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Annual Report

We served more than 13,100 families across Illinois during fiscal year 2022.

Front cover of DSCC's FY 2022 Annual Report

The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is a leader in providing care coordination to children and youth with special healthcare needs. Throughout fiscal year 2022, we prepared for continued program growth and support for families in a post-pandemic world.

We planned for the expansion of our Connect Care Program to serve more families in 2023. This program serves children and youth with special healthcare needs enrolled in a Medicaid managed care plan. We also began to operate the Interim Relief Program for children with eligible mental health or behavioral disorders on behalf of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).

Our team continued to operate the Home Care Program for HFS and remained the single point of entry for all Illinois youth under age 21 who need in-home nursing. We worked with our state and federal partners to improve in-home nursing options for families and strengthen the systems that support them. 

We also made strides in how we collect family feedback and use that input to improve our service and support. 

Together our team served more than 13,100 families across Illinois through care coordination, resource information and/or referrals throughout FY 2022. You can read more about our efforts in our latest Annual Report.

We are proud of our team’s dedication and look forward to finding new ways to empower families and strengthen their role in their child’s care.