The United Way has collected some interesting data on the budget impasse. I wanted
to share this with you. From our good friend Jack Kaplan.



As you may know, United Way of Illinois is a statewide association of 52 local United
Ways, and collectively the largest non-governmental funder of health and human
services in the state. Amidst the ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield, we surveyed
human service agencies across Illinois regarding the measures you are taking to deliver
programs and services without a state budget.

Thank you very much for participating in our State Budget Impact Survey – your
response joined the voices of over 400 human service agencies across Illinois.

The results from this survey are attached here and clearly indicate:

  1. Programs and services have already been cut significantly
  2. Continued inaction puts agencies and the populations you serve in dire situations
  3. Late August and early September represent the beginning of real fiscal challenges
    for you.

As an advocate for the sector, we have shared the collective results with the Governor
and legislative leaders. We also issued a press release and begun outreach to the media.
We hope that the results will help to move our state leaders to take prompt action to
resolve the budget impasse.

If you should have any questions about our survey results please feel free to email us.

Jack Kaplan
Director, Public Policy and Advocacy
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and United Way of Illinois

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)