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Programs & Services

Chicago Family Case Management
Provides case management and outreach services to pregnant women and infants, 0-1 years of age who receive coverage under the State of Illinois Medicaid Program. Case Managers assist individuals in gaining access to well child services, early prenatal care and linkage to needed social services.

Health Works of Cook County
Provides case management services to Wards of the State of Illinois, 0-5 years of age.

Women's Health Initiative
HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, testing (oral sure/rapid) and counseling services.

Communities for Youth
A diversion program in collaboration with the Academy for Learning designed to divert youth from the Juvenile Court System. Advocates are on-call 24 hours with referrals coming from the 10th District Police Department, community residents and community based organizations. Youth who are not in school and cannot return to their original school are referred to the Academy for Learning. Structured recreational activities are planned with an additional educational curriculum.

Evening Reporting Center (ERC)
Youth who are awaiting trial while on home confinement are referred from Cook County Juvenile Court to report five days a week from 4:30PM to 8:30PM for structured activities inclusive of: educational and life skill curriculums, homework based tutorials as well as cultural and recreational activities. Advocates pick up participants daily and bring them to the ERC and take participants home at the end of the evening.

Release Upon Request (RUR)
Court Liaison refers and transports minors under the age of 17 from Cook County detention center to a temporary service. There youth would have remained in detention an additional 7days, due to their parent/guardian unwillingness to appear.

Unified Delinquency Intervention Services (UDIS)
Youth advocacy program for adjudicated delinquents. Structure is provided through an advocate who provides 10 hours of direct service per week with the youth and his/her family. The advocate coordinates and monitors individualized service plans to meet the specific needs of the youth.

Community Forums
Since 1972, WACA has hosted monthly forums to address National, State, County and Community -wide issues. Currently WACA hosts Bi-Monthly community forums on the fourth Tuesday of the particular month.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WACA / SINAI
is a comprehensive nutrition program that provides nutrition education and healthy food items to pregnant women, infants and children up to age five. Supplemental nutrition for Women, Infants and Children. Administered by IDHS and is funded by the USDA. WIC provides nutritional education, food, health screenings, counseling, breast-feeding support and referral services.

WACA / UCAN Collaboration
Collaboration with Uhlich Children's Advantage Network (UCAN) to provide a continuum of mental health services to high-risk re-offending youth with an indication of mental health needs. Services can include weekly individual or family therapy, psychological referrals and treatments in conjunction with WACA case management and life skill development.