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  • Expanded SNAP benefits

    The Illinois Department of Human Services is increasing monthly benefit amounts, expanding SNAP access, and expediting process and flexibility. For many people, this will mean almost doubling their existing benefits. This expansion will result in almost $80 million more for Illinois families. Those eligible for SNAP include low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and working families. While many IDHS offices remain open, people are highly encouraged to stay at home and to sign up for SNAP and other benefits by visiting DHS.illinois.gov/helpishere.

  • Positive Parenting in COVID-19 Isolation

    Parenting experts have created a new set of evidence-based resources for parents and caregivers to support their children’s growth – and interact with them constructively – during this time of confinement.