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What is Elder Abuse?https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/whatis-elder-abuseWhat is Elder Abuse?GP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Abuse 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.
Reduce Energy Usage & Cut Energy Costshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/reduce-energyReduce Energy Usage & Cut Energy CostsGP0|#afe2e942-9206-4b2e-9a96-f107d4ec6d09;L0|#0afe2e942-9206-4b2e-9a96-f107d4ec6d09|ICC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Information to assist with reducing energy usage
Disability Complaint Formhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-complaint-formDisability Complaint FormGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The 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.
Guardianship Volunteer Formhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardianship-volunteer-formGuardianship Volunteer FormGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Office 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. Anyone interested in volunteering should complete the Office of the State Guardian Volunteer Form. 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.
Placement Petitionhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/placement-petitionPlacement PetitionGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. A Petition and draft order are provided to facilitate placement of a ward in a residential facility. Please see below disclaimer.**
Probate Forms - DuPage Countyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-dupage CountyProbate Forms - DuPage CountyGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Various Forms on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DuPage County. Please see below disclaimer.**
Probate Forms - Will Countyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-willProbate Forms - Will CountyGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County. There is a link to Will County Forms. Please see below disclaimer.**
Short-term Guardian Formhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/short-term-guardianShort-term Guardian FormGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may appoint in writing, without court approval, a short-term guardian of the disabled person to take over the guardian's duties, to the extent provided in Section 11a-18.3, each time the guardian is unavailable or unable to carry out those duties. A short-term guardian appointed by the guardian shall have authority to act as guardian of the disabled person for a cumulative total of 60 days during any 12 month period. Please see below disclaimer.**
Standby Guardian Formhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/standby-guardianStandby Guardian FormGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may designate in any written document, including a will, a person qualified to be appointed as standby guardian or successor standby guardian of the person or estate, or both, of the disabled person. According to Section 11a-5, a standby guardian is someone who has been appointed by the court as the person who will act as guardian of the disabled person when the disabled person's guardian dies or is no longer willing or able to make and carry out day-to-day care decisions concerning the disabled person. Please see below disclaimer.**
Human Rights Authority Reportshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/human-rights-reportsHuman Rights Authority ReportsGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9This is a link to Human Rights Authorities published findings/reports of their investigations that are available for the public to review. 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.
Healthy Women Application Requesthttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/healthy-women-applicationHealthy Women Application RequestGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Health information and services provided by IDHS and other state agencies
Pregnancy & Parenting Assistancehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/pregnancy-parenting-assistancePregnancy & Parenting AssistanceGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Whether 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.
Report Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Services)https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/report-elder-abuseReport Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Services)GP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9APS 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.
Obtain Homelessness Prevention Assistancehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/homeless-assistanceObtain Homelessness Prevention AssistanceGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The 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.
IDPH Hospice Directoryhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/hospice-directoryIDPH Hospice DirectoryGP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9A 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.
Obtain Help for Persons with Developmental Disabilitieshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/help-developmental-disabilitiesObtain Help for Persons with Developmental DisabilitiesGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Services for individuals with developmental disabilities include day services, early intervention, in-home supports, residential living arrangements, and more. Learn more about available services and how to apply.
Access Quality, Affordable Child Carehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/access-quality-affordable-child-careAccess Quality, Affordable Child CareGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Provides working families of low income with access to affordable, quality child care. IDHS also supports services for families looking for care including free referrals to child care providers and consumer education information.
Local Government Health Planhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/CMS/lghpLocal Government Health PlanGP0|#de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3;L0|#0de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3|CMS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Local Government Health Plan - Benefits information
Food Assistance for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/food-assistance-wicFood Assistance for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9WIC is a food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Probate Forms - Cook Countyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-cookProbate Forms - Cook CountyGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Various Probate Forms on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Please see below disclaimer.**
Developmental Disability Serviceshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/developmental-disability-servicesDevelopmental Disability ServicesGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Search for county and statewide resources for individuals with developmental disabilities
Manufactured Home Communities (Mobile Home Parks)https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/manufactured-home-communitiesManufactured Home Communities (Mobile Home Parks)GP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9IDPH 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.
Become a Foster Parenthttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCFS/become-foster-parentBecome a Foster ParentGP0|#0c982790-b750-4dec-804c-95560d6048bc;L0|#00c982790-b750-4dec-804c-95560d6048bc|DCFS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed foster parent. This will be one of the most rewarding and loving experiences you will ever have. Being a foster parent has its challenges , and we promise we will be here every step of the way to support you and your new family member.
Short Form Power of Attorney-Propertyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/poa-propertyShort Form Power of Attorney-PropertyGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Advanced 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.**