Self-Help

1 Touch Self Defense Project for the Blind

The program was designed for people who are blind but is proven accessible and beneficial for numerous demographics deaf: deaf/blind, children, seniors, veterans and people with multiple disabilities.
info@1touchproject.com

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60606-6995

nnm@eatright.org
http://www.eatright.org/nnm

 

Attorney's for the Civil Rights of people with a disability

Our legal team handles civil rights cases on behalf of people with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and state and local laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Our current focus in access to housing (fair housing cases) and access to government services, programs, and activities. Intake line is (312) 640-2106

 

Consumer Fraud Hotline

500 S. Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706
1-800-243-0607 or tty: 1-877-844-5461

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

This site answers questions about the choices, controversies, and decisions faced by parents and educators of deaf and hard of hearing children. Go to:  http://www.rit.edu/ntid/educatingdeafchildren/ for more information.

 

FREE opportunities to learn about computers and more click on below:
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

 

Homeowners in Crisis?

For help call the attorney General's Homeowner Helpline at 1-866-544-7151 or call HUD-certified housing counseling agency for FREE assistance. For a location in your area, call 1-800-569-4287 or visit https://www.hud.gov.

 

Income Tax Preparation Time

Did you know that the IRS has almost 100 ASL videos??? Topics include tax preparation, what to do when you change your name, contacting the IRS, identify theft, disaster preparedness and many more! The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) provides taxpayers with disabilities accessibility to their products and services. Screen readers, enlarged letters, and ASL videos are available on their website. Please go to IRS accessibility page to view the options at http://www.irs.gov/uac/IRS.gov-Accessibilit

 

National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative Helps People with Disabilities Find Health Insurance

Navigators and other enrollment specialists can now access better information to help people with disabilities find health care coverage in the federal and state exchanges. The tools are cross-disability programs developed by the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). http://www.aahd.us/2014/01/national-disability-navigator-helps-people-with-disabilities-find-health-insurance/


Sangamon County Community Resources

The Sangamon County Department of Community Resources was created to provide a centralized delivery system for human services. The Department strives to raise the health, education, and economic standards of Sangamon County residents living at the lower social and economic margins.Programs and services include Low Income Home and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); Home Weatherization; Community Services Block Grant; Sewer Rebate Program; Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and  Youth Employment and Training Program.

Sangamon County Community Resources produces a comprehensive resource list providing information for no-cost or low-cost services including: Addiction treatment; Adult Day Services; Blind or Visually Disabled; Child care; Children's food programs; Clothing and furniture; counseling; Dead and Hard of Hearing resources; Dental Assistance; Disability Services; Domestic Violence; Elected Officials; Eye Exams/eyeglass assistance; Fan Program (for summer); Food Pantries; Legal Assistance; Medical Assistance; Prescription Assistance; Rental Assistance; Senior Services; Shelters; Transportation; Utility Assistance; Work Assistance; and other needed services. http://www.scdph.org/health-services

Directory of Resources for Sangamon County - click here

Directory of Food Pantries - click here

Directory of resources for Seniors - click here

Directory of websites - click here

 

Seeking a Service Animal?

If you are seeking information on service animals, IDHHC has a page on its website called "Service Animals Resources".  To access it, go to http://www.illinois.gov/idhhc/resources/Pages/Service-Animals.aspx.  You can also go to IDHHC's website at www.idhhc.illinois.gov then click on the "General Resources" tab followed by "Service Animals Resources".

 

Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc.

Providing Services for victims of domestic violence
Main office 217 632-2615
24-Hour Hotline: 217 726-5200
Toll Free: 866-435-7438

 

St. John's Breadline

430 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
217-528-6098

Monday thru Saturday

Lunch: 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Dinner: 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

 

Visit the Illinois Department on Aging for more information and for state assistance programs. Call 1-800-252-8966 v/tty or visit their website at www.state.il.us/aging.

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