Other Assistance & Programs

Other assistance and programs

Local Support Services

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living (IVCIL) in LaSalle is a non-profit service and advocacy organization. They have the ability to provide breast cancer survivors with a wealth of information, locating personal care assistants, loan health-related assistive equipment through their lending closet, and provide peer counseling. They can assist the breast cancer survivors by advocating for their rights and benefits within the workplace and community. IVCIL can connect people with services to help them stay independent in their homes. IVCIL is the “go to” resource for those having difficulty due to a temporary or permanent disability. Please refer to IVCIL.com for more information, or phone (815)224-3126.

Local Financial Assistance

Cops4Cancer is a little charity with a big impact! This charity has supported daily needs of individuals and families going through cancer. Their aim is to ease the daily financial stressors that occur as a result of the diagnosis. If you are struggling with your finances due to medical costs associated with cancer, please do not hesitate to contact them for an application. Please note that this is a local charity started from our local officers’ desire to make a difference in our community after their fellow officers’ families were impacted by cancer.
For more information or to apply, go to their website at cops4cancer.com

Local Home assistance

Home Instead Senior Care in Peru is a fee-based non-medical home assistance service that can assist you or your family member with companionship, housekeeping, transportation, and activities of daily living such as bathing and meal preparation. They also can assist in respite care. Telephone: (815)223-7970

Cleaning For A Reason  is a nonprofit group serving the United States and Canada, partnering with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to women undergoing treatment for cancer, any type.  The cleaning service partner provides one general house cleaning a month for four months.  Clink on the link and go to the “Apply” tab to get started.  The Illinois Valley Clean Team, Inc. is our local cleaning partner.  There is no cost to apply or receive this service. Call 877-337-3348, ext. 1 to apply for assistance with a patient advocate.

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