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Olney Resources

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  • Dove, Inc.

    Dove, Inc. provides a variety of outreach programs, financial assistance and resources to residents in Macon, Shelby, Moultrie, Piatt and DeWitt counties.

    Dove Financial Assistance (DFA) may be able to provide emergency help with water, power, eye prescriptions, dental needs and some prescription medications.

    DFA also works with the Energy Assistance Fund to help people with their heating and cooling bills through the “Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends Program” in Macon, DeWitt and Piatt Counties.

  • DSCC’s Emergency Plan Template

    The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) developed this emergency plan template to help our participant families create an emergency plan to keep them safe and prepared in the event of a disaster or other emergencies.

    Sections include emergency contacts, emergency prep tips, evacuation plans and plans for medical emergencies.

    Emergency Plan Template in English

    Emergency Plan Template in Spanish (coming soon)

  • DSCC’s Paying for College Tip Sheet

    The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) created this tip sheet to help youth with special healthcare needs and their families learn more about available resources to help pay for college. The tip sheet includes details about possible funding sources and scholarship opportunities:

    Paying for College tip sheet in English

    Paying for Collect tip sheet in Spanish (Coming soon)

  • Ollie Hinkle Heart Foundation – Ollie’s Branch

    The Ollie Hinkle Heart Foundation (OHHF) offers a variety of information, resources and mental health support for families caring for children with pediatric heart conditions and heart disease. OHHF resources include:

    • Free mental health services through Ollie’s Branch. All sessions are completely free regardless of insurance status.
    • Financial support for families whose heart warrior is currently inpatient or has been admitted within three months of the request. OHHF Community Outreach requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and can help with housing, utilities, transportation, medical bills, and more.

    OHHF’s mental health access program is open to heart-warrior families anywhere in Illinois. Financial support requests may come from anywhere in the United States.

  • Accessible Chef

    Accessible Chef is a collection of free visual recipes and other resources to help teach cooking skills to individuals with disabilities at home or in a special education classroom.

  • Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline

    The Epilepsy Foundation’s Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline has trained information specialists to help answer your questions about epilepsy and seizures and provide you with help, hope, support, guidance and access to national and local resources. You can access the helpline in several ways:

    • Online Help Form
    • Phone (English): (800) 332-1000
    • Phone (en español): (866) 748-8008

    The helpline serves people living with epilepsy, caregivers and friends of someone with epilepsy and anyone who wants to learn more about epilepsy. It can provide information about current epilepsy treatment and alternative therapies, medication questions, support groups, seizure first aid, emotional support and more.

  • Fathering a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child: An Onboarding Checklist for Dads

    Hands & Voices has a checklist written by fathers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing(D/HH) for dads or any person who feels that they fulfill this role in a child’s life. “Fathering a Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Child: An Onboarding Checklist for Dads provides information and action steps to support and encourage fathers to take an active role in every aspect of their child’s life from the start.

    Information is provided from a dad’s perspective on topics that include:

    • The ” new dad” learning curve
    • Language and communication
    • School and legal rights
    • Well-being