RESOURCES AND LINKS
Helpful Phone Numbers
Illinois Poison Center phone number: 800-222-1222
The Illinois Poison Center serves all of Illinois 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staffed by nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other poison specialists, the IPC offers free, confidential poison prevention advice and treatment recommendations via a toll-free hot line. Visit their website for free information.
Day Care Information Line: 877-746-0829
Call the toll-free number to receive information on a provider's licensing status, capacity, and past six months history of DCFS licensing violations. Have the providers name and address available when you call. This line is provided by DCFS and has information only on license providers.
Child Abuse Hotline: 800-252-2873
Call if you suspect or know of an incident of child abuse or neglect.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) 618-993-7100
Licensing Offices: This number may be called if you suspect a licensing violation of someone caring for children, FCC home or center.
Need a program for your tween or teen?
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois can help!
Since 2004, we have welcomed thousands of young people through our blue doors. Our dream to strengthen the communities in Southern Illinois where all youth have a place to become is becoming a reality. In these places, youth find mentors, tutors, role models, and friends that will help them learn, grow and develop in ways that will help them succeed in school, community, and in life. Every day, we are ‘someone’s hero’. You can become a part of this journey, to raise a generation of youth who will change the culture of the communities, for generations to come – help us be the change.
Learn more here - Boys & Girls Club of Southern Illinois – A Place to Become (bgcsi.org)
Child Support Services: 800-447-4278
Provides information on how to collect child support payments and obtain information on child support enforcement, genetic testing, etc.
During disaster or other emergency, the United Way 2-1-1 becomes the Disaster Assistance Hotline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or (888) 865-9903. 2-1-1 is an established information and referral call center. In a disaster situation, simply dialing 2-1-1 is the quickest way to access non-emergency resources for your family, your neighbors and your employees.
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