Children’s Home & Aid is following the extension of the Governor’s Stay at Home Order and will keep most of our sites statewide closed through April 30, 2020.
Staff will continue to work remotely during this time.
The Rice Child & Family Center in Evanston will remain open.
Crisis Nursery staff will continue to answer the 24-hour Crisis Nursery Hotline at 309-834-5260 in Bloomington and 815-962-4858 in Rockford. The Crisis Nursery is limiting services to the very highest level of crisis due to health concerns. The Crisis Nursery staff will be onsite from 10am-3pm Monday through Friday to provide supplies to families. Families can call the Crisis Nursery Hotline during these times to schedule a time to pick up any supplies they may need.
The Child Care Assistance Program in the Metro East region has transitioned to remote work. Child care payments will continue to be processed.
According to the order, Human Services Operations have been categorized as “Essential Businesses and Operations”. This means individuals may leave their residence to work for or obtain services at any Human Services Operations. These include any provider funded by DHS, DCFS, or Medicaid that is providing services to the public and including state-operated, institutional, or community-based settings providing human services to the public.
Early Education Centers Closed Through Tuesday, April 30, 2020
All of Children’s Home & Aid’s five early childhood centers, including the Community Child Care Center of Palatine, the Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Child & Family Center, the Mitzi Freidheim Englewood Child & Family Center, the Jerri Hoffmann Child & Family Center, and the Scott Early Learning Center in Bloomington will be closed through Thursday, April 30. These closures correspond with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order.