A Snapshot of the Impact on Human Services of the State Budget Impasse

  • No state funding is flowing for adult education and job training services.
  • Approximately 84,500 seniors have lost Meals on Wheels and/or home and community based services. Senior protective services are not being funded.
  • Centers for Independent Living around the state are not being funded, resulting in cuts to training for personal assistants and referral services for those with disabilities.
  • Nearly 15,000 youth lost access to high-quality, comprehensive after-school services (Teen REACH) at 122 sites around the state.
  • The state stopped funding grants for psychiatrists, forcing providers to turn away new patients with serious mental illness who do not have health insurance.
  • Victims of rape—who often need immediate counseling—are forced to wait up to 12 weeks for appointments due to reduction of services.
  • Agencies have taken on over $35 million in debt to stay open.
  • More than $400 million in FY16 funding is owed to approximately 826 agencies.

United Way of Illinois State Budget Survey

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Learn more about the state budget impasse:

Access Living

Metropolitan Family Services

Civic Federation

Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children

Shriver Center