Illinois Department of Human Services

Illinois Department of Human Services Illinois Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services is one of Illinois' largest agencies, with more than 13,000 employees and an annual budget of over $5.4 billion. Illinois 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. DHS is proud of its diversity, efficiency, and the services that the agency and its community partners provide to Illinois citizens.

Mission: To assist our customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families and communities.

Congratulations to our ISD basketball team!
02/14/2020

Congratulations to our ISD basketball team!

Congratulations to ISD’s 1st-2nd grade basketball team. They finished their season undefeated with a record of 8-0 in the YMCA basketball league.

DFD starts NARCAN Leave Behind Program
02/11/2020
DFD starts NARCAN Leave Behind Program

DFD starts NARCAN Leave Behind Program

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — In an effort to reduce opioid overdose deaths, the Danville Fire Division is joining forces with the Champaign Health Department and Partnership to Reduce Opiate Morta…

The Governor's Office is now taking applications for the Michael Curry Summer Internship Program! The program offers col...
02/10/2020
Opportunities in our Office - Opportunities

The Governor's Office is now taking applications for the Michael Curry Summer Internship Program! The program offers college juniors, seniors, and graduate students in all disciplines (including law) an opportunity to work in one of the agencies (including IDHS) under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Governor on a full-time basis for ten (10) weeks during the summer.

Click here for more information and to apply: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/about/opportunities/Pages/default.aspx

The Governor's Office offers great opportunities to experience firsthand the inner workings of state government. The Office offers a variety of programs for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students. Below you can find out what opportunities are available as well as information on ho...

Today we announced our partnerships with UIC and CommunityConnect Labs to improve census outreach to hard-to-count commu...
02/06/2020

Today we announced our partnerships with UIC and CommunityConnect Labs to improve census outreach to hard-to-count communities and strengthen our ability to ensure every person in Illinois is represented in the 2020 Census. Read the full press release here:https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/21133-IDHS_to_partner_with_UIC_and_CommunityConnect_Labs_to_Improve_Census_Outreach_to_Hard-to-Count_Communities.pdf

Do you or someone you know have a gambling disorder? Call the state's hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER, text ILGAMB to 53342 or ...
02/05/2020

Do you or someone you know have a gambling disorder? Call the state's hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER, text ILGAMB to 53342 or visit WeKnowtheFeeling.org.

IDHS has 35 new job openings across the state! Click below for more information and to apply. Registered Nurse - Waukega...
02/03/2020

IDHS has 35 new job openings across the state! Click below for more information and to apply.

Registered Nurse - Waukegan, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2535955
Mental Health Technician Trainee (20) - Waukegan, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2649092
Mental Health Technician Trainee (10) - Dwight, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2649092
Physician – Anna, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2215044
Registered Nurse - Centralia, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2698630
Executive Secretary - Waukegan, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2695757
Registered Nurse - Anna, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2375399

Opioid 'consumption sites' coming to Illinois
01/31/2020
Opioid 'consumption sites' coming to Illinois

Opioid 'consumption sites' coming to Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) - Governor JB Pritzker has just set aside $4. 1 million to help fight Illinois’ opioid crisis with a new executive order. Included in those efforts are "supervised consumption sites"These four centers will focus on making sure people are using clean needles, have acces...

Our Alton Mental Health Center in Alton, IL is hosting an open interview event for registered nurses on February 13th! S...
01/30/2020

Our Alton Mental Health Center in Alton, IL is hosting an open interview event for registered nurses on February 13th! See below for more information.

On Monday, IDHS Secretary Grace B. Hou joined Governor Pritzker as he signed Executive Order 2020-02 to better address r...
01/30/2020

On Monday, IDHS Secretary Grace B. Hou joined Governor Pritzker as he signed Executive Order 2020-02 to better address racial disparities in responding to the opioid crisis.

Governor Pritzker announced the Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee and an increase of $4.1 million state dollars this fiscal year to expand recovery and prevention services for individuals with opioid use disorder in all corners of the state.

If you or someone you know is experiencing opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders, call the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at 1-833-2FINDHELP or visit HelplineIL.org.

Governor JB Pritzker
01/29/2020
Governor JB Pritzker

Governor JB Pritzker

It has been a tenet of my administration to make health care a right, not a privilege, for all Illinoisans—no matter their income, race, ethnicity, or religion. Today I signed an executive order that begins an effort to achieve social equity as we work to end the opioid crisis.

