Our Mission: The Illinois Respite Coalition (IRC) is a 501c3 dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of "Lifespan Respite," promoting education and training for families and providers of respite services, and advocating support for caregivers by ensuring access to quality respite services for the residents of Illinois.
The Illinois Respite Coalition was founded in 1998. We provide information and referral services statewide and across the lifespan. Most recently, the IRC with lead agency IDHS-DDD was awarded funding through the ACL for the Emergency Respite Care (ERC) Program. The ERC program is intended to help caregivers of individuals across the lifespan with any disability in a planned or unplanned emergency situation. The ERC Program stipend helps to cover the cost of supervision for the caregiver's loved one.
For more information on IRC programs, services, and respite information in general please reach out to us: Phone: 866-ILL-RESP (866-455-7377) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org