State & Tribal Profiles

Illinois

Models implemented in Illinois included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 196 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

165,453
home visits provided
including 55,282 virtual visits
14,564
families served
16,215
children served

Ethnicity

32% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

28% No high school diploma

Child Age

34% <1 year

51% 1-2 years

15% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

90% Public

9% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

80% English

17% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Illinois, there were 688,900 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 892,100 children.

892,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 892,100 children who could benefit —

688,900 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in Illinois who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 22%

Of the 688,900 families who could benefit —

49% of families met one or more priority criteria

18% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: EHS, Family Connects, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • Family Connects did not report children served or primary language. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • HIPPY did not report virtual home visits. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.