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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCEO/community-services
Illinois Community Services Search
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The Illinois Department of Commerce administers several programs and services that are designed to strengthen Illinois communities, improve energy efficiency, build neighborhoods, and create opportunities.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/hospice-directory
IDPH Hospice Directory
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A Hospice is a public agency or private organization, or a subdivision of either of those, that is primarily engaged in providing care to terminally ill individuals through a program of home care or inpatient care, or both home care and inpatient care, utilizing a medically directed interdisciplinary hospice care team of professionals or volunteers, or both professionals and volunteers.  A hospice program may be licensed as a comprehensive hospice program or a volunteer hospice program.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/declaration-mental-health-treatment
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
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This is an advance directive. An adult of sound mind may put into writing his or her preferences regarding future mental health treatment. The preferences may include consent or refusal of mental health treatment and may be stated on the forms provided.Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-complaint-form
Disability Complaint Form
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The Human Rights Authority exists to conduct investigations of complaints of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities. ​The Human Rights Authority assures confidentiality to the extent possible under the conditions of an investigation of rights violations. Please list in detail your complaint or complaints.  If you have more than one complaint, please list them numerically. Completion of this complaint form is not a requirement of a complaint to be investigated; however, the information that you provide will assist the HRA during the review of potential case acceptance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/healthy-women-application
Healthy Women Application Request
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Health information and services provided by IDHS and other state agencies
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/mental-health-medicaid-waiver
Mental Health Medicaid Waiver 1915 c
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Information and notifications for the Mental Health Medicaid Waiver 1915 c
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDVA/veterans-service-office-locator
Veterans Service Office Locator
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Find the nearest Veteran Service Officer. Our VSO will assist you in navigating the complex web of services and benefits available to you and your family.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/manufactured-home-communities
Manufactured Home Communities (Mobile Home Parks)
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IDPH has responsibilities relating to manufactured homes. To ensure quality living conditions for people who reside in manufactured home communities, IDPH licenses all parks with 5 or more sites (except those located in home rule units). Staff inspects each park annually for license renewal, at which time they check the water supply, sewage disposal system, electrical system, lighting, road conditions, spacing of homes, and garbage disposal. The IDPH staff also review plans for all new parks and any additions to existing ones.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/homeless-assistance
Obtain Homelessness Prevention Assistance
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The Homeless Prevention Program provides assistance and supportive services directly related to the prevention of homelessness to eligible individuals and families who are in danger of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness or are currently homeless.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/ccp
Community Care Program (CCP)
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Older adults in Illinois ages 60+ who are eligible for Medicaid recieve services through the Community Care Program (CCP). This program is designed to prevent unnecessary intstitutionalization of older adults who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Core services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/grandparents-raising-grandchildren
Find Assistance for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
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IDoA and the Illinois Task Force on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren work to locate, assist, and promote awareness of grandparent-headed households. The program has established support groups; financial and technical assistance; and referral assistance.
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/family-home/AGE/whatis-elder-abuse
What is Elder Abuse?
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Abuse takes many forms and, in most cases, victims are subjected to more than one type of mistreatment. Elder abuse can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse; confinement; passive neglect; willful deprivation; or financial exploitation.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/find-youth-services
Find Youth Services & Assistance
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Find information for services and assistance available to youth, including youth who are in trouble with the law, life skill training, and pregnancy prevention.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/report-elder-abuse
Report Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Services)
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APS protects adults ages 60 or older and people with disabilities ages 18-59. Suspected abuse can be reported through the APS hotline. APS is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies; caseworkers receive reports, conduct investigations and work with older adults to resolve abusive situations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCFS/adopt-child
Adopt a Child
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed foster or adoptive parent for the State of Illinois. You have decided to make a significant contribution to aid a child away from home.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DOI/file-insurance-complaint
File a Consumer Insurance Complaint
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You can submit a complaint against a company or producer with DOI. Complaints are confidential records and will not be released to any person or organization except the policyholder, insured or enrollee who originated the complaint.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDFPR/physician-profile-search
Physician Profile Search
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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s mission is to utilize responsive, innovative, transparent, and efficient (R.I.T.E.) governance to create an ideal regulatory environment that (1) allows economic growth to flourish, and (2) effectively optimizes consumer choice.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DOI/health-care-provider-complaint
Health Care Provider Complaint Form
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DOI makes sure all insurance companies, HMOs, producers selling insurance in Illinois and other regulated entities obey state insurance laws. The Department provides consumer information and investigates complaints about companies and producers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GOV/save-money-winter
Save Money & Energy During The Winter
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Ideas to save money and energy during the winter months
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/poa-property
Short Form Power of Attorney-Property
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Advanced Directive: The State of Illinois recognizes the right of adults to appoint an agent to make property decisions for them. This form can be used to designate agents to act on an individual's behalf if the individual becomes unable to do so. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/SRS/state-employees-pension-calculators
State Employees Pension Calculators
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SERS: SERS is a $15.6 billion public employee retirement system, serving over 158,000 members and beneficiaries of the states’ agencies and boards. SERS oversees efficient administration of retirement, disability, survivors’, death, and refund benefits payable to its members and beneficiaries. SERS also manages the retirement accounts of over 60,000 actively contributing employees by ensuring that such contributions are accurately accounted for. SURS: SURS administers disability, retirement, and survivor benefits for university and community college employees. Notify SURS when preparing for retirement, returning to work, or experiencing a life event (birth, marriage, civil union, divorce, death).
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/food-assistance-wic
Food Assistance for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
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WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/pregnancy-parenting-assistance
Pregnancy & Parenting Assistance
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Whether you are thinking about having children someday, are a mom-to-be, or already have children, find information and learn about programs that may help you as you navigate these important stages in your life.