While the Illinois House passed a budget plan in late May, the question still remains regarding what the governor will allocate to various state agencies like DCFS and the impact on Kaleidoscope and other social services.
Kaleidoscope is hired by DCFS (Department of Children & Family Services) to care for high-need abused and neglected children who are wards of the state. Contracts generally cover basic human needs as well as necessary therapy or medical coverage, so Kaleidoscope engages in fundraising to complete the array of comprehensive services that give children the best possible chance for recovery and a healthy adulthood.
Please remember to stay in touch with your elected officials and let them know that services to children need to stay intact. Should you ever have questions, please contact us!