Illinois Partners for Human Service

Illinois Partners for Human Service Illinois Partners is the largest shared voice of human service organizations throughout Illinois with coalition partners in every legislative district.
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Illinois Partners advocates for the entire human service sector, protects funding and fair policies and makes sure providers have a seat at the table in Springfield.

Mission: Leading efforts to ensure that all Illinoisans reach their full potential and have access to a sector that is equitable, sustainable and speaks with a collective voice.

Operating as usual

Children’s Advocacy Center stands firm in their mission to protect children in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic. https:...
12/03/2020
Watch now: Bloomington center's mission to help vulnerable kids

Children’s Advocacy Center stands firm in their mission to protect children in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic.

https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/watch-now-bloomington-centers-mission-to-help-vulnerable-kids/article_67977c6a-dbf7-59e4-b6e7-5009a22aaf57.html

While COVID has upended many aspects of ordinary life, it has not altered the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center and other groups focused on helping kids in danger.

Families can contact the Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network (CMMHRN), Arrowleaf (formerly Family Coun...
12/02/2020
Coat campaign taking donations through Dec. 11

Families can contact the Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network (CMMHRN), Arrowleaf (formerly Family Counseling Center) and Southern Seven Head Start locations to receive a coat while supplies last!

https://www.metropolisplanet.com/news/coat-campaign-taking-donations-through-dec-11/article_b285e59f-8f27-5401-990b-d690c318bab1.html

With the uncertainty 2020 has brought, the last thing youngsters need is to wonder if they’ll be warm this winter.

11/30/2020
website launch

Illinois Partners for Human Service has launched our brand new website! Check out our new and improved site at https://illinoispartners.org and be sure to connect with us by signing up to get our updates or signing up to become a coalition partner! #HumanServices #WebsiteLaunch #NewWebsite

Illinois Partners for Human Service
11/30/2020

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11/30/2020

Illinois Partners for Human Service's cover photo

The U.S. Census Bureau has determined it cannot put together the first set of results from this year's census by its Dec...
11/25/2020
Census 'Anomalies' Could Thwart Trump's Bid To Alter Next Electoral College

The U.S. Census Bureau has determined it cannot put together the first set of results from this year's census by its Dec. 31 deadline, looking toward Jan. 26 as a new target date.

https://www.wglt.org/post/anomalies-found-census-could-thwart-trumps-bid-alter-electoral-college#stream/0

Updated at 8:25 p.m. ET The U.S. Census Bureau has determined it cannot put together the first set of results from this year's census by its Dec. 31

Today's the kickoff of Giving Tuesday! Donations you make today to Illinois Partners for Human Service will be matched b...
11/24/2020

Today's the kickoff of Giving Tuesday! Donations you make today to Illinois Partners for Human Service will be matched by RRF Foundation for Aging! We appreciate your support! Visit our website to make a donation today: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/MzWoEOsFXZfnhElyPEO1oA
#GivingTuesday2020 #GivingTuesday #Donatetoday

"Ada S. McKinley Community Services, one of the largest human service and education providers in Illinois, is seeing a 3...
11/23/2020
Ada S. McKinley Community Services Sees Dramatic Increase of 33% in Youth Referrals to Its Foster Care Program; Boosts Efforts to Recruit Foster Parents

"Ada S. McKinley Community Services, one of the largest human service and education providers in Illinois, is seeing a 33 percent increase in the number of youth cases needing foster parents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is launching a new effort during the Holiday Season to urge eligible people to become foster parents."

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/11/16/2127081/0/en/Ada-S-McKinley-Community-Services-Sees-Dramatic-Increase-of-33-in-Youth-Referrals-to-Its-Foster-Care-Program-Boosts-Efforts-to-Recruit-Foster-Parents.html

Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ada S. McKinley Community Services, one of the largest human service and education providers in...

