Over our 50-year history, the Shriver Center has secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people living in poverty in Illinois. Building on these wins and our comprehensive view of poverty, we connect and train lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide to advance opportunity--for all, not just some.
Now more than ever, no one should be deterred from seeking health care, food, or housing assistance, out of fear they will become a public charge.
We are calling on the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to be vigilant in prioritizing reunification of parents with their children.
These critical steps must be taken immediately to ensure the well-being of our most vulnerable and at-risk populations.