IL Department of Human Services

DHS can help you and your family meet your basic needs. We offer a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient.


North Macoupin

Living Alternatives

Living Alternatives is committed to saving the lives of unborn children by promoting life-affirming options and providing practical assistance, while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed, and to minister restoration to those who have been wounded by the trauma of abortion.

Hearts United

A Christian-based, non-profit thrift store whose purpose is to help people to a fuller life by providing direct assistance, education, goods, and services without discrimination.


Catholic Charities of Springfield

Services Provided: St. Clare’s Health Clinic, Crisis Assistance, Family Preservation, Holy Family Food Pantry, MedAssist, Referral Services, St. John’s Breadline.

DHS Family Community Resource Center

A privately held, government and Parish run resource center that receives applications for Cash, SNAP, and Medical Assistance by fax, mail or in person. Their phone number is (217) 323-4185 and Fax is (217) 323-9023.


North Mac Ministerial Association

The North Mac Ministerial Association benefits religion-related, spiritual development, focusing specifically on interfaith issues programs. The program also helps with electric, water, and gas money which must be first approved by a pastor. Please call our North Mac Program Coordinator for more information at 217-627-2107.



Below are useful sites and links to other sources of assistance, including resources available in all our locations. If at any time you feel you need assistance please contact us!  We are here to assist you. 


Lincoln Land Community College

LLCC meets the diversity of lifelong learning in our community in a variety of ways. Educational and service opportunities for all ages are offered through adult education and literacy, community education, youth and senior citizen programs and volunteer information. Such activities take place on-campus, in regional education centers around the district and at other key locations as necessary.