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Family Support Resources

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  • Northeast Community Fund in Decatur

    Northeast Community Fund helps families in the Decatur and Macon County community with food, clothing, household goods and funding for utility payments, obtaining IDs, baby formula and wipes, emergency lodging and prescription medicines. The organization’s food pantry provides monthly food baskets to those in need. It also operates a microfinance program and a program for families to work with a staff member and mentor to achieve short- and long-term goals to move towards self-sufficiency.

  • Nurse-Family Partnership of Sangamon County

    Nurse-Family Partnership of Sangamon County, provided by Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, serves first-time parents in Sangamon County to help improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and economic self-sufficiency.

    Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) creates positive outcomes through nurse home visitors who work with families from pregnancy until the child’s 2nd birthday. Individuals may qualify for NFP of Sangamon County if they are less than 28 weeks pregnant and have financial, social or health risk factors such as:

    • Loss of household income or an inability to pay for living expenses
    • Chronic health condition(s) or mental health concerns
    • Domestic violence
    • Transportation or access to care difficulties

    No proof of income is required for enrollment. Referrals can be made by providers, nurses, community services and individuals by calling (217) 545-0175, emailing  at siunfp@siumed.edu or using IRIS (integrated referral and intake system) or Touch Works “SIU Nurse-Family Partnership”

  • Options & Advocacy for McHenry County

    Options & Advocacy is a service coordination agency that provides information and referrals, screening, evaluation and assessment, service plans, community education and more for children and families in McHenry County. Its programs include:

    • Child and Family Connections Program, an Early Intervention program
    • Autism Resource Center
    • Helping Us Grow (HUG), a home visiting program
    • All Our Kids (AOK) network
    • Sibshops
    • Playgroups

    For more information, visit www.optionsandadvocacy.org/.

  • PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

    PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources and information regarding the bullying and harassment of students with disabilities.

  • PACER: Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights

    National “home” for Parent Training and Information Centers in all states. Lots of resources on special education, health care, transition and family support.

  • Parenting Children with Health Issues

    Free audio, video, and articles focused on parenting children with health issues.

  • Parents Helping Parents

    Parents Helping Parents (PHP) is a nonprofit organization providing training, individual assistance, information and resources about raising a child of any age with any disability or special needs diagnosis.

  • PFLAG Parent Support and Resources

    For more than 40 years, PFLAG has been providing peer-to-peer support, publications, toolkits, and other resources to make sure that the family members of people who are LGBTQ get the support they need in the way that best serves their needs.

  • PKU News

    National PKU News is an online publication providing resources and support for individuals, families and clinicians managing PKU (Phenylketonuria) and other inborn errors of metabolism.

    In addition to their online publication, PKU News also hosts an annual in-person and virtual family camp in June.

  • PKU Organization of Illinoissun-icon

    The PKU Organization of Illinois provides resources and support to teens, adults and families with PKU and 16 allied disorders.

    Their website includes information about understanding and managing phenylketonuria (PKU), diet, local resources, events, what to expect at different life stages and a PKU binder toolkit.