WE'RE BUILDING A MOVEMENT IN ILLINOIS! JOIN US!
Illinois Partners for Human Service is building a movement in communities around the state to educate and inform human service providers and their clients to advocate for the basic rights we all deserve. Our human services network supports the most valuable asset Illinois possesses - its residents.
This system must be well-managed, maintained, and renewed in order for people and communities within it to remain healthy, safe and prepared for current and future economic challenges to its well-being. By raising the collective voice of our over 800 coalition partners, Illinois Partners fosters collaborations to achieve quality services, adequate funding and measurable results for those most in need.
We can't do this alone- we need your help. Click here to join Illinois Partners and become a part of this movement!
Supporting the organizations that help our families is a key responsibility of the state. Paying the not-for-profit human service community providers for services delivered to those in need is the number one obligation of the state.
Please click here to support these services in your community. Learn more about the need for Illinois to pay its overdue bills and how Illinois Partners for Human Service is fighting for the dignity of all Illinoisans through the restructuring of our State debt.
New! Illinois Partners is launching a new website campaign to rebrand human services. Our goal is to make sure the public knows that the work you do is not feel-good charity, it provides essential solutions in Illinois communities. Join the new campaign and share your work with us!
Please join us for our next call-in meetings on:
Monday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m. Samantha Olds, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans, where we will be discussing Illinois' managed care delivery system and the role of human service providers.
Monday, March 31st at 2:00 p.m. Representative Greg Harris will be discussing the proposed FY15 budget.
Your story and message is important when communicating for change. Here are some useful tools for communicating with your community and media outlets: ( How Have Continued Cuts to Human Services Impact Residents of Illinois). Also, let them know...
- Human Services must be a priority for their community.
- Rebalancing, the closing of state facilities, and the movement of individuals into the care of community-based providers requires thoughtful planning and community support.
- The FY14 budget has been signed by the Governor; the Illinois Department of Human Services received a reduction of approximately $200 million.
- Since FY 2009, the state has slashed about $950 million - over 20 percent - from Department of Human Services' grants to community-based providers. We need these harmful cuts to our sector restored!
- The combination of continued cuts and chronic late payments to providers is devastating Illinois' ability to meet the needs of its most vulnerable residents.