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Child Abuse Hotline
800-25-ABUSE
(800-252-2873)

217-785-4020
(for international calls only)

DCFS Info and Assistance
(Advocacy Office)
800-232-3798
217-524-2029

Day Care Information
877-746-0829
312-328-2779

Foster Parent Hotline
800-624-KIDS
(800-624-5437)

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800-572-2390

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800-232-3798

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866-503-0184
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800-722-9124

Chicago Administrative Headquarters
100 West Randolph Street 6-200
Chicago IL 60601
312.814.6800
TTD 312.814.8783

Springfield Administrative Headquarters
406 East Monroe
Springfield IL 62701-1498
217.785.2509
TTD 217.785.6605

Media Inquiries/ Communications Office
312-814-6847

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Caution: DO NOT use e-mail to report child abuse or neglect. It causes delays and confidentiality may not be ensured. Whenever you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, or at risk, please call the Illinois Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (22873).

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  Hotlines  

Hotline Phone TTY
Adoption Hotline800-572-2390800-572-2390
Advocacy Office for Children & Families800-232-3798;
217-524-2029
Child Abuse Hotline800-25-ABUSE
(800-252-2873);

217-785-4020
for international calls only
800-358-5117
Day Care Information877-746-0829
312-328-2779
Become a Foster Parent 800-624-KIDS
(800-624-5437)
800-572-2390
OIG Foster Parent Hotline 800-722-9124 800-722-9124
Report missing,abducted or runaway DCFS wards 866-503-0184
Youth Helpline 800-232-3798

  Administration  

Office Address Phone TTY
Director's Office - Springfield 406 East Monroe St. 217-785-2509 217-785-6605
Office of Communications - Chicago 100 West Randolph St. 312-814-6847 312-814-8783
Office of Inspector General - Chicago 2240 West Ogden Ave. 312-433-3000 312-433-3032
Director's Office - Chicago 100 West Randolph St. 312-814-6800 312-814-8783
Administrative Hearing Unit - Chicago 17 N. State, 7th Floor 312-814-5540 217-558-2679
Administrative Hearing Unit - Springfield 406 E. Monroe St. 217-782-6655 217-558-2679
Advocacy Office for Children & Families 406 East Monroe St. 800-232-3798;
217-524-2029

  Parent or Putative Father Contacts  

If you want to know if your child is under the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, call:
Illinois
800-232-3798
Outside of Illinois
217-524-2029

or write to the:

Advocacy Office for Children and Families
DCFS
406 East Monroe Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701

If you know the child's name and birthdate or age and can verify your relationship, the DCFS Advocacy Office for Children and Families can determine if your child is in the care of our Department.

They can also direct you to the Circuit Court involved with your child's case. The Clerk of the Circuit Court can provide other important information, such as the child's case number and the next scheduled court date.

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