Dear Clients, Family members and Friends of AID:

We are weeks into the new fiscal year, yet we still do not have a budget in place. Illinois citizens with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and substance use disorders - who rely on state-funded services and supports - are being harmed the most by this budget impasse. Without a state budget in place, these individuals will be forced into less effective, inappropriate care settings - such as nursing homes, emergency rooms, and the criminal justice system. The inability of our elected officials to come together and fully fund a budget that supports Illinois' most vulnerable citizens is unacceptable!

Call the Governor and your members of the General Assembly and tell them to work together to pass a budget that fully funds community-based services and supports.

Thank you,

Lynn O'Shea, President/CEO
The support of and care for Illinois' most vulnerable people should rise above party politics.