IDHS by the Numbers

Division Budgeted Staff (Staff on Board) Total FY21 Appropriations Federal Funds GRF (State of Illinois General Revenue Fund) OSF (Other State of Illinois Funds)
Family & Community Services



$2.98 billion $1.4 billion $1.3 billion $249 million
Developmental Disabilities



$2.01 billion $123 million $1.7 billion $151 million
Mental Health



$681 million $45 million $524 million $112 million
Rehabilitation Services



$1.2 billion $292 million $650 million $252 million
Substance Use Prevention & Recovery



$286 million $152 million $86 million $48 million



$541 million $34 million $258 million $248 million




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The Five Divisions of IDHS

  1. Substance Use Prevention and Recovery
  2. Rehabilitation Services
  3. Mental Health
  4. Developmental Disabilities
  5. Family and Community Services

Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

(FY21: $286 million annual budget, 53 full time employees)

Prevention Services (FY20 Data)

  • 1.5 million youth and/or parents of youth were reached through alcohol, marijuana, and/or Guard + Discard Communication Campaigns
  • 378,000 youth served in school-based prevention (Youth Prevention Education, Youth Advisory Committee, Alcohol or Marijuana Communication Campaign, and Youth Leadership)

Gambling Use Disorder

  • 995 patients received gambling services from 16 SUPR-funded organizations in FY2020. 438 patients served from 9 organizations in FY2019.

Opioid Crisis Response

  • 390,815 treatment services were delivered to people with a primary substance use of Opioid in FY20. In addition, 15,126 persons with opioid use disorder have been served through the outreach, treatment, and recovery support services supported by federal grants.
  • 100,817+ naloxone kits distributed in the last 4.5 years
  • 27,920 Naloxone kits distributed by organizations in the IDHS/SUPR Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) in 2020
  • 12,823 Individuals trained on overdose prevention by organizations enrolled in the DOPP in 2020

Treatment Services (FY20 Data)

  • 1,062,385 unique treatment services were delivered, including 24.5% for primary substance use of Alcohol, 42.9% for Opioid
  • 38,339 people were admitted for SUD treatment across 145 SUPR-funded SUD treatment organizations
  • 673 women were pregnant on admission for SUD treatment.

Rehabilitation Services

(FY21: $1.19 billion annual budget, 1,392 full time employees, 46 local offices)

  • 45,533 Vocational Rehabilitation customers served

    • 4,633 Successful Outcomes Overall, including 1,487 for SSI/SSDI Recipients and 1,610 from Community Rehab Program
  • Approximately 34,000 Individual Providers (aka Personal Assistants) have benefited from an increase in wages from $13.48 to $14.50 an hour; wages for these workers will reach $15 an hour in January 2021.
  • 31,278 people receive support through the Home Services Program
  • 9,394 people are receiving Core Independent Living Services
  • 3,091 Older, Blind Individuals completed Independent Living Plans that demonstrate Achievement of Skills
  • 554 New Blind Services Applications in 2020
  • 401 New Blind Services Email Individual Plans for Employment in 2020

Mental Health

(FY21: $681 million annual budget, 2,382 full time employees, 7 Psychiatric Hospitals [SOPHs])

Developmental Disabilities

(FY21: $2 billion annual budget, 4,046 full time employees, 7 Developmental Centers [SODCs])

  • 50,000+ Special Olympians, many funded by DDD, reach their health and fitness goals each year
  • ~ 22,000 individuals receive services from one of the three Home and Community Based Medicaid waivers (Adult Waiver, Children's Residential Waiver and Children's Support Waiver)
    • 20,658 Adult
    • 200 Children's Residential
    • 1,087 Children's Support
  • ~ 10,000 people live in about 2,100 state-supported CILAs, operated by 228 providers
  • ~ 7,000 families receive support through Access for Illinois Children with Autism each year.
  • ~ 3,800 people live in 196 private Intermediate Care Facilities for People with DD (ICF-DDs) operated by 53 providers
  • ~ 3,700 people receive specialized dental care each year.
  • ~ 2,000 families are served by the DD Respite program each year
  • ~ 2,000 kids receive diagnostic services and support through the Autism Grant for Diagnosis and Education.
  • ~ 1,600 individuals live in 7 State Operated Developmental Centers
  • ~ 1,500 individuals with disabilities are connected to individuals without disabilities for social interaction through the Best Buddies program each year.
  • ~ 1,000 families are served each year through the Latino Outreach Program
  • 673 people were served by 5 DDD funded epilepsy education and support agencies across the state
  • 283 individuals with I/DD who were in crisis (homeless, abused or neglected) received immediate long term services and support in response to their crisis in 2019
  • 50 individuals annually receive short-term behavioral and mental health support from 6 regional Support Service Teams who provide interdisciplinary technical assistance and training in response to persons with challenges to their ability to live and thrive in the community.
  • 16 high risk individuals each year are served in four Short Term Stabilization Homes (in Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Athens and Dawson), which work to stabilize people experiencing challenges in their residential placement

