Envision Illinois is a partnership between several statewide stakeholders from the government and nonprofit sectors, working in the field of mental health, disability, and domestic violence. The members of this collaboration include Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Division of Rehabilitation Services, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, National Alliance on Mental Illness Illinois, The Self-Advocacy Alliance, Blue Tower Training, and Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council. Together they are addressing domestic violence in the lives of people with disabilities and Deaf people throughout the State of Illinois.
Our Unique Contribution
Envision Illinois is addressing domestic violence against people with disabilities by incorporating self-advocates into the conversation. In addition to including representatives from state level organizations in their collaborative team work, self advocates play a key role in their work. This diversity in expertise and experience creates a comprehensive approach at all stages of projects, from planning, to implementation, through the evaluation phase. Incorporating a statewide representation and presence into the collaboration membership also allows them to effect changes in policy and practice at the state level, and in local communities.