Member Group Chapters

Member Group Chapters:

 

We can accomplish a lot when we support each other to reach our goals!

Alliance member groups receive individualized support and resources to develop and strengthen their group as well as access to our educational webinars, newsletter and events. Membership is free! With many member groups in Illinois, there’s one near you. Contact us to learn more about
joining a group or starting one of your own. Member group resources can be found HERE.

The Alliance can help by:

  • Connecting you with a group in your area
  • Sharing resources on how to start and maintain a group & tips for advisors
  • Spreading the word about local event
  • Sharing ideas about what other groups have done
  • Holding regional meetings to discuss issues, plan activities, and have fun
  • Inviting you to get involved in statewide actions to make change

Benefits of Alliance membership:

  • Possible membership on The Alliance’s Board of Directors (1 self-advocate) *Gold Level*
  • Invitations to attend regional events and participate on planning team
  • Receive monthly newsletter
  • Contribute an article to the monthly newsletter
  • Invitation to participate on committees
  • Unlimited webinars
  • Dedicated Alliance staff support

The Alliance is made up of self-advocacy groups from around the state of Illinois. Here is a list of our current member group chapters:

Group Name / Location-

  1. RGA Council – Lisle
  2. Voices of Aztlan – Chicago
  3. The Network – Alton
  4. Advocates In Motion (AIM) – McHenry
  5. Personal Power Players – Monticello
  6. Speak Out of Rock Island – Rock Island
  7. Sertoma United – Alsip
  8. PossAbility Partners (formerly ROHSA) – Chicago Heights
  9. Vocational Voices – Englewood/Chicago
  10. Self-Advocates of Lake County – Lake County
  11. Change to Independence Altogether (CIA) – Bloomington-Normal
  12. CTF Tigers – Homewood
  13. Madison County Self Advocates
  14. People First Aktion Club – Jacksonville
  15. Livingston County Advocates in Action (LCAA) – Pontiac
  16. CTF Advocacy Center Charleston – Charleston
  17. MRI – Decatur
  18. Self Advocates of Madison County – Edwardsville
  19. Envision for Freedom – Chicago
  20. Dixon Delegates – Dixon
  21. Peacemakers – Tinley Park
  22. Client Advocacy Board (CAB) – Galesburg
  23. Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition (CDPOCC) – Chicago
  24. Friendship League – Tremont
  25. Clark/Edgar Alliance Advocates – Paris
  26. Wolf Pack – Mattoon
  27. NWSRA PURSUIT – Rolling Meadows/Hanover Park/Mt. Prospect
  28. Mosaic of Pontiac and Dwight Self-Advocates – Dwight
  29. Team Voice – Brookfield
  30. Chicago Disability Activism Collective (CDAC) – Chicago
  31. Freedom Fighters – Elgin
  32. Super Fighters – Aurora

Don’t see your self-advocacy group’s name? Want to start a self-advocacy group? We can help you! Please contact Krescene Beck, The Alliance’s Organizational Director, at krescenebeck@gmail.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Here are some photos of Alliance member groups speaking UP and speaking OUT!

Advocates from Envision for Freedom share their poster board presentation at UIC

 

Advocates from Sertoma Centre meeting with legislators

 

New group Freedom Fighters posing for a picture

 

The Sertoma United advocacy bulletin board

 

Advocates from Vocational Voices speaking at a college about ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’

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