child welfare agencies illinois

Illinois Child Welfare Agencies

The Illinois Child Welfare Agency (also called the Department of Human Services, Department of Human Resources, Department of Children and Families, or Department of Public Welfare) can help you with issues of pregnancy, parenting, foster care, and adoption. The professionals in these offices can be very helpful to a birth mother or birth father. This site lists the State Child Welfare website for every state and provides you with a link to their website.

Child Welfare Agencies in Illinois

Illinois Dept of Children and Family Services

Chicago Headquarters 
100 West Randolph Street 6-200 
Chicago IL 60601 

Phone: 312 814 6800
TTD 312 814 8783

Child Abuse Hotline
800-25-ABUSE 
(800-252-2873)
217-785-4020

Missing Child Helpline
866-503-0184

Advocacy Office
800-232-3798 
217-524-2029

Day Care Information
877-746-0829

Foster Parent Hotline
800-624-KIDS
(800-624-5437)

Adoption Hotline
800-572-2390

Youth Hotline
800-232-3798

Child Welfare Agencies in Illinois

Click here to find child welfare agencies in other states

Additional Areas of Interest

Illinois child nutrition programs include free and low-cost food, nutrition information, and preschool and school nutrition programs.

Illinois Food Banks distribute free food to those in need.

Illinois Food Stamp Program helps persons with low-incomes to obtain food.

Illinois WIC provides free food, nutrition counseling, and referrals at no charge.

Illinois Department of Education can provide you with information about school nutrition and pregnancy 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.

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. One the ways we can help you is to help you find the information you need when you need it.  With that in mind please click the following link to see our complete list of government assistance programs.