I’m equally proud to announce that we’re matching our verbal commitment to end the opioid epidemic in Illinois with a financial one. My administration is increasing our state investment in this fight by over $4 million in this fiscal year.

We know that far too often, medical treatment and outcomes fall short in achieving equity. We will not tolerate the racial disparities that come from institutional failures. Our work won’t be done until all our residents have the opportunity to live their most fulfilling lives.

We are doing all that we can to ensure recovery is accessible. No one is a lost cause. Recovery belongs in Illinois—in every corner, and every community.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
01/23/2020

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Over the last two days ICIRR and our partners from across the city, suburban Cook County, and the collar counties came together to get ready for the 2020 Census! We went deep into canvassing and educating our communities about the Census and how they can participate starting March 12.

The training culminated with a press conference and canvass on Wednesday featuring leaders who understand the importance of the Census and were advocates to ensure that hard-to-count communities got the resources they need for a complete count.

Thank you to our partners: Mujeres Latinas en Accion, HANA Center, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Erie Neighborhood House, IL Muslim Civic Coalition, Arab American Action Network, ONE Northside, Illinois Migrant Council, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Spanish Coalition for Housing, PASO - West Suburban Action Project, Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project - SSIP, Indo-American Center, Southwest Organizing Project, Enlace Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Communities United, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community- CBCAC, Centro Romero, AFIRE Chicago, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, Arab American Family Services (AAFS), Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Vietnamese Association of Illinois, Community Health Partnership of Illinois, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Centro de Informacion

Thank you to the elected leaders who spoke today: State Rep Theresa Mah, State Senator Celina Villanueva, State Representative Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez, Commissioner Alma Anaya, Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez 25th Ward Office

IDHS is hiring! We have seven new positions open at Chester Mental Health Center in Chester, IL. Click below for more in...
01/22/2020

IDHS is hiring! We have seven new positions open at Chester Mental Health Center in Chester, IL. Click below for more information and to apply!

Activity Therapist Coordinator: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2678364

Activity Therapist Coordinator: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2678380

Human Resources Representative: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2678408

Human Resources Associate Opt. 2: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2678432

Social Worker II: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2678456

Social Worker II: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2678467

Licensed Practical Nurse I: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2678502

01/21/2020

Office Closure: The IDHS Englewood Family Community Resource Center located at 5323 S. Western, Chicago, IL 60649 is temporarily closed. For services, please visit one of the following IDHS locations:

Southeast, 8001 S Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619

Calumet Park, 831 W 119th Street, Chicago, IL 60619

Mid-South, 1642 W 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60636

Roseland, 11203 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60628

South Suburban, 3301 Weirton Rd, Blue Island, IL 60406

Woodlawn, 915 E. 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Our Choate Mental Health & Developmental Center in Anna, IL is hosting tech select testing on February 27th! See below f...
01/17/2020

Our Choate Mental Health & Developmental Center in Anna, IL is hosting tech select testing on February 27th! See below for more information.

Congratulations Josh!
01/15/2020

Congratulations Josh!

Another success story! Recent graduate, Josh, worked at Goodwill for the Student Work Experience program while in school. He made the transition out and is now employed full time by Goodwill and continues to do great things!

If you or someone you know has a gambling disorder, call the state's hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER, text ILGAMB to 53342 or v...
01/13/2020

If you or someone you know has a gambling disorder, call the state's hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER, text ILGAMB to 53342 or visit WeKnowtheFeeling.org today.

Pot-Focused Campaigns Aim to Educate Consumers About New Law
01/09/2020
Pot-Focused Campaigns Aim to Educate Consumers About New Law

Pot-Focused Campaigns Aim to Educate Consumers About New Law

With recreational marijuana now legal, city and state officials are working to educate consumers about what’s permitted under the new law and how to use cannabis responsibly.

Check out this great article from NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS about the important work our Illinois Census Office is doing to ...
01/08/2020
Illinois Census Office Works To Give Out Consistent Correct Information

Check out this great article from NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS about the important work our Illinois Census Office is doing to prepare for the 2020 census!

As Illinois prepares for the 2020 census count, leaders of the state census office said they’re focusing on getting correct information out to communities,

This Thursday, our Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, IL is hosting open interviews for 23 registered nursing positions...
01/07/2020

This Thursday, our Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, IL is hosting open interviews for 23 registered nursing positions we have open from 9am-2pm. See below for more information!

