about DHS

about DHSThe Department of Human Services is one of Illinois' largest agencies, with more than 13,000 employees and an annual budget of over $5.4 billion.

Illinois created DHS in 1997, to provide our state's residents with streamlined access to integrated services, especially those who are striving to move from welfare to work and economic independence, and others who face multiple challenges to self-sufficiency.

DHS is proud of its diversity, efficiency, and the services that the agency and its community partners provide to Illinois citizens.

Our Mission

To assist our customers to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence and health through the provision of seamless, integrated services for individuals, families and communities.

Guiding Principles

DHS will be guided by the principle that there is "No Wrong Door" for any of our customers. This dictates that we have a seamless service delivery approach that is:

  • Customer Centered
  • Pro-active 
  • Innovative 
  • Collaborative
  • Performance and Outcome Driven 
  • Dynamic Efficient and Effective
  • Solution Oriented 
  • Technology Sensitive

More Information

  • Rules and Policy - Up to date documents that govern the delivery of human services.
  • For DHS, the State of Illinois is divided into 5 regions. Use this DHS Regional Map to view your regions.

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154
  • 1-800-447-6404 TTY

Events

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DVAM Activity in Wheaton, IL (Dupage County)
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DVAM Activity in McHenry County
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DVAM Activity in Havana, IL (Mason County)
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DVAM Activitiy in Canton, IL (Fulton County)
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DVAM Activity in Rochelle, IL (Ogle County)
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DVAM Activity in Charleston, IL (Coles County)
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DVAM Activity in Galena, IL (Jo Daviess & Carroll Counties)
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DVAM Activity in Tinley Park, IL (Cook County)
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DVAM Activity in Tinley Park, IL (Cook County)
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DVAM Activity in Carthage, Oquawka, Monmouth, & Macomb, IL
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DVAM Activity in DuPage County
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10/1 DVAM Activity in Urbana, IL (Champaign County)
10/1 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/1 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/1 DVAM Activity in Havana, IL (Mason County)
10/1 DVAM Activity in La Grange, IL (Cook County)
10/1 DVAM Activity in Joliet, IL ( Will County)
10/1 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/2 Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention
10/2 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/2 DVAM Activity in Waukegan, IL (Lake County)
10/2 DVAM Activity in Joliet, IL (Will County)
10/2 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/2 DVAM Activity in Princeton, IL (Bureau County)
10/2 DVAM Activity in Shelbyville, IL (Shelby County)
10/3 Car Seat Inspection - Chicago area
10/4 Dvam Activity in Naperville, IL (DuPage County)
10/4 DVAM Activity in Urbana, IL (Champaign County)
10/4 DVAM Activity in Cicero, IL (Cook County)
10/4 DVAM Activity in Naperville, IL (DuPage County)
10/5 DVAM Activity in Oregon, IL (Ogle County)
10/6 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/6 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/6 DVAM Activity in DeKalb, IL (DeKalb County)
10/7 DVAM Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/7 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/8 DVAM Activity in Evanston, IL (Cook County)
10/8 DVAM Activity in Elgin, IL (Kane County)
10/8 DVAM Activity in Palatine, IL (Cook County)
10/8 DVAM Activity in Canton, IL (Fulton County)
10/8 DVAM Activity in Alton, IL (Madison County)
10/8 DVAM Activity in Morris, IL (Grundy County)
10/8 DVAM Activity in Woodstock, IL (McHenry County)
10/9 DVAM Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/9 DVAM Activity in Elgin, IL (Kane County)
10/9 DVAM Activity in Elgin, IL - (Kane County)
10/10 DVAM Activity in Elgin, IL (Kane County)
10/10 DVAM Activity in Glen Ellyn, IL (DuPage County)
10/11 DVAM Activity in Champaign, IL (Champaign County)
10/12 DVAM Activity in Galena, IL (Jo Daviess County)
10/12 DVAM Activity in Phoenix, IL (Cook County)
10/13 DVAM Activity in Palos Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/13 DVAM Activity in Tinley Park, IL (Cook County)
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DVAM Activity in Tinley Park, IL (Cook County)
10/13 DVAM Activity in Clinton, IL ( DeWitt County)
10/14 DVAM Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/14 DVAM Activity in Elgin, IL (Kane County)
10/14 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/15 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
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10/16 DVAM Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/16 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/16 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/16 DVAM Activity in Macomb, IL (McDonough County)
10/16 DVAM Activity in Peru, IL (LaSalle County)
10/16 DVAM Activity in Decatur, IL (Macon County)
10/16 DVAM Activity in Elmhurst, IL (DuPage County)
10/17 Car Seat Inspection - Chicago area
10/17 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/17 DVAM Activity in Vernon Hills, IL
10/18 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/18 DVAM Activity in Urbana, IL (Champaign County)
10/18 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/18 DVAM Activity in Streator, Ottawa, & LaSalle-Peru, IL (LaSalle County)
10/19 Car Seat Inspection - Chicago area
10/20 DVAM Activity in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Hickory Hills, & Oak Lawn (Cook County)
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DVAM Activity in Elgin, IL (Kane County)
10/21 DVAM Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/21 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/21 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/22 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/23 DVAM Activity in Elgin, IL (Kane County)
10/23 DVAm Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/23 DVAM Activity in Rolling Meadows, IL (Cook County)
10/23 DVAM Activity in Glen Ellyn, IL (DuPage County)
10/23 DVAM Activity in Charleston, IL (Coles County)
10/23 DVAM Activity in Crystal Lake, IL (McHenry County)
10/23 DVAM Activity in Sullivan, IL (Moultrie County)
10/24 DVAM Activity in Wheaton, IL (DuPage County)
10/24 DVAM Activity in Champaign & Urbana, IL (Champaign County)
10/24 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/25 DVAM Activity in Shorewood, IL (Will County)
10/25 DVAM Activity in Springfield, IL (Sangamon County)
10/28 DVAM Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/29 DVAM Activity in Crystal Lake, IL (McHenry County)
10/29 Job/Career Fair and a Health & Disabilities Fair
10/30 DVAM Activity in Hickory Hills, IL (Cook County)
10/30 DVAM Activity in Evanston, IL (Cook County)
10/30 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/31 DVAM Activity in Evanston, IL (Cook County)
10/31 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
10/31 DVAM Activity in Chicago, IL (Cook County)
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