DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (FORMERLY PUBLIC AID)

905 Custer Avenue
Pontiac, IL 61764
TEL: (815) 842-1151
FAX: (815) 844-7658
sandra.knight@illinois.gov
 SERVICES

The Department of Human Services provides financial and medical assistance and food stamps to eligible persons. TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) is the financial and medical assistance for needy families. The AABD (AID to Aged, Blind, and Disabled) program provides medical assistance to aged, blind or disabled people.

FOOD STAMPS
This program is designated to provide a supplement to the budget of low-income households. When combined with the household’s other income, it allows the household to purchase a nutritionally adequate diet. Under the income and asset standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recipients of assistance and many non-recipients may now qualify for benefits.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
This program provides medical assistance for TANF recipients, families with children under age 19(Family Health Plan, Family Assist, All Kids, and Moms & Babies for pregnant women and children under 1 year old), and to aged, blind, or disabled persons who have been found disabled by Social Security Administration or by Health & Family Service’s Client Assessment Unit. It provides early health screening to children of eligible families through the Medicheck program.

REFUGEE / ENTRANT / REPATRIATE
The Department administers federal programs providing assistance to refugees from any country, Cuban refugees, Cuban / Haitian Entrants and U.S. citizens returned by foreign governments. The Department established eligibility standards & levels of assistance for these programs to parallel other assistance programs within the limits required by federal law for federal reimbursement of costs.

SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
The Department of Health & Family Services operates programs to establish paternity and to locate parents who are delinquent in making payments for support of their children. Parent Locator Services are operated primarily for those families receiving public assistance but are available to other s as well at minimal charge.

STAFF / TITLE

Marian Amm Human Service Caseworker
Barbara Tholen Human Service Caseworker
Joni Huber Human Service Caseworker
Karen Miller Human Service Caseworker
Patricia Hepperly Office Associate
Judy Henderson Human Service Caseworker
Misti Pierce Human Service Caseworker