Illinois Department of Human Services

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Advocacy Alerts

Access Living Issues Statement on Choate Transformation Initiative


The State of Illinois announced this morning that it has begun taking steps to move residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities out...

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Advocacy News

Public Comment Opportunity: Give Input on IL Client Assistance Program


This month, the public has the opportunity to send input to the State of Illinois regarding the Client Assistance Program (CAP). The purpose...

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Eviction Moratorium Ends on 10/3/21: Eviction & Housing Resources


As the eviction moratorium comes to a close this month, many people are facing the loss of their housing. Below...

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Reminder! Community Covid Vaccine Q&A Tonight


Today, for those who live in Chicago/Illinois, Access Living is hosting a town hall on the Covid-19 vaccine. Not only...

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Illinois Disability + COVID Updates From Access Living


Dear Access Living friends and allies, Illinois Emergency Backup Personal Assistants: If you live in Illinois, use the Home Services...

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COVID-19 Disability Advocacy Updates from Access Living


Dear Access Living friends and allies, As the COVID-19 crisis continues to move rapidly, we want to share some key...

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Press Releases & Statements

Grace Hou Named Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services


February 20, 2019 - Governor Pritzker announced that Grace Hou, president of Woods Fund Chicago, has been selected as the...

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