Family and Community Services

(FY21: $2.98 billion annual budget, 4,515 full time employees; 69 local offices)

Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) (FY20 Data)

  • 7.1 million people received Emergency Food Assistance Program services, including Food Bank deliveries and distributions
  • 24,226 people received Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Homeless Prevention, and Rapid Rehousing
  • 660+ Food Pantries, Shelters, and Soup Kitchens funded through Emergency Food Assistance Program

Family and Community Resource Centers (FY20 Data)

  • More than $259.7 million issued in emergency P-EBT benefits to help feed 2.1+ million children.
  • 2.9 million people served by Medicaid
  • 2+ million people served by SNAP
  • 1.7 million people received Family Health Plans
  • 147,000+ people were waiting more than 45 days for a determination of their Medicaid eligibility in January 2019 -- by August 2020, the backlog had been slashed to 17,259. The corresponding Long-Term Care application backlog is down more than 95%, from 5,260 in April 2018 to 224 in August 2020.
  • 67,333 people received TANF

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) (FY20 Data)

  • $10 million (monthly average) of WIC food funding provided to people
  • 324,000+ people received WIC services, including Pregnant (51,021), Post-partum (25,906) and Breastfeeding Women (19,001), Infants (109,754), and Children (118,318)
  • 135,388 people received Family Case Management, including Pregnant Women (42,785), Infants (77,365) and Children (15,238)
  • 16,000 seniors (60+) on average each month received Commodity Supplemental Food services.

Child Care (FY20 Data)

  • 126,070 average monthly children served by state-subsidized childcare through the Child Care Assistance Program.
  • IDHS has provided, at least, an 8.5% increase for all Child Care providers over the last year.
  • IDHS has also reduced family co-payments, from over 11% in previous years to no more than 7% of a family's gross income.

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking (FY20 Data)

  • 88,009 people received Domestic Violence Victim Services Program services (54,017), Partner Abuse Intervention Program services (7,658), and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response services (26,334)

Supportive Housing, Emergency & Transitional Housing and Homeless Prevention (FY20 Data)

  • 50,991 people received Emergency and Transitional Housing services (30,900), Supportive Housing services (11,060), or Homeless Prevention services (9,031)

Early Intervention (FY20 Data)

  • 44,306 Early Intervention Individualized Family services provided
  • 39,996 referrals (and re-referrals) for EI services

Immigrant Integration, Welcoming Centers and Refugee Resettlement (FY20 Data)

  • 30,160 Immigrants served in Illinois Family Resource Program
  • 16,343 people served in Welcoming Centers
  • 10,541 Immigrants served in New Americans Initiative
  • 1,454 refugees received assistance in seeking employment, mental health services, or senior services
  • 835 health screenings for Refugees upon arrival to Illinois
  • 476 students received supports in K-12 and 386 parents received orientation to school services

Workforce Development (FY20 Data)

  • 16,387 people received SNAP Job Placement, including intensive education, job skills training, and/or pre-employment services.
  • 14,936 people received free tax preparation services
  • 3,887 people received TANF Work First, a "pay after performance" program designed for those having difficulty obtaining work
  • 3,386 people received TANF Job Placement services
  • 822 people received Earnfare services, including an opportunity to gain work experience and earn cash assistance
  • 150 people received SNAP to Success services, including support in job search, skills training, education, and subsidized employment activities that lead to greater independence and self-sufficiency

Community and Positive Youth Development (FY20 Data)

Early Childhood Development (FY20 Data)

  • 1,538 new and expectant families with risk factors for child maltreatment received Home Visits via Healthy Families Illinois
  • 1,077 people received Parents Too Soon services, including parenting skills education and developmental screenings
  • 825 entities recruited by All Our Kids Early Childhood Network to participate in the Integrated Referral and Information System, a website to coordinate referrals and close communication gaps between partners and families in 8 communities.
  • 475 parents and children supported through 10 Parent Support Groups and several Companion Children's groups in the Parents Care and Share Program and Home Visiting Programs
  • 94 teen mothers received doula services through the Pregnant Teens Doula program, includes screenings for postpartum depression and breastfeeding education