COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Friend and Families, Effective immediately, ALL Options & Advocacy home visits and group activities are cancelled.  For Early Intervention (Child & Family Connections) all services are  suspended until April 15.  We will continue to accept new referrals.  The referral process will be handled via e-mail, phone, and mail. For the HUG program (Helping Us Grow) all in-person … Continued

Public Notice of Intent to Change Categories for The Prioritization of Urgency of Need For Services (Puns) Waiting List

The Illinois Department of Human Services, through the Division of Developmental Disabilities, invites all comments on our proposed change to the categories currently used to place individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities on the PUNS waiting list. The purposes of the proposed changes are (1) to reduce confusion, (2) to increase transparency, and (3) to … Continued

Portillo’s for Good Fundraisers

Bring this flyer or show it on your smartphone and 20% of the proceeds will benefit Options and Advocacy. Date May 10th 2017  |  5:00pm – 8:00pm Venue 855 Cog Cirle Crystal Lake, 60014 To learn more about how you can partner with us to serve up a better tomorrow, visit

Introducing Our New Bilingual Liaison

Hola, me llamo Arelis González soy la Bilingüe para la agencia. Interpretó en persona, por teléfono, y en visitas al hogar. Apoyo a la comunidad hispana y doy información de recursos comunitarios y opciones de programas. Es un placer poderles asistir. Cualquier preguntas o preocupaciones no duden en llamarme al (815) 477-4720 extensión 235. Gracias.

Options & Advocacy is looking for volunteers for the 30th Annual Fall Diddley Craft Show!

The Fall Diddley craft show features over 300 crafters, artists, quality handcrafted items, food concessions and bake sales. Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th at the Boone County Fairgrounds In Belvidere (Rte. 76 & Business Rte. 20) To volunteer, contact Cindy Sullivan via email by Sunday, September 27th at  Thank you!