Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles


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.

home visits provided
including 53,240 virtual visits
families served
children served


35% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

23% No high school diploma

Child Age

41% <1 year

44% 1-2 years

14% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

81% Public

18% Private

2% None

Primary Language

78% English

18% Spanish

4% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Illinois, there were 668,700 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 869,100 children.

869,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 869,100 children who could benefit —

668,700 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 19%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 20%

Of the 668,700 families who could benefit —

47% 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 data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS did not report home visits. Data for child insurance status were not included. • HFA data for private insurance includes other forms of health insurance. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.