Illinois Government Assistance Programs
We understand that bringing a child into the world creates a need for various types of financial, medical, nutritional and emotional assistance. With that in mind we have created the following list of government, public and private programs. Illinois has several state and federally funded programs that can help you if you are living in Illinois and are pregnant or are raising your child. Please click on the links below for more details about the Illinois programs that can help you.
Government Assistance Programs in Illinois
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection programs in each state provide free breast and cervical cancer screening services.
Illinois Child Health Insurance Program provides free health insurance.
Illinois child nutrition programs include free and low-cost food, nutrition information, and preschool and school nutrition programs.
Illinois child welfare agency can help with pregnancy, parenting, and foster care.
Illinois Early Head Start can help you while you are pregnant and can help you raise your young child.
Illinois Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.
Illinois Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.
Illinois Low Income Energy Assistance Program can help you if you are having trouble meeting your heating and cooling energy bills.
Illinois WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.
Illinois Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition, pregnancy programs, and developmental programs.
Illinois Department of Health can provide nutrition information and help as well as help with pregnancy and post-pregnancy concerns.
Illinois Medicaid can help you with answers about free services offered to you and your child.
Illinois unemployment insurance can help you if you have been laid off from work.
Government Assistance Programs in Other States
Additional Areas of Interest
Please visit our home page to read about our commitment to assist you and other pregnant women and birth mothers free of charge regardless of whether you place a child for adoption or intend on raising your child yourself