We’re here to help.

We partner with Illinois families and communities to help children and youth with special healthcare needs connect to services and resources.

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Who we help.

We serve thousands of families in all counties across the State of Illinois.

(The Division of Specialized Care for Children) was one of the first organizations to step into our lives. They were some of the first social workers who came into our home and really began helping us to navigate our new lives with a medically complex child.
— Erica Stearns, mother of Margot and Caratacus

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  • Webinar - "Marching Forth: A Celebration of Judy Heumann's Legacy and Impact"

    March 4, 2024

    Free webinar celebrating Judy Heumann's legacy and lasting impact Judith "Judy" Heumann (1947 to 2023) was an internationally recognized disability rights activist who became known...

  • Webinar - "From Chaos to Calm: Supporting Children and Families With the Power of the Pause"

    March 4, 2024

    Free interactive webinar exploring family strategies and parenting practices for turning chaos into calm Join STAR NET Regions I and III for "From Chaos to...

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois Monthly Caregiver Support Group in Belleville

    March 5, 2024

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois (EFGSI) offers monthly social, educational and caregiver support groups. The “Caregiver Support Group” meets on the first Tuesday of...