IDHS is hiring! We have 11 new positions open across the state. Click below for more information and to apply!Physician ...
01/03/2020

IDHS is hiring! We have 11 new positions open across the state. Click below for more information and to apply!

Physician – Anna, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2530049

Registered Nurse 1 – Anna, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2552847

Registered Nurse 2 – Anna, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2437985

Registered Nurse 2 – Anna, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2334900

Registered Nurse, Part Time (6 open) – Dwight, IL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2668452

Support Service Worker – Dwight, IL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2672466

Click here for a full list of IDHS openings: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/default.cfm?&promotionaljobs=0&transfer=0

The Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances has officially reached 20,000 calls and the website has been visi...
01/03/2020
Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances

The Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances has officially reached 20,000 calls and the website has been visited over 63,000 times.

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, call 833-2FINDHELP or click below.

Find help here. The Illinois Helpline can connect you to opioid and other substance use disorder treatment services in Illinois.

Reminder! Our Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, IL is hosting open interviews for registered nurses on January 9th fro...
12/31/2019

Reminder! Our Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, IL is hosting open interviews for registered nurses on January 9th from 9am-2pm. See below for more information!

12/30/2019
Census EDU Summit-Welcome

Did you miss our Census EDU Summit? Check out this welcome video featuring IDHS Secretary Grace B. Hou and more on the ISBE Vimeo page!

Welcome – Marishonta Wilkerson and Oswaldo Alvarez, 2020 Census Co-Coordinators – Deputy Governor Sol Flores – Governor JB Pritzker –…

12/28/2019
Central Illinois Ace Hardware

Congratulations to Bernie Roach from our Illinois School for the Visually Impaired! He recently completed the last day of his work program at Ace Hardware in Jacksonville and was featured in this video commercial on Facebook. Great job Bernie!

12/27/2019
Talk with Toni - Happy Holidays with Toni

IDHS Secretary Grace B. Hou was recently a guest on President Preckwinkle's "Talk with Toni" TV show. Check it out below!

The holidays are in full swing! On this episode of Talk with Toni we celebrate by finding ways that we can make the holidays a little brighter by giving to e...

State Approves Budget for Library System Census Grant
12/20/2019
State Approves Budget for Library System Census Grant

State Approves Budget for Library System Census Grant

he Pritzker Administration and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) awarded the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) with a $750,000 grant to encourage full participation in Census 2020 throughout the state.

Our Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, IL is hosting open interviews for registered nurses on January 9th from 9am-2pm....
12/19/2019

Our Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, IL is hosting open interviews for registered nurses on January 9th from 9am-2pm. See below for more information!

Gov Pritzker calls on Illinois to become best state in raising children
12/17/2019
Gov Pritzker calls on Illinois to become best state in raising children

Gov Pritzker calls on Illinois to become best state in raising children

After making the largest investment ever into early childhood programs and facilities this past year, Governor JB Pritzker gathered with leading early childhood experts today and announced greater state investment in child care programs across Illinois beginning January 1st and the creation of a new...

IDHS has 25 new job openings across the state! Click below for more information and to apply. Support Service Worker - W...
12/16/2019

IDHS has 25 new job openings across the state! Click below for more information and to apply.

Support Service Worker - Waukegan, IL:
https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2653543

Mental Health Technician - Waukegan, IL:
https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2653865

Mental Health Technician Trainee - Waukegan, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2649092

Rehabilitation Workshop Instructor - Waukegan, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2648158

Registered Nurse – Waukegan, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2535955

Public Service Administrator (Dietary Services) – Park Forest, IL:
https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2658351

Senior Public Service Administrator (ACD Operations) – Park Forest, IL:
https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2658428

Registered Nurse (17 openings) – Dwight, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2656143

Physician – Anna, IL: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=2215044

Click here for a full list of IDHS job openings: https://www.indeedjobs.com/illinois-department-of-human-services-6ffa36e/jobs

Governor JB Pritzker
12/12/2019

Governor JB Pritzker

This morning, I joined business leaders to stress the importance of ensuring our state has a complete census count.

The state's effort will help our fellow Illinoisans get the representation they deserve and maximize the dollars we get back from the federal government.

Congratulations to our wrestling coach at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired!
12/10/2019
ISVI wrestling coach Ken Mansell gets win No. 350

Congratulations to our wrestling coach at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired!

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WAND) -- Ken Mansell gained his 350th win as a coach Thursday at the ISVI home wrestling meet.

