Illinois Poison Center

The Illinois Poison Center serves all of Illinois 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staffed by nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other poison specialists, the IPC offers FREE, confidential poison prevention advice and treatment recommendations via a toll-free hot line.

  • Phone: 1-800-222-1222

Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting/Hotline – IL Dept. of Children and Family Services

Anyone may report suspected child abuse or neglect. Child welfare workers who staff the Child Abuse Hotline have special training in determining what constitutes child abuse and neglect under Illinois law. If a formal report is taken, a Child Protection Services worker will begin an investigation within 24 hours — much sooner if the child is considered to be in immediate risk of harm.

  • Phone: (800) 25-ABUSE (2-2873), or 217-524-2606
  • Fax: (800) 358-5117

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Illinois Sex Offender Registry

The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. The database is updated daily and allows searching by name, city, county, zip code, compliance status, or any combination thereof.

Illinois Yellow Dot Program

Illinois Department of Transportation safety program that involves placement of a yellow decal on the rear driver’s side window of a car that indicates a yellow card is in the glove box containing critical personal and medical information.  This information can help first responders better treat and care for an individual in case of an emergency.

  • To get your yellow dot and card:
  • In Boone County, visit or contact the Boone County Health Department;
  • In Winnebago County, visit or contact Comfort Keepers, The Autism Program Service Center of Easter Seals Metro-Chicago Rockford Region, Winnebago County Health Department, or Winnebago County Special Education Cooperative.

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Safe Kids USA

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Safe Kids USA brings injury prevention directly to kids and their families by:
-Teaching families about child injury risks and prevention;
-Encouraging and conducting research on leading injury risks;
-Evaluating solutions for injury risks;
-Working to pass and improve child safety laws and regulations;
-Providing lifesaving devices such as child safety seats, helmets and smoke alarms to families who need them;
-Promoting corporate leadership in child safety through effective and sustainable partnerships.

  • 4120 Charles St
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • Phone: 815-489-6088

The Injury Prevention Program

TIPP is a national program of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This website provides age related safety sheets.

American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter

The Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Disaster preparedness, education and relief, communication to military families, year-round homeless shelter, OSHA approved First Aid and DPR instruction, AIDS education and water safety.

  • 727 N Church St
    Rockford, Illinois 61103
  • Phone: 815-963-8471
  • Fax: 815-963-0407

Boone County Health Department

Boone County Health Department offers a variety of services including WIC, a high risk pregnancy program, family case management, childhood immunizations, lead screening and assessment, preschool vision screening, school physicals, communicable infectious disease surveillance and control, health education, well, septic, and food sanitation, and emergency preparedness. Accepts Medicaid. Sliding scale fees vary by program. Open M-F 8-4:30.

  • 1204 Logan Avenue
  • Belvidere, IL 61008
  • Phone: 815-544-2951

Winnebago County Health Department

Winnebago County Health Department offers a variety of services including family planning (including pregnancy testing), teen pregnancy prevention, teen support programs, family case management, home visiting program coordination/referal, high risk prenatal/infant program,WIC, breastfeeding support, car seat safety, immunizations, lead screening and environmental assessment, tobacco cessation, STD testing, HIV/STD case management, well/septic/restaurant inspection, birth/death records, emergency preparedness, and refugee health screening, examinations, and referrals. Medicaid accepted as well as sliding scale fees. Varies by program. Hours vary by program.

Two locations:

  • 401 Division Street
  • Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: (815) 720-4000


  • 555 North Court Street
  • Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: (815) 720-4000

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Ready Illinois

Information and resources to help Illinois prepare and/or plan for emergencies.

FEMA – Ready

Ready is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

MAPS of Illinois

MAPS distributes new socks and undergarments to Rockford area children, Pre-K to Grade 12, via established networks in the community, such as Head Start, Crusader Clinic, and the public schools.

  • 1643 N. Alpine Road
    Suite 104, PMB #145
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone: 815-877-0398
  • Fax: 815-877-0421
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