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Adopt a Childhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DCFS/adopt-childAdopt a ChildGP0|#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 or adoptive parent for the State of Illinois. You have decided to make a significant contribution to aid a child away from home.
Obtain Foreclosure Assistancehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IHDA/obtain-foreclosure-assistanceObtain Foreclosure AssistanceGP0|#5b3a0951-fb98-4004-a7c7-43a98b4dbce6;L0|#05b3a0951-fb98-4004-a7c7-43a98b4dbce6|IHDA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois Hardest Hit Fund® program provides mortgage assistance to homeowners who have experienced at least a 15 percent income reduction due to a qualifying hardship event and who meet the eligibility criteria.
ComEd Energy Assistancehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/ICC/comed-energy-assistanceComEd Energy AssistanceGP0|#afe2e942-9206-4b2e-9a96-f107d4ec6d09;L0|#0afe2e942-9206-4b2e-9a96-f107d4ec6d09|ICC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Information on utility financial assistance
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
Home Health Agencies Directoryhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/home-health-agencies-dirHome Health Agencies DirectoryGP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Home Health Agencies are public agencies or private organizations that provide skilled nursing services and at least one other home health service.  The services provided to a person at his or her residence are accordance to a plan of treatment for illness or infirmity prescribed by a physician or podiatrist.
Death of a Wardhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/death-wardDeath of a WardGP0|#36093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b;L0|#036093010-a353-4c57-8911-56426c0ee71b|GAC;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Form 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.**
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
The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/theautism-program of Illinois (TAP)The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)GP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) serves and supports persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families through a coordinated network of providers, parents, and university programs.
Find Assistance for Grandparents Raising Grandchildrenhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/AGE/grandparents-raising-grandchildrenFind Assistance for Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenGP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9IDoA 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.
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.
Veterans Service Office Locatorhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDVA/veterans-service-office-locatorVeterans Service Office LocatorGP0|#bc36e5c4-bb2d-4dd2-a502-9cf8fcc8ecba;L0|#0bc36e5c4-bb2d-4dd2-a502-9cf8fcc8ecba|IDVA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Find 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.
Find Youth Services & Assistancehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/find-youth-servicesFind Youth Services & AssistanceGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Find information for services and assistance available to youth, including youth who are in trouble with the law, life skill training, and pregnancy prevention.
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.
Short Form Power of Attorney-Health Carehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/poa-health-careShort Form Power of Attorney-Health CareGP0|#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 control all aspects of his or her personal care and medical treatment, including the right to decline medical treatment or to direct that it be withdrawn, even if death ensues. This form can be used to designate agents to act on an individual's behalf in regard to health care matters if the individual becomes unable to do so. Please see below disclaimer.**