Illinois Aging Services (IAS) recently received funding from the RRF Foundation for Aging and the IL Department on Aging to create an inclusive, statewide, non-partisan coalition to support unpaid and informal caregivers. The coalition will include unpaid caregivers, advocacy groups & human services organizations, policymakers, employers, unions, disease- specific organizations, policy research groups, health care providers, kinship care providers, representatives of the veterans’ community and LGBTQ community, organizations and individuals supporting people with disabilities and input from the general public.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the essential role of unpaid, informal caregivers in Illinois and throughout the country and the support they need to care for their families and friends.
served as caregivers for family members and/or friends during the pandemic
Illinois Family Caregiver Coalition gives caregivers a voice, connects them with resources.
The new statewide Illinois Family Caregiver Coalition is focused on highlighting the high number of unpaid caregivers in the country and the hours and money they spend providing care for loved ones.