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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DNR/boating-hunting-snowmobiling-safety
Take Boating, Hunting, & Snowmobiling Safety Courses
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Visitors can learn information about taking boating, hunting, and snowmobiling safety coursesn in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/hr-volunteer-application
Human Rights Authority Volunteer Application
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The Human Rights Authority is the division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and the aged disabled. There are nine Authorities, organized by geographic region, throughout the state. The Human Rights Authority is unique in its use of citizen volunteers to conduct these investigations and make corrective recommendations. As such, Regional Authorities are always seeking to fill vacancies as they occur as well as maintain a pool of potential volunteer members for times when the need arises.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/GOV/warming-center
Locate a Warming Center
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Links to list of Warming Centers in each Illinois county
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/gac-annual-report
Annual Report on Ward
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Form for a "Guardian of Person Use". A report form detailing the ward’s condition, living arrangement, and services provided should be filed annually with the court. The form may be attached to the most recent care plan. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/death-ward
Death of a Ward
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Form for a "Guardian of Person Use". Guardianship terminates upon death of the ward. A petition to notify the court of the ward's death and close the guardianship case is attached. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardian-ward-visit
Office of the State Guardian Ward Visit Form (for OSG Volunteer Visitors use only)
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Office of State Guardian's (OSG) mission is to improve the quality of life for wards of OSG by empowering volunteers to provide companionship and to advocate for person-centered individualized services. Volunteers will commit to visit wards at least once a month for a minimum of one year and communicate with the State Guardian about their health, progress, and service needs through completing the OSG Ward Visit Form form. OSG will provide direction, training and resources to assist volunteers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardianship-sucessor-petition
Guardianship Sucessor Petition
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Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. A petition and order are provided to assist in naming a successor guardian upon the death, resignation or removal of a guardian.Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDPH/breast-cancer-screen
Obtain Free Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings
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The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women in Illinois, without insurance, 35 to 64 years old. Call the Women's Health Line to enroll.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDVA/tbi-assistance
Get Assistance for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a temporary or permanent impairment of the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. A TBI is often caused by a penetrating wound to the head. Fortunately, there are treatments for TBI available. The first step is getting screened for TBI.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/citizen-resources/DCEO/energy-bill-assistance
Get State Assistance for Energy Bills during the Winter
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The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) helps low income residents and households conserve fuel and reduce energy costs by making their homes more energy efficient. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEMA/disaster-response-volunteer
Disaster Response Volunteer Opportunities
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In addition to providing assistance before and during disasters, volunteers can be utilized after a disaster or emergency for a variety of tasks. These links provide information on several volunteer opportunities in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/environmental-database
Environmental Database Searches
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Search the Illinois EPA Agency inventory for facility information.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICED
Employees with Disabilities, Interagency Committee
We serve State employees with disabilities and State agencies on issues relating to disability.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICHIP
Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan
ICHIP is the state's health insurer of last resort and, under the federal HIPAA law, an acceptable alternative mechanism to guaranteed issuance of health insurance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDHHC
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, Illinois
IDHHC is an executive state agency that promotes education and awareness of the legal requirements for effective communication on behalf of people with hearing loss in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICDD
Developmental Disabilities, Illinois Council on
The mission of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities is to help lead change in Illinois so all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities exercise their right to equal opportunity and freedom.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IEMA
Emergency Management Agency
The primary responsibility of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is to better prepare the State of Illinois for natural, manmade or technological disasters, hazards, or acts of terrorism.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDVA
Veterans' Affairs, Department of
The mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is to empower veterans and their families to thrive. We do this by assisting them in navigating the system of federal state and local resources and benefits; by providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes; and by partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/PRB
Prisoner Review Board, Illinois
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board handles all traditional parole release decisions, adjudication of adult and youth release revocation hearings, victim notification regarding inmate releases, and requests for executive clemency on behalf of the Governor.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDHR
Human Rights, Department of
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"). The Act prohibits discrimination in Illinois with respect to employment, financial credit, public accommodations and housing. The Act also prohibits sexual harassment in education.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/SFM
State Fire Marshal
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is dedicated to working with our partners and providing assistance to the fire services in the protection of life, property and the environment through communication, inspection, investigation, certification and licensing.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DCFS
Children and Family Services, Department of
The mission of Illinois DCFS is to protect children who are reported to be abused or neglected and to increase their families' capacity to safely care for them; provide for the well-being of children in our care; provide appropriate, permanent families as quickly as possible for those children who cannot safely return home; support early intervention and child abuse prevention activities and work in partnerships with communities to fulfill this mission.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/SOS
Secretary of State, Office of the
The office’s functions are described in the Illinois Constitution, mainly addressing the Secretary of State's duty to maintain official state records and the state seal. However, law and tradition have assigned many additional responsibilities to the office, which has one of the largest and most diverse collections of responsibilities of any of its counterparts nationwide.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/AGE
Aging, Department on
The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older adults must evolve as well because longevity means more when quality of life is enhanced.

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