The Emergency and Transitional Housing Program gives immediate and comprehensive shelter services to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless.
Determine eligibility for SNAP benefits
Domestic violence programs located throughout Illinois provide safety assistance to victims of domestic violence. They are free and private. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, temporary food and housing, and more.
Find support and treatment services for alcoholism & addiction through an extensive treatment provider network throughout the State of Illinois.
There are several ways to apply for Cash, SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), and Medical Assistance.
Learn about services available to those in need of mental health care.
Every year in Illinois, child abuse and neglect goes unreported. Experts tell us that one in five children will be abused or neglected before they turn 18 years old. When you call the DCFS Child Abuse Hotline, you are joining every day Illinoisans who make the socially-responsible choice to keep kids safe and get families the help they need, before it is too late.
The Medication Management Demonstration (MMDP) seeks to reduce medication error rates and improve outcomes in clients who have historically been challenged by managing multiple medications at home. An in-home assessment will be completed for each client and a certified pharmacist will conduct comprehensive medication reconciliation and review.
Services include criminal investigations (arson); inspections for fire prevention and life safety, private school inspection program, consumer fireworks information, youth firesetter intervention, and public education.