Who We Are

This website, FundOurFriends.com, has been developed by Illinois citizens who have come together to support persons with disabilities. Our group includes persons with disabilities and their families, Human Services providers, direct support staff, next door neighbors, and business colleagues as well as people from all walks of life.

There are no officers, no annual dues, no hidden agendas. There is no intent to create a state wide organization or association.

Just a commitment to work on behalf of persons with disabilities and to increase the awareness of the general community with respect to the vital work being done by Human Service Providers.

In that regard we are dedicated to fairness of funding and stand against the practice of using people with disabilities as pawns in the Illinois Budgetary Process.

Please consider this website as a resource website for your efforts to support people with disabilities.

We welcome your comments.

Many of us think that it is not fair or right to be reducing and eliminating services and supports to our most vulnerable family, friends, and neighbors – those with developmental disabilities and mental illness. We are speaking out and encouraging everyone with a voice to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. That’s why we put this resource site together – to further the conversation and get more of our fellow citizens advocating for our friends who cannot advocate for themselves.

We all need to reach out to our State Legislators and let them know that we know that Illinois budget reform is necessary. But asking those whose quality of life is dependent on daily supports from us are not the citizens we should be asking to “pitch in.” These are the people who count the rest of us for their quality of life. Helping them should be THE priority of our state contributions.

Please look around the site. Share them. Send links, letters, emails to your friends and family asking them to also contact their Legislators and let them know that they need to do the right thing and take a stand to fund our friends!

Just 15 minutes of your time could save a life.
Click the link to the left to find your Legislator. Call their office and tell them that we need to get our priorities straight.

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