Systemic inequities and the legacy of structural racism in the United States make it harder for low-income people and people of color to achieve financial stability.
We work to ensure that people having trouble meeting basic needs can access income supports that provide them and their families with the housing, healthcare, cash assistance, job training, and nutrition that every human being needs and deserves.
Proposed work requirements threaten benefits for millions of SNAP recipients.
Work requirements do nothing to address the barriers that keep low-income people from securing and maintaining decent jobs.
Shriver Center urges Illinois use recovery rebate offsets to support custodial parents
Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.
IDHS is still offering applications for benefits and requests for assistance online and by phone.
In 2015, the WIC program supported only 43.5% of eligible Illinois.