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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!

Issue of the Week: Helping Illinois' Most Vulnerable Children

Providing care, counseling, and housing for victims of abuse is a vital obligation all Illinoisans share with one another. Every day, providers across the state are helping vulnerable children and families affected by abuse to heal and return with confidence to their homes and lives.

Arden Shore Child and Family Services in Waukegan serves more than 1,500 clients in their area, a number which is 15% -20% less than they had previously served since the state cut approximately $400,000 from its funding. Arden Shore’s Executive Officer, Dora Maya, is concerned about her organization’s ability to continue to serve Waukegan families; “These cuts impact the direct services we provide to families, but also affects our agency’s perception of stability [in our community].”

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 debt restructuring and how Illinois Partners for Human Service is fighting for the dignity of all Illinoisans through the restructuring our State’s debt.

Illinois Partners is launching a new campaign to reframe and transform the public conversation about human services in Illinois. Our goal is to increase engagement and support for human services.

Join the new campaign and share your work with us!