Community Organizer – Healthcare
Dear Access Living friends and allies,
Daily Quick Reminder: Congress continues to work on more COVID-19 funding and we need to remind our members of Congress about disability needs because #WeAreEssential. Use this easy email link to send your members of Congress an email. Remember that persistence is key.
Do you or someone you know currently live in a Chicago nursing home, and have you…
If so, Access Living would like to hear from you as soon as possible.
We are working hard at Access Living to document these stories so that we can lift up what people need. Please contact us as soon as possible. Your contribution will remain confidential unless you give us permission to disclose your identity.
In addition to sharing your story with Access Living, here are some resources for filing a formal complaint about the conditions in a nursing home: Illinois Legal Aid provides recommended resources at this link. Additionally, Equip for Equality, the Illinois State Ombudsman, and many of the other resources listed are currently open and operating by phone or email.
Interested in advocating about this issue? Use and follow the hashtag #WeAreEssential on Twitter. Here is a link to a Google Drive with tools for you to use. Share your story and/or the story of your loved ones and encourage others to do the same.