provide counseling services to children with behavior and/or emotional disorders.
  • SASS (Screening Assessment and Support Services) – Provides outpatient services to children/adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization. This 90 days intensive service is provided in the consumer’s home, school, and/ or community. SASS services can be requested by calling the statewide CARES line at 1-800-345-9049.
  • Caregiver Connections – Offers training, technical assistance, early childhood mental health consultation and referrals to home and center based child care providers in Coles, Cumberland, Clark, Edgar, Moultrie, and Shelby counties in East Central Illinois.  If you are a child care provider who needs help working with a child in your care, call (217) 549-7565.

LifeLinks Mental Health
750 Broadway Avenue East
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
(217) 238-5700