​​CONTACT

CONTACT THE IRC

Located:
6650 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60634

Email:
thielenc@maryvilleacademy.org

Updated October 2017 by the Illinois Respite Coalition

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

Help advocate for state-funded respite care in Illinois

Respite Care is essential to maintaining families' lives across Illinois.  Please do not allow so many caregivers of individuals with special needs go without respite service.  The few dollars saved will certainly be realized in the quality of lives for far too many.

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.


Contact your legislators
In our current government, funding for Respite Care is being viewed as "non-essential" and threatens elimination.  It is important for the respite community to get the word out that Respite Care is a necessary part of the state budget and a necessary support to caregivers across the state.


To find your local legislator:

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!