Check out this story WBEZ did on the Census EDU Summit we hosted with the Illinois State Board of Education last week!
12/09/2019
Illinois Hosts Summit To Ensure Children Get Counted In The Census

Check out this story WBEZ did on the Census EDU Summit we hosted with the Illinois State Board of Education last week!

Officials said undercounting children in the census could result in the loss of crucial resources that could help them, such as food stamps.

Check out this awesome story that aired on the CBS Chicago morning show featuring our Director of the Division of Rehabi...
12/05/2019
Giovanni Francese Is Completely Blind, Owns Vending Business

Check out this awesome story that aired on the CBS Chicago morning show featuring our Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Rahnee Patrick, and Giovanni Francese, an entrepreneur in our Business Enterprise Program for the Blind!

Don’t ever tell Giovanni Franceschi he can’t do something – he’ll prove you wrong.

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Personal question: if a person is on ssi and only earning 764 dollars how much should that person be eligible for in food stamps? Reason for asking said person is only receiving 33 dollars in food stamps and we all know a person can not survive a month on that amount of currency. Please respond with a reasonable answer.
By transferring former DCFS wards to managed care, you have effectively cut off services for the next 7-10 business days for THOUSANDS of young people with multiple medical conditions who have not received updated information from the new plans. I spent 2 hours on the phone with HFS and BCBS Community Health and am now standing at my kids pharmacy unable to verify coverage. I do not have over $2000 to pay for their heart, hypertension and seizure medication. The state of Illinois made a huge mess.
I'ive been leaving messages at 782-0400 for over a week but no one ever calls back! Why? The voice mail message says "Sorry is not availble. Please leave a message" . It doesn't give a name, just says Sorry is not available. You'd think a person could get a call back in 24-48 hours but this has been over a week. Can you please give me a better number to call where a person actually answers the phone or returns calls?
I am an Early Intervention provider. When can I expect the vouchers you approved (impacted by the accounting system “glitch”) last week to actually be sent to the Comptroller for payment? I am just one of thousands of frustrated providers. Please be as transparent as possible!
ATTN: Parents of small children attending daycare centers & home daycares in the state of Illinois. Your childcare providers have not been paid by the State due to "glitches" in the system according to DHS. This non payment of thousand of providers across Illinois is causing finanial hardship as well as may cause issues with the quailty of care your child may receive if this "glitch" continues. Please help support your childcare professionals by reaching out to the Governor's office and requesting his office take a look into this matter. Contact him at 217.782.6830 with your concerns, request they #FixTheGlitch and pay your childcare professionals.
East St Louis office has no structure!! 1 office for an entire county 10 towns 100 customers and 5 workers. You have to wait 3 hours for a print out if your benefits to take to Liheap. The system been down all week #scarcity #destitution #poverty
I was on hold for 2 hr and 22 min when it beeped and said there was a call error. This is NOT ok! I’m getting bills because it’s taking so long to get my son Medicaid (born in October) and when I try to call for help, this is what I get. I have a screenshot but can’t add a picture here.
Our Summer Camp Registration is now open along with staff applications at https://www.tourettecampusa.com/register-summer-2019. A one-week residential camp program for children 8-16 with Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Our program is held at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois on the Chain of Lakes in Northern Illinois. We provide a fun-filled positive week of camp where kids can be themselves in a safe and caring community. amp will be from Sunday June 21 till Saturday, June 27, 2020. Cost is $685 but financial aid is available based on need. We also are looking for volunteer staff age 17 and older. Information also on our website as well.
I am disabled and unable to work had to put my Dad on hospice and at the time of renewal I was sick with my Parkinson's in the hospital so I missed my re-enrollment so I was signed as a new one. Now I have called the office 5x with no return call since Thanksgiving no food no transportation and you call the hotline for what? They can't do anything for you but say SORRY. I thought you have changed well obviously you have not and you don't return calls in two days I am still waiting after my 5th time this is very sad. MERRY CHRISTMAS I HOPE YOU GET TO HAVE A WONDERFUL DINNER WITH YOUR FAMILY WHILE I STILL WAIT FOR A CALL AND IMAGINE THAT I AM EATING CHRISTMAS DINNER WHEN I'M NOT JUST LIKE THANKSGIVING!!!!! I LOVE HOW YOU HAVE MADE ALL THESE CHANGES FOR THE BETTER......... NOT!!!!!!!!!
May want to check out these pictures and investigate your case worker. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2771119576282791&id=100001543271975
Need to get medicade