Finding help for your family in times of need is important. Communities, counties and states offer information and help. The Internet is an important source for addresses and phone numbers.
For health and medical information
contact hospitals, local clinics, pharmacies, county medical societies and community or county departments of public health.
For a list of food pantries
contact churches, city and county resource centers and departments of public health.
For education/learning needs
contact schools, and regional and state departments of education. County departments of public health may have information on questions concerning early learning disabilities and early intervention services.
Contact 211 or Parent Help Line at 217-544-5808 or toll free at 1-888-727-5889 for a more complete list of agencies that can help in the central Illinois area.
- Family Service Center: 217-528-8406
- Lutheran Child & Family Services: 217-544-4631
- Autism Project: 217-525-8332
Child Abuse and Neglect
- Child Advocacy Center: 217-522-2241
- DCFS – Child Abuse Hotline: 800-252-2873
- Prevent Child Abuse Illinois: 217-522-1129
- Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault: 217-744-2560 | Hotline 217-753-8081
- Community Connection Point: 217-525-2805
- Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery: 217-525-6800
- DHS Support Enhancement & Help Line: 800-447-4278
- Sojourn Shelter & Services: 217-726-5100 | Hotline 217-726-5200
- Illinois Department of Aging: 800-252-8966
- The Parent Place: 217-753-8730
- Parent Help Line: 217-544-5808 or 888-727-5889
- Elizabeth Ann Seton: 217-757-6025
- Parents As Teachers and Teens Parents As Teachers: 217-525-3315
- Fun Shop – Mom, Dad and Tot Program: 217-753-6234
Poison Resource Center
- Pregnancy Care Center of Springfield: 217-525-5630
Rent and Utility Assistance
- LIHEAP/IHWAP: 217-535-3120
Ronald McDonald House
Suicide/Crisis Intervention Hotline
WIC – Women, Infant and Children