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The Damage Done

The budget impasse has been a disaster for Illinois’ human service infrastructure. Entire programs are in danger of going extinct, leaving tens of thousands of Illinoisans without treatment. Loss of human services can lead to increased prison recidivism and emergency room usage, greater strain on limited police and 911 call center resources, and rising drug abuse and unemployment rates. The shrinking of this sector also means loss of jobs and a hit to the state’s economy.

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IDOA: Dollar Impact on Providers

Illinois Department on Aging providers have been seriously affected. More than 200 human service providers contract with the IDOA, and their support from state government is plummeting. Some downstate companies have lost close to – or more than – half of their program support. More than $10 million was lost by just four large providers. See highlightsClick map marker for details

    -$7,056,555 to -$122,037       -$122,037 to -$22,812       -$22,812 to $1,354       $1,354 to $5,168,710


Map of dollar impact  •  Map of percentage change  •  Data

Highlights of declines in IDOA support from 2015 to 2016:

  • AgeOptions: $4.6 million
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois: $2.6 million
  • Casa Central: $1.7 million
  • Council for Jewish Elderly: $1.2 million
  • Heartland Human Care Services: 52% decline
  • Fox Valley Older Adult Services: 50% decline
  • Christian Social Services of Illinois: 45% decline
  • Lessie Bates Davis House: 44% decline
  • Egyptian Area Agency on Aging: 42% decline

Data, mapping and analysis were prepared by Rob Paral and Associates. This analysis has been made possible with generous support from The Chicago Community Trust.

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