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Community Help News | Posted FEB 2 2012
FamilyCare Hotline 1-866-All-KIDs (1-866-255-5437)
What is FamilyCare?
FamilyCare offers healthcare coverage to parents living with their children 18 years old or younger. FamilyCare also covers relatives who are caring for children in place of their parents.
What health services does FamilyCare cover?
Like All Kids, FamilyCare covers doctor visits, dental care, specialty medical services, hospital care, emergency services, prescription drugs and more.
What if you have health insurance?
If you have health insurance and your family income qualifies for FamilyCare Share, Premium or Rebate, you have a choice. FamilyCare Rebate helps to pay for your insurance premiums. FamilyCare Share and FamilyCare Premium provide a medical card to help cover medical services that your plan does not cover.
Who can get FamilyCare?
Parents can get FamilyCare if they live in Illinois and meet the FamilyCare income limits. They must be U.S. citizens or meet immigration requirements. All Kids or FamilyCare health benefits will not affect your immigration status unless you receive services in a nursing home or mental health facility.
How much income can a parent have?
Parents can have income up to the amounts shown in the income guideline chart. Check the income limit for the size of your family.
What does FamilyCare cost?
There are small co-pays, from $2 to $3, for doctor visits and prescriptions. Parents in FamilyCare Premium pay a monthly premium, from $15 to $40, depending on the number of family members covered. More »
Community Help News | Posted AUG 29 2011
Volunteers are an integral part of Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice. Each volunteer is valued and respected for the gifts they bring to the work of hospice while making a difference in the lives of those we serve, making a valuable contribution to the community and enhancing their own wellbeing. If you are interested in learning more, or in joining our team of volunteers, contact Elise C. Wall, Manager of Volunteer Services, at (630) 232-2233, ext. 219, firstname.lastname@example.org; or complete the volunteer application and return to FVVH, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva, Il 60134; fax (630) 232-0023.
Available volunteer opportunities include:
Our ambassadors educate churches, clubs and companies about our organization through speaking engagements. Ambassadors also represent FVVH at United Way, community and other special events.
Bakers bake bread for bereaved individuals and/or cookies for patients.
Volunteers are trained to provide individual emotional support to grieving adults in the community.
Children’s Group Facilitators
Facilitators are trained to lead support groups for children who have suffered a loss or are experiencing anticipatory grief.
Clerical support volunteers spend time at the FVVH office completing a range of duties including answering phones, data entry, typing, copying and assembling packets. Special projects are also available at times.
Bilingual volunteers are taught to reach out to the community through correspondence and presentations with area clubs, churches and organizations.
Volunteers help maintain the FVVH property by weeding, pruning, watering, etc. as well as quarterly landscaping.
Hands of Hope Clinic Volunteer
Training is provided to prepare volunteers to provide a healing presence and hospitality to patients and their family members who are waiting for or undergoing treatments at two community cancer care centers.
Bilingual individuals are trained to provide interpretation during training and support groups.
Volunteers are needed to deliver gifts or food items at special times of the year.
Patient and Family Care Volunteers
Patient and Family Care volunteers often serve as a catalyst for the patient and families, listening and then encouraging the family to finish unfinished business, to heal old wounds in relationships and to prepare the family for life without the dying person. Volunteers often provide respite care to allow the primary caregiver to rest or take a social break. 27 hour training is provided.
Professional individuals are need to assist patients in their homes. Some available positions include hairstylist, manicurist, massage therapist, chaplain, tax advisor and music/art therapist. These individuals must provide their services at no charge and have proper credentials.
Volunteers who can sew are asked to make “Hug Pillows” and teddy bears for the children of hospice patients and Herbie’s Friends participants. Other various sewing projects arise as well.
Special Events and Fundraising
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Garden Party, FVVH’s annual luncheon. Committee members are involved in obtaining prizes and centerpiece decorations, selling raffle tickets and much more.
Support Group Aides and Facilitators
Support group aides and facilitators help with or lead discussions within our various support groups. They also help nurture those involved and are available as a resource person. Bereavement training is provided and required.
Bilingual volunteers are needed to translate written material from English to Spanish.
Community Help News | Posted AUG 29 2011
A program designed to help grieving families
cope with loss, grief and death.
Herbie’s Friends, for families with children ages 5 to 18, creates a safe
environment where participants who have experienced a loss can share their thoughts, feelings and stories with others who have had similar experience.
The program is free.
Spanish interpretation is available.
Registration is required by calling
Christy Pitol at (630) 232-2233, ext. 230 or
Tuesdays, October 4 to November 15, 2011
6 to 8 p.m.
At St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
27 S. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora
Un programa diseñado para ayudar a las
familias en duelo a sobrellevar la perdida, la pena
y la muerte.
Los amigos de Herbie, para familias con niños entre las edades
de 5 a 18 años. El programa crea un medio ambiente en donde los
participantes quienes hayan experimentado una perdida
pueden compartir sus pensamientos, sentimientos, e historias
con otros que hayan tenido experiencias similares.
Compartirán una comida juntos seguido de actividades
dirigidas por un instructor capacitado.
Este programa es gratis.
Interpretación en Español esta disponible. Es necesario inscribirse
llamándole a Adriana Torres al (630) 232-2233, ext. 227
o al correo electrónico email@example.com
Martes, 4 de octubre
al 15 de noviembre, 2011
6 a 8 p.m.
En la iglesia Luterana, St. Mark
27 S. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora
Community Help News | Posted JAN 6 2011
CommunityPoint is a comprehensive guide to the community resources in your local area. It includes an overview of social services, how to obtain community services, and some examples of major service providers in each area. A Service Index is provided classified according to service specializations. Agency profiles include address, phone numbers, web, and email addresses, hours, disability access, fees, eligibility requirements, and service descriptions.
Web Address is http://www.kanecountyguide.org/
Community Help News | Posted FEB 2 2009
Please review this list of community resources. The student services department has worked with many of the support services on this list. If you are in need of help or just want information about a topic on the list, don't hesitate to contact them. More »
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