340 W. William St. Decatur, IL

STEPS Early Intervention: Children receive Early Intervention services in an early childhood interdisciplinary classroom setting.

Family Literacy: Families receive a comprehensive educational experience including GED or ESL classes, child education, parent education, parent-child interaction, personal encounters and library visits.

Phoenix II: Pregnant and parenting mothers enrolled in District 61 are eligible to attend alternative education at Baby TALK Central Programming. Child education is provided while mothers earn academic credits.

Pre-K: A state funded preschool program is offered for children ages 3 to 5 years of age.

710 W. Macon
Decatur, IL

Early childhood education programs are provided for children prenatally to age 3. Programs include comprehensive center-based or home visiting services, parent education and socialization opportunities for families residing in Macon County. Like us on Facebook at Baby TALK Early Head Start.

2121 Hubbard Ave
Decatur, IL

Bright Start provides research based information, support and encouragement to families with children birth to 5 years in Macon County. Parent educators partner with parents and caregivers to realize their role as their child’s first and most influential teacher during the crucial years of birth to five. All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential. Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant (MIECHV). Services are at no cost to the parent. Services include: individualized home visits, parent groups, parent/child groups, developmental screenings, lending library, transportation, and referrals to community services.

Call 217-875-8842 or 217-872-5305.

Pershing Early Learning Center
2912 N. University
Decatur, IL

Early Beginnings offers home visiting, parental support, parent workshops, community referrals, and play groups. Free developmental screenings are offered for all children ages 0-5 residing in Decatur Public School District #61. Program eligibility will be determined at initial screening, which includes a parent interview. Funding provided by ISBE and DHS/MIECHV.

500 E. Lake Shore Drive
Decatur, IL

Early Childhood Education Program for children prenatally to age 3 that provides comprehensive center-based or home visiting services, parent education, and socialization opportunities for families residing in Macon County.

1221 E. Condit St.
Decatur, IL

This program assists expectant families, infants, and/or young children with obtaining the health care services they may need to have a healthy pregnancy and promote the child’s healthy development. This process occurs through assessment and referral.

217-423-6988 ext. 1343
1221 E. Condit Street
Decatur, IL

The Healthy Families Illinois (HFI) program is a home visitation program that works with expectant and first-time parents. Through intensive home visiting, HFI works to strengthen the parent/child relationship, promote positive parenting, and healthy child growth and development. Home visitors provide information on child growth, development, and safety. The program also assists parents in identifying/meeting their own educational/employment goals.

Provides breastfeeding information and support for breastfeeding mothers. Offers a lending library, 24-hour phone counseling service, and booklets on nursing and nursing problems. Call for meetings times.

A doula is a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, as well as her partner and/or family by providing information, physical assistance, and emotional support.

1620 S. Taylorville Rd.
Decatur, IL

They provide foster care, individual/marital/family counseling, family life education, and a veteran’s housing program.

1698 East Pershing Road
Decatur, IL

24 hour Helpline, free STI testing, free pregnancy tests, pregnancy confirmation by physician exam and ultrasound, on-going support through pregnancy, information on pregnancy options, professional counseling, post-abortion counseling, miscarriage and adoption support, one-on-one mentoring and referrals for prenatal care, referrals to legal aid, referrals to medical card information, and an adoption liaison.


BEST Program: Earn coupons by attending Parenting and Educational classes. Coupons are redeemable at New Life Pregnancy Center for baby clothing (0-5T), diapers, infant furniture, etc.

SEX ESTEEM: Abstinence only educational presentations for schools, churches, community groups, and parents.

All services are free and confidential.

217-872-5555 (Helpline)
3021 North Oakland
Decatur, IL

Medical Services: Birth control services available by appointment. Complete physical exams including screenings for breast and cervical cancer and STDs. Routine lab tests include: red blood cell count, blood pressure, urinalysis, and sickle cell.

Counseling Services: Strive to educate and inform clients of all available options. Counseling services include nutrition, weight control, sterilization (male and female), infertility, unplanned pregnancy, methods of birth control, and parent-child relationships.

Education: Programs available for parents, schools, churches, and community groups on a wide variety of topics.

Services: Medical screenings, services, and evaluations for women not in need of birth control.

Lab tests: Pap smears and urinalysis. Referrals given for mammograms. Diabetes and cholesterol screenings offered. Osteoporosis and cardiovascular prevention education given. Physical exams completed by Nurse Practitioners and/or physicians.

Fee based on ability to pay. There is no minimum requirement for medical services.

1900 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Decatur, IL

Located on the 3rd floor in the Medical Arts Building connected to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Provide prenatal care to all women regardless of their ability to pay. Hours: 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Call 217-464-2805 for appointments

1 Memorial Drive, Suite 300
Decatur, IL

They accept the Medical Card and All Kids insurances. Baby must be born at DMH to be eligible for services.

Call 217-872-2401 or 217-872-2400.