The Regional Administrator (RA) and Community Support Service Consultants (CSSCs) in Region 1 partner with community-based agencies to support and enhance service delivery in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

Office Location:

Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Community Services
401 So. Clinton, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone:  (312) 793-4605
Fax:  (312) 793-4666
TTY:  888-614-2382

Contact Information

  • Region 1 Administrator:

Hector Tellez, Region 1 Administrator

Phone: (312) 793-4605
Email: hector.tellez@illinois.gov

Carole Tate, Administrative Assistant

Phone: (312) 793-4605
Email:  carole.tate@illinois.gov

  • Lead Regional Consultant:

Mary Castle-Enyard

Phone: (312) 793-4630
Email:  mary.castle-enyard@illinois.gov

Community Support Services

The Regional Administrator and the Community Support Services Consultants (CSSC) partner with community-based agencies to support and enhance service delivery at the local level by:

  • performing required program reviews, thus assuring effective and accountable services;
  • acting as liaisons between the communities and the Division's programs; and
  • providing programmatic technical assistance as needed to local programs in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of clients and communities.

Maternal and Child Health Nurses

The Maternal and Child Health Nurses are responsible for integrating clinical expertise by providing consultation, health education, training, and technical assistance to all programs.

Nutritionists

The Nutritionists are Registered and Licensed Dietitians who bring the most current, scientifically-based nutrition and health information to the citizens of Illinois.

Other Links:

DHS Provider Helpline

1-800-804-3833 / 1-877-434-1082 (TTY)