Youth and Adult Services
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description


Illinois Faith-based Community


Provide direct on-site consultation to faith based organizations; attend local organization and planning meetings to provide technical assistance. In addition, implement and coordinate the Governor Office and other state department objectives/goals with Illinois faith-based community.


Manage and implement work plans to expand and strengthen the Partners for Hope initiative statewide. Provide information (consulting services) on how to interface with local, state and federal resources for program development. Inform faith-based organizations of new policies or procedures impacting the faith-based community.

Delivery Method:

Workshops, conference presentations and one-on-one consultation.

Program Data

Program Expenditures (Numbers in 000's) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of Grantees N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number Served 100 350 2,500 3,500

Program Effectiveness:

  • Increased the number of participant churches and faith-based organizations from 750 to 3500 interfacing with IDHS/HCD local offices.