Everyone needs assistance at some point in their lives, for themselves, a family member, or a colleague. We advocate for a basic infrastructure of core services to ensure that people have help when they need it, whether during a temporary crisis or to meet an ongoing need. A strong safety net of programs and services – from food and income assistance to domestic violence services, substance abuse treatment, elder care, counseling or other human services – is an investment in the strength of our families and communities. Heartland Alliance is a founding member and works in close partnership with Illinois Partners for Human Service, a statewide coalition of human services providers advocating together for quality services, adequate funding, and measurable results.
Our Safety Net Priorities:
- Access to income supports such as TANF, SNAP and child care
- Adequate and timely funding for human services
- Effective service delivery at the local level