Arc Action Alert on HB 3858
Representative Sara Feigenholtz has introduced important legislation that will fund the transition of individuals from institutions into the community.
Please call your State Representative and ask them to become a co-sponsor of House Bill 3858. A script is below for your use.
Use these helpful links.
House Bill 3858 Fact Sheet.
House Bill 3858 Co-Sponsor Letter.
Please call this week, especially if your State Representative is on the House Human Services Appropriation Committee or the House Disability Services Committee.  
If you do not know who your State Representative is, go to this link:
Representative (insert name)
I want to urge you to support and become a co-sponsor of House Bill 3858, the Re-Balancing Community Services Appropriation Bill.
The Chief Sponsor is Representative Sara Feigenholtz.
It is time to move away from institutional services in Illinois. We should be supporting the development of community services for individuals in Illinois as they transition out of institutions. House Bill 3858 is designed for that purpose.
HB 3858 appropriates $20,000,000 from the Department of Human Services Community Services Fund to the Department of Human Services for grants and administrative expenses associated with the Department’s rebalancing efforts and in support of the Department’s efforts to expand home and community-based services, including rebalancing and transition costs associated with compliance and consent decrees.
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Please support and become a co-sponsor of HB 3858.
Thank you. 
Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)