Department of Human Services
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
|Developmental Disabilities - Community and Facility Services
|Family and Community Services - Basic Family Supports
|Rehabilitation Services - Home Services
|Mental Health - Community and Facility Services
|Family and Community Services - Early Intervention
|Family and Community Services - Family Wellness
|Alcoholism and Substance Abuse - Addiction Treatment and Related Services
|Rehabilitation Services - Vocational Rehabilitation
|Family and Community Services - Community and Positive Youth Development
|Mental Health - Sexually Violent Persons Program
|Administration and Program Support
|Disability Determination Services
|Program Admin. - Disabilities and Behavioral Health
|Children's Residential and Educational Services
|Centers for Independent Living
|Blind Rehabilitation Services
|Management Information System
Totals may not add due to rounding.
The mission of the Department of Human Services (DHS) is to assist our customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence, and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families, and communities. DHS improves the quality of life of thousands of Illinois families by providing an array of comprehensive, coordinated services through programs for persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse problems; employment, training, and independent living programs for persons with disabilities; and financial support, employment and training programs, community health and prevention programs, child care, and other family services for low-income families. DHS serves Illinois families through the following main programs:
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services - DHS is charged with designing, coordinating, funding, and licensing a comprehensive and coordinated community-based and culturally and gender-appropriate array of services throughout the state for the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery of substance-related disorders. This system addresses the needs of at-risk or addicted individuals and their families.
Developmental Disabilities Services - An extensive array of services and supports are provided for individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to reside with their families or in other community living situations and to develop functional and occupational skills. DHS funds contracts with 328 community service providers and approximately 218 private Intermediate Care Facilities and operates seven State-Operated Developmental Centers that provide residential services and offer services and supports to individuals in community living environments.
Family and Community Services - This division emphasizes a structure that provides services along a continuum of care from birth to death and represents a comprehensive approach to meeting the basic needs of DHS customers: access to food, nutrition education, prenatal care, housing assistance, quality child care, youth services, income assistance, employment and training, and other supportive services. DFCS staff help clients find services provided by other DHS divisions, state agencies, and local communities.
Mental Health Services - Inpatient services are provided in seven accredited state hospitals and one treatment detention facility operated by the Division of Mental Health (DMH). DMH currently purchases community mental health services from 180+ certified vendors/providers whose staff include credentialed mental health professionals, such as licensed physicians, board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, registered nurses, and certified recovery support specialists. All services are targeted toward identifying and providing treatment to individuals who are diagnosed with mental illnesses/emotional disorders and co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders with the goal of supporting individuals' recovery.
Rehabilitation Services - DHS is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. This division works in partnership with persons with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities. DHS delivers services directly through nearly 200 local offices and in partnership with a network of local providers that reach every part of Illinois. DHS services touch the lives of one out of five Illinois citizens in the course of one year.