Illinois CARE Connections
Illinois CARE Connections (ICC) was a collaborative program with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) that provided technology devices for socially isolated seniors and persons with disabilities in Illinois. The program was supported through federal CARES Act funding that was made available in spring of 2020 during the height of the pandemic. The program ended in spring of 2021 but technical assistance is available through September 2021.
Read more about the program in the final report:
Reducing Social Isolation Through Technology: A Report on the Illinois CARE Connections Program (PDF).
About the Illinois Department on Aging
The MISSION of the Illinois Department on Aging (New Page) is to serve and advocate for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.
About the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (New Page) provides leadership for the effective management of the design and delivery of quality outcome-based, person-centered services and supports for individuals who have developmental disabilities. These services and supports will be appropriate to their needs, gifts, talents and strengths; accessible; life-spanning; based on informed choice; and monitored to ensure individual progress, quality of life, and safety.
About the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services
DHS’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (New Page) is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.
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Illinois Department on Aging Office Locator (New Page)
Illinois Department of Human Services Office Locator (New Page)
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