Healthy Families Illinois

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

What is the purpose of this service?

Healthy Families Illinois (HFI) which follows the research-based Healthy Families America program model, is a voluntary home visiting program that helps new and expectant parents strengthen their families' functioning and reduce their risk for child abuse and/or neglect.  The program is a prevention program that works to improve the safety of children while providing support to the family.

Who can receive these services?

If you are expecting a baby or are a new parent you may be eligible.

What services are offered?

Home visitors help new moms and dads be better parents by teaching them:

  • How babies grow and develop
  • How to keep babies safe and healthy
  • Good parenting skills

Parents also get help in setting and reaching goals for completing school and/or getting a job.

How to apply?

Services are provided in communities throughout the state.

Contact a Healthy Families Illinois Provider if you would like to apply.

More Information & Resources

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154 or Email Us
  • 1-866-324-5553 TTY