Teen Parents

What is the purpose of this service?

If you are a teen parent, the Illinois Department of Human Services has programs to help you get the education and training you need to support your family and become a better parent.

Who can receive these services?

Specific requirements apply to each program.  Click on the program below for more information.

What services are offered?

In order for young parents to reach their goals of being independent and able to take care of themselves and their families and to make sure they and their children are healthy and prepared for school, all teen-parenting programs:

Help for Teen Parents

  • Reduce barriers that prevent them from completing high school or obtaining a GED
  • Avoid unplanned pregnancy
  • Improve parenting and life skills
  • Improve overall health and health of children

Help for Children of Teens

  • Well child check-ups
  • Immunizations
  • Early screening for developmental delays


How to apply?

Services are provided in communities throughout the state.

Call the DHS Helpline at

  • (800) 843-6154 (Voice) 
  • (866) 324-5553 (TTY)

Additional Information:

Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health