The Arc, IARF, the Institute, the Center and UCP have joined together on the Direct Service Professional recruitment & retention crisis asking for a with the Governor and his Leadership Team.


Dear Governor Rauner:

We are writing to call your attention to the unfolding crisis in the delivery of services and supports to children and adults with developmental disabilities in the community. Simply put, there are not enough staff available to support people in their homes safely. We are asking you to convene your administrative and Department of Human Services’ staff to meet with us next week to identify a solution to the crisis.


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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)