Save the date! This Giving Tuesday, we at Illinois Partners would like to invite all of our partners and anyone who feel...
11/20/2020

Save the date! This Giving Tuesday, we at Illinois Partners would like to invite all of our partners and anyone who feels called to donate to the essential work that we do. RRF Foundation for Aging has so graciously committed to matching ALL donations made to Illinois Partners for Human Service between November 24th and December 8th meaning your donation can have DOUBLE the impact. We thank you all in advance!
#GivingTuesday2020 #GivingTuesday #HumanServices

Elissa Bassler, CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute, said the state needed to collect better data in order to us...
11/18/2020
Facing racial disparities in Illinois health care

Elissa Bassler, CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute, said the state needed to collect better data in order to use public funds strategically to address the significantly higher maternal mortality rates, higher infant mortality rates, and higher rates of COVID-19 positivity and COVID-related deaths among Blacks and Latinos in Illinois.

https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/facing-racial-disparities-in-illinois-health-care/Content?oid=12814750

State legislators heard testimony from health care experts Nov. 9 on policies the state could pursue to address racial disparities in health outcomes and access....

A number of issues were discussed at Last weeks Illinois Partner's McLean and Peoria Local Area Council meeting. One of ...
11/16/2020
One In Five Covid-19 Patients Diagnosed With A Mental Illness Within Three Months Of Testing Positive, Study Finds

A number of issues were discussed at Last weeks Illinois Partner's McLean and Peoria Local Area Council meeting. One of which was the effects of Covid19 on Mental Health. According to studies, nearly 1 in 5 Covid-19 patients develop a mental illness within three months of testing positive for the virus, further emphasizing the need for adequately funded and available human services.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2020/11/10/one-in-five-covid-19-patients-diagnosed-with-a-mental-illness-within-three-months-of-testing-positive-study-finds/?sh=3c22764f3788

People with pre-existing psychiatric conditions were 65% more likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19, a finding one researcher described as “unexpected”.

"Mari Castaldi, director of policy and advocacy at the Chicago Jobs Council, emphasized the importance of closing the sk...
11/13/2020
Illinois Senate committees discuss inequity in education, employment

"Mari Castaldi, director of policy and advocacy at the Chicago Jobs Council, emphasized the importance of closing the skills gap, as well as removing institutional barriers that typically impact low-income and minority communities, in order to decrease unemployment for marginalized groups."

https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-senate-committees-discuss-inequity-in-education-employment/article_2de447b9-2d28-5202-a14c-10d10ba8a8a2.html

State education officials and youth employment advocates are proposing expanding job skills programs in areas with large minority student populations and high unemployment, while also removing barriers to employment that

The Affordable Care Act is going before the Supreme Court, including newly confirmed Justice Barrett, today. "The Trump ...
11/10/2020
The Many Risks of the ACA Repeal Lawsuit — a Rundown

The Affordable Care Act is going before the Supreme Court, including newly confirmed Justice Barrett, today. "The Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are supporting a lawsuit that seeks to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the lawsuit were to succeed, more than 21 million people would lose health insurance [...] Millions more would lose protections against discrimination based on pre-existing conditions."
https://www.cbpp.org/blog/the-many-risks-of-the-aca-repeal-lawsuit-a-rundown

The Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are supporting a lawsuit that seeks to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the lawsuit were to succeed, more than 21 million people would lose health insurance, recent Urban Institute estimates show. (See interactive map showing the i...

Joe Biden is the 2020 president-elect! How can the Biden/Harris administration begin to address the compounding crises o...
11/09/2020
The Election Is Over. Here’s a Vision From the Left for the Next Four Years.

Joe Biden is the 2020 president-elect! How can the Biden/Harris administration begin to address the compounding crises of today? Here's a vision of how movements- from prison abolition to climate justice and the housing crisis- can be supported by the Biden administration.

https://newrepublic.com/article/160030/election-over-heres-vision-left-next-four-years

Organizers and thinkers on where we are in the major fights of our moment—from prison abolition to climate justice and the housing crisis—and where we go next.

