CAU’s free services provide assistance and support to help you be able to focus on your plans and dreams for the future.

Whatever your situation, if you have an infant and face common financial barriers, at CAU we can help you get the assistance and support you need:

  • Individualized assistance with referrals, scheduling appointments, and information on any needed services or benefits
  • Assistance obtaining the resources you need to help you keep your baby and family healthy— whether it’s diapers from us, a car seat, a portable crib, etc.
  • Help navigating the rapidly changing healthcare and Medicaid system to meet both your and your family’s needs
  • Information supporting the care your baby receives from your medical provider, plus evidence-based information on current issues around infancy– so you can make your own informed decisions
  • Information on when to call your baby’s doctor in between check-up’s
  • Clear, updated information on interconceptional care and family planning options, with respect and support for your personal preferences
  • Of course, you still make all your own decisions—but it sure helps to have someone neutral and knowledgeable on your team in case you unexpectedly need it

All services and support provided free to eligible clients.

Family Case Management (FCM) serves all eligible individuals from conception until your infant’s 1st birthday.

We also continue providing free support and assistance for parents who were pregnant within the last 9 months.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help you!

Support for healthier pregnancies and babies

CAU’s Family Case Management program provides important assistance and health education reflecting each participant/client’s needs, every few months until baby’s 1st birthday.

Individualized follow-up is provided via conversations and visits, in our offices, the home, the community, and by phone. We strive to accommodate each participant/client’s personal needs in the way that we initiate contacts.

Services offered include assistance with scheduling appointments, referrals, information on any needed benefit or service, navigating the rapidly changing healthcare and Medicaid system, and increasing access to services.

FCM provides evidence-based health education to provide participants with updated, reliable information and recommendations, to promote successful dialogue with their medical provider and help them be aware of under-discussed issues and the help available to them.

Illinois’s FCM program seeks to reduce adverse outcomes by providing individualized assistance and support to infants, as well as pregnant and recently pregnant participants.

Call today to discuss how we can help you during your pregnancy! 
Just let us know your name, how we can reach you, and your basic need/situation/question, and we’ll respond to discuss how we can help you!

FCM is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

Related sites and materials:

Immunization Information:

Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression Information:

Learn the warning signs here.
For help, call 1-866-364-6667 Free 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, or click here to learn more.
Para ayuda, llame al: 1-866-364-6667 Línea de Ayuda Gratis en Caso de Crisis – Las 24 horas

Information from American Academy of Pediatrics regarding safe sleep guidelines for babies:

CAU interfaces with various state agencies and a wide variety of organizations and vendors to better serve our families and individuals.

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Chicago, Illinois 60631