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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/DHS/access-quality-affordable-child-care
Access Quality, Affordable Child Care
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Provides 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.
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/IDPH/hospital-directory
IDPH Hospital Directory
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IDPH maintains a directory of all the hospitals in IL
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/probate-will
Probate Forms - Will County
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Website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County. There is a link to Will County Forms. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/standby-guardian
Standby Guardian Form
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Form 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.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-guardian-request
Person with Disability Guardian Request
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Various forms available on GAC site. This link includes the disclaimer for the forms.
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/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/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/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/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/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/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/assistance-seniors
Find Assistance in My Home & Community for Seniors
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CCP is a major initiative to prevent the unnecessary intstitutionalization of older adults in Illinois, ages 60+ who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IDPH/nursing-homes
Illinois Nursing Homes
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Illinois has approximately 1,200 long-term care facilities serving more than 100,000 residents, from the young to the elderly. These facilities are licensed, regulated and inspected at least annually by IDPH. IDPH also assists the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with certifying these facilities for participation in federal payment reimbursement programs. IDPH also provides a listing of nursing homes and resources to help residents select nursing homes.
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/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/probate-dupage County
Probate Forms - DuPage County
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Various Forms on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DuPage County. Please see below disclaimer.**
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.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/PTAB/file-property-tax-appeal
File a Property Tax Appeal
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The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board is authorized by law to hear and adjudicate real property assessment disputes as follows: provide an informal forum for the hearing of contested appeals; Resolve appeals by issuing impartial decisions based upon equity and the manifest weight of the evidence; Establish clear, concise and accurate communications with the public; and maintain a work force that demonstrates the highest standards of knowledge, integrity, efficiency and performance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/IHDA/find-place-rent
Find a Place to Rent
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ILHousingSearch.org provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/CMS/lghp
Local Government Health Plan
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Local Government Health Plan - Benefits information