"Speakers addressed many of the issues that defined the presidential campaign, including systemic racism, police brutali...
11/06/2020
Hundreds march through Chicago demanding all votes be counted

"Speakers addressed many of the issues that defined the presidential campaign, including systemic racism, police brutality and President Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stakes, they said, were too high to allow Trump to halt the counting of legally cast ballots in Michigan and Pennsylvania."

https://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/hundreds-march-through-chicago-demanding-all-votes-be-counted/article_170c802a-e1c7-5bfe-9d97-691e5d90e7e4.html

As the nation awaited the final results of the presidential election, Chicago resident Shasta Jones stood among hundreds of people in Daley Plaza Wednesday night and held up a sign

At Illinois Partners, Election Day is an official holiday because we know how important it is to our communities and our...
11/03/2020

At Illinois Partners, Election Day is an official holiday because we know how important it is to our communities and our democracy! Though many of our staff voted early, we're spending the day phone-banking and encouraging our friends and neighbors to GOTV! #ElectionDay2020 #Vote #FairTax

“We need to let everyone know how the Fair Tax will help them — their communities and their state — and to push back on ...
11/02/2020
Democrats up and down the ballot stump for the ‘Fair Tax’

“We need to let everyone know how the Fair Tax will help them — their communities and their state — and to push back on the false narratives out there, from those who are only out to protect their own bottom line,” Pritzker said. “... Today I’m asking you to help win the fight for working families with a victory for the Fair Tax. It’s been a marathon..." #FairTax #FairTaxNow #VoteYes #ElectionDay

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/10/30/21542938/graduated-income-fair-tax-amendment-illinois-politicians-online-rally

The Zoom "rally" featured a who’s-who of Illinois politics, including Pritzker, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx.

Supporters in Peoria speak out about Fair Tax."So what we do know is that 97 percent of Illinoisans are going to benefit...
10/30/2020
'Fair Tax' supporters give one last push ahead of election day

Supporters in Peoria speak out about Fair Tax.

"So what we do know is that 97 percent of Illinoisans are going to benefit from the Fair Tax Amendment, their taxes are going to be cut, or they are going to stay exactly the same, and that's relief that every single family...needs in this moment," said Graciela Guzmán with the Healthy Illinois campaign.

#FairTax #FairTaxNow #VoteYes #election2020

https://hoiabc.com/2020/10/27/fair-tax-supporters-give-one-last-push-ahead-of-election-day/

Carbondale Mayor speaks out in support of Fair Tax. "“The state of Illinois has had budget problems for decades,” Henry ...
10/29/2020
Carbondale mayor endorses graduated tax amendment, saying state can't cut its way out of budget problems

Carbondale Mayor speaks out in support of Fair Tax.

"“The state of Illinois has had budget problems for decades,” Henry said. “We cannot cut our way out of this. We have to have more revenues, and we need to improve our infrastructure. We need to get more adequate funding for our schools and universities, our infrastructure — so we have clean water, have the best sewer treatment plants going — and we need to employ our local people here in Illinois.” #FairTax #FairTaxNow #VoteYes2020

https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/carbondale-mayor-endorses-graduated-tax-amendment-saying-state-cant-cut-its-way-out-of-budget/article_9e9d959a-41ab-5a6b-a0a5-2c1a6e033706.html

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry on Wednesday asked Southern Illinois residents to join him in supporting an amendment to the Illinois constitution allowing the state to shift from a flat to

10/27/2020
LWright_Fair Tax: Vote Yes!

