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Covid – 19 Appointments for people with disabilities

Covid – 19 Appointments for people with disabilities Progress Center is helping people schedule Covid-19 Vaccination appointments.  We are part of a Community-Based Organization Network working with the Cook County Department of Public Health.  As a part of that network, Progress Center can help people with disabilities in Suburban Cook County sign up for vaccinations.…

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Spring Legislative Training — April 6 through May 18, 2021

Progress Center for Independent Living invites you to a seven-week, online Legislative Training. This training is open to everyone.    This free training covers: Self-advocacy The legislative process How a bill becomes a law Different methods of communicating with your legislators   Who:  This online training is free and open to anyone who is interested…

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Emergency Rental Assistance Available from Cook County

Between now (March 22) and April 2 (Update: The Deadline has been extended to April 9), Cook County is accepting applications for emergency rental assistance.  If you have been impacted financially by covid-19, you are eligible to apply for assistance. Here is a link with more information: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/covid-19-recovery-rental-assistance-program?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Here is a checklist of things needed…

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UIC recruiting focus group participants

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) recruiting focus group participants 2021-UIC WE WALK 4 HEALTH FOCUS GROUP RECRUITMENT FLYER-Spanish 2021-UIC WE WALK 4 HEALTH FOCUS GROUP RECRUITMENT FLYER We Walk 4 Health: A Health Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities The goal of this research is to use technology…

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Personal Assistants are eligible for the Covid-19 Vaccine

In a letter dated January 21, 2021, the Illinois Department of Human Services published a letter for all providers who work with consumers in the Illinois Home Services Program.  This letter indicates that all personal assistants (providers) are eligible for Covid-19 Vaccinations and that the State of Illinois would provide support to individuals who are…

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Covid-19 Information and Resource Page — 2021

This page includes information about Covid-19 from the Cook County Department of Public Health and other resources. Information about testing and vaccines is included.  Late in 2020, the Cook County Department of Public Health formed a partnership with community-based organizations across Cook County, including Progress Center.  Through the partnership, community-based organizations will share information about…

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Emergency Back Up Provider Program — Contact Progress Center if your personal assistant is unable to work due to Covid-19

Emergency Back Up Provider Program:  Progress Center is now operating an Emergency Back-Up Provider program.  Through this program, people in the Illinois Home Services Program can secure a back-up provider if their regular personal assistant is unable to work for a reason related to Covid-19. Progress Center has established a dedicated phone line for this…

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Emergency Back Up Providers and PPE

Emergency Back Up Provider Program:  Progress Center is now operating an Emergency Back Up Provider program.  In the early stages of the pandemic, Progress Center had a program that could place an emergency provider with someone in the Home Services program in emergency need of a personal assistant. The program specifically was to support people…

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Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Lottery opens on October 19

The Housing Authority of Cook County is opening its Housing Choice Voucher wait list on Monday, October 19, 2020. The housing authority will begin to accept wait list applications at 8:30 in the morning on October 19.  The housing authority will accept applications for the waiting list until Monday, November 2 at 4:30 p.m.  This…

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Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period begins on October 15 and ends on December 7.  During the Annual Enrollment Period, Medicare Beneficiaries may:  switch Medicare Plans, join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, switch from one prescription drug plan to another prescription drug plan, drop Medicare Prescription Drug coverage.  Progress Center has four health benefits counselors on staff. …

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