Life Center for Independent Living's Community Reintegration program and the Personal Assistant program are in danger of having their funding taken away by the state due to lack of progress with the programs throughout the state of Illinois.
That's the message from Vicki Hogan at the DeWitt County Coalition meeting from Monday at the DOVE Office. She explains there is a great need for these programs to assist the community.
The state doesn't count people who have worked as Personal Assistants before causing the numbers for active PAs to go down and the government to retract state funding because of these low numbers.
On a lighter note, Life CIL's annual Wheelchair Basketball fundraiser is coming up on April 8th at Kingsley Junior High School in Normal. This is a great way for them to subsidize the moneys not coming in from the state.
The proceeds from this event will benefit Life CIL, which assists people with disabilities achieve and maintian independent lifestyles, as well as provide two scholarships to the University of Illinois Youth Wheelchair Sports Camps.
If you would like to learn more about about Community Reintegration, becoming a Personal Assistant for someone with disabilities, or about tickets for their upcoming fundraiser contact Life CIL's offices in Bloomington at 309-663-5433 or in Pontiac at 815-844-1132.