Illinois Partners' Lauren Wright speaks on the importance of voting 'yes' for Fair Tax and urges everyone to join her in doing so! Voting YES on the Fair Tax can finally fix Illinois’ broken tax system and make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share. We can’t afford to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to fix Illinois’ broken tax system. Join us at yesforfairtax.org and remember to vote yes!
#VoteYes #FairTax #fairtax2020
CC: "Hi everyone, I know you've probably already heard this from others at Illinois Partners but, with the election only a week away I wanted to remind of how important it is to vote 'yes' for the graduated income tax amendment. We know that our inequitable tax system has contributed to the racial wealth gape. We know that is disproportionately burdens working families and we know as health and human service leaders that our services, which has been vital in the pandemic, have been underfunded for far too long. So, I hope you'll join me in voting yes for the Fair Tax- it's the first question on the ballot. Together we can create a more equitable Illinois."

Studies related to sexual violence often explores the physical, psychological, social, and economic well-being of surviv...
10/23/2020
The Cost of Rape

Studies related to sexual violence often explores the physical, psychological, social, and economic well-being of survivors. This article examines the scope and impact of sexual violence as a public health problem and the need for prioritizing prevention through intervention and human service investment.
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth #HumanServices
https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/cost-rape

Sexual violence exacts a high toll on survivors, their loved ones—and, ultimately, on all of us.

"America is a nation of rising inequality, made worse by the pandemic. The top 1% of Americans enjoy an income that is 2...
10/21/2020
How you know the Fair Tax is good for you — consider the fat cats trying to kill it

"America is a nation of rising inequality, made worse by the pandemic. The top 1% of Americans enjoy an income that is 26 times higher than that of the other 99%. To ask a wealthy person in Illinois, then, to pay income taxes at a slightly higher rate, so that a night-shift janitor with a couple of kids won’t have to pay more, is the right thing to do. It’s fair."

#FairTax #VoteYes

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/10/9/21504398/graduated-income-tax-proposal-illinois-budget-2020-election-editorial-j-b-pritzker-ken-griffin

Does anybody really believe the wealthiest people and business interests in Illinois — the folks driving the opposition to a proposed "fair tax" — are in this for the rest of us?

Illinois Partners has been working with Rakove and Strassberger over the past 6 months, and they have been an incredible...
10/20/2020
Seven steps for non-profit leaders to take by January 1, 2021

Illinois Partners has been working with Rakove and Strassberger over the past 6 months, and they have been an incredible resource to our organization! Read some of their valuable advice for nonprofits below:
https://www.rakoveandstrassberger.com/post/manage-your-blog-from-your-live-site

2020 is the year that the COVID pandemic upended everything. Nonprofit organizations who usually take months to make decisions were nimble. Within days of sheltering-in-place orders, remote work systems were set up for staff. Telehealth and Zoom became the new normal. Fear of getting sick from a mys...

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This can not happen Children and Babies need ICU Care. What else is this state going to do next? Why in the world would anyone concider closing such important units. This needs to stop and be fixed. The Government in Springfield needs to stop all this virus spending and put the money where it is needed. Email them! Write them letters! Advocate for our pediatric and neonatal populations! We need fully staffed NICU and pediatric department!! Jennifer Wessel 5 hrs As you have seen on the news, Mercy has been in negotiations for months regarding reasonable reimbursements from the MCO's. Because they have been unwilling thus far to reimburse us appropriately for the excellent care our nurses and physicians provide these precious, critically ill patients, the unit I have called family and home for over 13 years may close and their services will not be available anywhere nearby. This is a travesty and these MCO's need to be held accountable to pay their bills on time and at a reasonable rate. PLEASE help me in supporting our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, as well as the patients we serve in emailing the following people and encouraging them to renegotiate the terms. Thank you. email: Director Theresa Eagleson, Department of Healthcare and Family Services, [email protected] and [email protected] cc: Tom McNamara, Rockford Mayor, 779-348-7150, [email protected] Senator Steve Stadelman, State of Illinois 34th District, 815- 987-7557, [email protected] Senator Dave Syverson, State of Illinois 35th District , 815- 987-7555, [email protected] Rep. Maurice West, State of Illinois 67th District, 815-987-7433, [email protected] 🙏
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