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Illinois Immunization Program

Information on vaccination schedules for infants and children, preteens and teens, and adults.

800-526-4372 (TTY: 800-547-0466)

Early Intervention Program

To help children between the ages of birth to 3 with disabilities or delays, to learn and grow.


Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy.

800-323-4769 (TTY: 866-295-6817)

Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) Program

Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) is a crisis mental health service program for children and adolescents who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency. SASS agencies provide intensive mental health services for eligible children and youth who may need hospitalization or community based mental health care. SASS services are available by calling the CARES line. Click here for a handout on SASS.

800-843-6154 (TTY 800-447-6404)

Department of Human Services (DHS) - Individual Care Grant (ICG) Program

The Individual Care Grant (ICG) program provides funding to children with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) under the age of 18 to assist in obtaining the appropriate level of treatment services required to improve their condition. Click here to download the ICG Application. Click here to download the ICG Application.

Or email (search for ICG)

All Kids

All Kids is Illinois’ program for children who need comprehensive, affordable, health insurance, regardless of immigration status or health condition.

866-ALL-KIDS (866-255-5437)

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation

ILCHF works through grantee partners across the state, the Foundation focuses its grant making on identifying and funding solutions to the barriers that prevent children from accessing the ongoing health care they need, with a primary focus on children’s oral health and children’s mental health.


NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness (Illinois)

NAMI Illinois (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to improve the lives of individuals and families challenged by mental illness.


Center for Parent Information & Resources

All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve.


Illinois Department of Public Health

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to protect the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation, and the control of disease and injury. There are multiple contact numbers for IDPH, click here to access the contact numbers on their website.

SAMSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Girls & Boys Town Hotline

The Boys Town National Hotline is a free hotline available to kids, teens and young adults at any time.

Text VOICE to 20121

Teen Line

A teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services.

Text TEEN to 839863

National Runaway Safeline

For youth and teens with thoughts of running away and for those who have already run away, the confidential and nonjudgmental hotline is there to listen. For parents and guardians who need support and help, the hotline can connect to resources.


The Alliance

The Alliance’s programs and services target families of youth ages 10 to 21 who are experiencing mental, emotional, or behavioral health challenges. They can help families learn to navigate the various systems of care.


Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership

The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) is a statewide, public/private partnership of policymakers and advocates in Illinois committed to improving the scope, quality, and access of mental health programs, services, and supports for children.


UIC Specialized Care for Children

University of Illinois at Chicago's Division of Specialized Care for Children provides FREE care coordination for families of children with special health care needs.