Human Services, Department of



Human Services, Department of Services, Department ofIllinois created DHS in 1997, to provide our state's residents with streamlined access to integrated services, especially those who are striving to move from welfare to work and economic independence, and others who face multiple challenges to self-sufficiency.




Healthy Women Application Request Women Application RequestHealth information and services provided by IDHS and other state agencies
Obtain Disability & Rehabilitation Assistance Disability & Rehabilitation AssistanceFind more information about services and assistance available to individuals with disabilities.
Pregnancy & Parenting Assistance & Parenting AssistanceWhether you are thinking about having children someday, are a mom-to-be, or already have children, find information and learn about programs that may help you as you navigate these important stages in your life.
Obtain Homelessness Prevention Assistance Homelessness Prevention AssistanceThe Homeless Prevention Program provides assistance and supportive services directly related to the prevention of homelessness to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness or are currently homeless.
Locate Emergency Food & Shelter Emergency Food & ShelterThe Emergency and Transitional Housing Program gives immediate and comprehensive shelter services to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless.
Obtain Mental Health Care Mental Health CareLearn about services available to those in need of mental health care.
Obtain Help for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Help for Persons with Developmental DisabilitiesServices for individuals with developmental disabilities include day services, early intervention, in-home supports, residential living arrangements, and more. Learn more about available services and how to apply.
Access Quality, Affordable Child Care Quality, Affordable Child CareProvides working families of low income with access to affordable, quality child care. IDHS also supports services for families looking for care including free referrals to child care providers and consumer education information.
Food Assistance for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Assistance for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Developmental Disability Services Disability ServicesSearch for county and statewide resources for individuals with developmental disabilities
Obtain Domestic Violence Assistance Domestic Violence AssistanceDomestic 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.
Apply for Snap (Food Stamps) & Medical Assistance for Snap (Food Stamps) & Medical AssistanceThere are several ways to apply for Cash, SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), and Medical Assistance.
Apply for Disability Rehabilitation Services for Disability Rehabilitation ServicesIf you live in Illinois and have a disability, the Division of Rehabilitation Services may be able to help you find a job or live at home independently.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Rehabilitation ServicesVocational Rehabilitation Services help people with disabilities find and keep jobs. These services help people find jobs or get ready to work. They also make sure that people have the supports they need to stay on the job.
Obtain Alcoholism & Addiction Assistance Alcoholism & Addiction AssistanceFind support and treatment services for alcoholism & addiction through an extensive treatment provider network throughout the State of Illinois.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility Calculator Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility CalculatorThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. This tool will help you to determine if you are likely to receive SNAP.
Human Services Office Locator Services Office LocatorSearch for a DHS Office or Service Provider by selecting your county, and, for Cook County, your ZIP Code:
Apply for Job Coaching & Day Services for Job Coaching & Day ServicesDay programs are offered to adults who have a developmental disability who live in residential settings, by themselves or with family. Programs may include daily living skills, outings, vocational training, employment opportunities and recreation.
Find Youth Services & Assistance Youth Services & AssistanceFind information for services and assistance available to youth, including youth who are in trouble with the law, life skill training, and pregnancy prevention.
Cash and Food Stamps Assistance (SNAP) and Food Stamps Assistance (SNAP)The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.