Review the following list for local resources that can help with child safety concerns.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services: A state agency that provides "a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient."Provides information about child protection, foster care, adoption, day care licensing and much more.
Illinois Department of Human Services: This agency offers assistance with basic family needs (food, shelter, housing), mental health resources, financial help and rehabilitation services. The department's site for people with disabilities covers employment, education, independent living, etc. Also provides information about nutrition for low-income women, infants and children, including who can apply and office locations.
Illinois Department of Public Health: A wealth of information is found here on heath issues and statistics, diagnoses, adoption, blood lead levels and emergency medical services for children. Also provides information on how to access vital records.
Social Security: Apply for benefits for yourself or your child. The site is also available in Spanish.
Division of Specialized Care for Children: Care coordination for children with special health needs, including disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth; provides information on special education services and research on effective education for children with disabilities. Information on how to apply for DSCC benefits is also included. This agency may help with finances where insurance stops.
State of Illinois, Developmental Disabilities: Provides information on what developmental disabilities, what services are available, qualifications, locations of local coordination agencies and frequently asked questions.