Phone:
Cell: (630) 207-8479
Office: (773) 205-3627 x3627
Fax:  (773) 205-3631

CONTACT THE IRC

Located:
4015 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634

Email:
galvanr@maryvilleacademy.org

Updated June 2016 by the Illinois Respite Coalition

No matter where you fit in the respite world, the Illinois Respite Coalition will be a support system for you.  We have referral resources to connect caregivers to respite programs, access to statewide training opportunities, and can show you where to make the biggest impact to help caregivers in Illinois.


For more information, please contact us.

Under Construction

The Illinois Respite Coalition is currently working on updating our website, please excuse any page under construction and thank you for your patience.

Advocate for Respite Funding

In the last year, Illinois went without a state budget and it affected several respite programs across the state and thousands of families and caregivers.  It is just as important as ever to contact your local legislator in support of passing a budget for FY17 so any service In our current government, funding for Respite Care is being viewed as "non-essential" and threatens elimination.

You can watch how these cuts affect families in English and Spanish in this NBC Chicago video and in this Telemundo Chicago video.

If you need help creating an argument for Respite Care, use the Telling Your Story App!  It is free and available to all advocates who want assistance in preparing a statement to legislation.  It is available here.

Find Your Local Representative
Use this website to locate your local representative to share why you believe respite funding is an irreplaceable and necessary item on our state budget! 

In every community across the state of Illinois, family members are becoming caregivers for their loved ones. 
The Illinois Respite Coalition is here to help.