Reporting Abuse

State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Reporting
Staffed for 24-hour service
www.state.il.us/dcfs/child/index.shtml
800.252.2873

General Resources

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Children’s Hospital located Chicago.
www.luriechildrens.org
773.880.4000 or 1.800.KIDS-DOC

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Access free subscriptions to various child welfare articles and information. A service of Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
www.childwelfare.gov

CCBYS: Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services Network
Provides emergency housing and crisis counseling.
www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=37263
888.816.3264

Early Interventions
Provides information on 0-3 years Developmental Services.
www.state.il.us/agency/dhs/earlyint/earlyint.html

Illinois CASA
Promotes and supports quality volunteer representation for children in the court system.
www.illinoiscasa.org

Illinois Foster Family Handbook
Wealth of information about child development, foster care and DCFS procedures.
Foster_Parent_Handbook.pdf

Illinois State Board of Education
Information regarding special education, school codes, and other resources.
www.isbe.state.il.us

LaRabida Children’s Hospital
Services for children with illness, disability and abuse.
www.larabida.org
773.363.6700

Metropolitan Family Services
A comprehensive range of programs and services that help families through difficult times.
www.metrofamily.org
312.986.4000

National CASA Association
Promotes and supports quality volunteer representation for children in the court system.
www.nationalcasa.org

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
Aimed at preventing cruelty to children and increasing public awareness.
http://www.preventchildabuseillinois.org/
217.522.1129

Voices for Illinois Children
Link to resources, referrals and agencies to support children.
http://www.voices4kids.org/
312.456.0088

Support For Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago
Mentoring and activity programs for children in the Chicago area.
www.bbbschgo.org
312.427.0637

Boys and Girls Town National Hotline
Offers information, resources and referrals.
http://www.boystown.org/hotline
800.448.3000

Illinois All Kids
Provides child health insurance information for low-income families.
www.allkids.com
1-866-ALL-KIDS (1-866-255-5437)

Parents Care and Share of Illinois
Weekly parent support groups to help families reduce stress and lower the likelihood of abuse and neglect.
www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30519
800.443.4376

By Community

Centro Romero
Provides programs for Chicago’s Latino, refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago including adult education and legal assistance.
www.centroromero.org
773.508.5300

Employment Resource Center of Chicago
Serves clients by providing assessments and screenings, job matching, service referrals, resume preparation and job training programs to members of Englewood, Auburn-Gresham and other nearby communities.
http://saintsabina.org/outreach/st-sabina-erc-employment-resource-center.html
773.783.3760

Greater West Town Partnership
Provides education and employment opportunities for both youth and adults through customized training programs.
312.563.9028

Sankofa Safe Child Initiative
Mission is to “keep families intact” and focus is in the Austin and Lawndale areas
www.sankofasafechild.org

The Caring Closet
Gives emergency clothing, household items and furniture to families in south Chicago.
773.947.9043