United Way of Metropolitan Chicago joins Metropolitan Family Services and Access Living in addressing the City Club of Chicago

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago joins Metropolitan Family Services and Access Living in addressing the City Club of Chicago on the future of human Services in Illinois amidst the budget impasse

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Wendy DuBoe, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Ric Estrada, President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services and Marca Bristo, President and CEO of Access Living shared data and perspectives on the extreme damage being done to individuals, communities and the human services sector because of the budget impasse at the City Club of Chicago on March 28.

DuBoe presented survey findings from United Way of Illinois’ third survey of human services agencies across the state as well as what United Way is seeing among its 198 partner agencies and within the sector. Estrada provided insight into the impact of tough service and staffing decisions Metropolitan Family Services has had to make and continues to make during the budget crisis. Bristo brought home the very real human impact and financial implications for the state when disabled individuals aren’t able to access the services they need to live independently.

View video of the full City Club panel

Listen to the discussion here

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