Illinois Partners for Human Service advocate for Illinois
Human services are the heart of what United Way of Elgin stands for. We advocate and work for education--helping children and youth achieve their full potential; income--promoting financial stability and independence; and health--improving access to healthcare and overall health. However, across Illinois, human services have been struggling to stay afloat. A new group, Illinois Partners for Human Service, has been formed as a statewide network of organizations that advocate for high quality, responsible and sustainable approaches to providing human service in Illinois.
You might wonder, why does it matter to me? You probably will be surprised to find out that 1 in 3 Elgin residents has used one of the services that United Way of Elgin partners provide. You probably know people who seek care and help for their elderly parents, send their children to after school programs, have sought skills training for getting a job or managing their finances, have found help for mental illness, or have used shelter because of a loss of income or domestic violence.
Illinois Partners for Human Service is a statewide network of organizations that advocate for high quality, responsible, and sustainable approaches to providing human service in Illinois. The Illinois Partners engage nonprofit, government, faith-based, business and education leaders who agree that our communities are healthier and safer when residents have access to bedrock public services such as early childhood learning, after school programs, family support, assistance to the disabled, workforce training, violence prevention, and home care for the elderly.
So how can you help?
You can get involved in the effort by spending a few minutes emailing your elected officials about the importance of human services in Illinois. Just fill out this simple form.
The goal for the Illinois Partners is:
- No More Cuts to Human Services
- Prompt Payment for Services
- No Unilateral Contract Changes
Advocate for Illinois Human Services today!