In Illinois–where to report abuse and/or neglect of a person

Now I’m not saying the authorities won’t do much or you might have to report it over and over until they do something, but reporting abuse and neglect is very important.

Persons with Mental Illness or Developmental Disability
OIG 24-hour Hotline 1-800-368-1463

To report abuse/neglect of persons with a mental illness or a developmental disability at a DHS-operated facility, call the OIG 24-hour Hotline 1-800-368-1463 Voice/TTY.

All other calls will be referred to the DHS Customer Help Line:

  • (800) 843-6154 English or Español
  • (800) 447-6404 TTY

Si usted sospecha que un individuo discapacitado ha sido abusado, descuidado o estafado económicamente, repórtelo a la Oficina del Inspector General del DHS al: 1-800-368-1463 Voz/TTY.

Todas las otras llamadas serán transferidas a la Línea de Ayuda para Clientes del DHS:

  • (800) 843-6154 inglés o español
  • (800) 447-6404 TTY

Other Allegations of Abuse/Neglect

For other allegations of abuse/neglect of individuals, please use the contact information below.

DHS Local Office Staff
Domestic Violence Help Line
  • Call toll free, Confidential, 24 Hour, Multilingual
    1-877-863-6338 (Voice)
    1-877-863-6339 (TTY)
Education of a Child
with Learning Disability
Elder Abuse
(not in a Nursing Home)
Abuse/Neglect of a person with a mental illness/developmental disability in a Domestic Setting
  • Adult Protective Services at 1-866-800-1409
Health Professionals
Hospitals or Nursing Homes
Human Rights Violation
Minors (children under 18)
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)
  • 24 Hour Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
  • If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking call now.

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