Health & Disability Advocates



Since 1992, HDA has demonstrated a firm commitment to protecting the rights of children, youth and adults with disabilities, and low-income older adults. These vulnerable populations need a range of services, supports and opportunities to lead fulfilling lives, reach their self-determined goals and obtain financial and health security. HDA has the leadership capacity and the relationships within the policy community in Illinois to ensure that the lessons learned by public benefits consumers are used to inform future policy development.

For more information on what’s going on at HDA and how our programs are impacting policy development, see the articles, events notices and press releases available in our Press Room.

Online Library

HDA has a wide variety of press materials in our online Materials Library.

Here are some of the valuable resources you'll find there:

Class Action Residual Fund Award Provides Key Support to Legal Aid

This press release from the Chicago Bar Foundation describes a cy pres award received by Health & Disability Advocates.

Affordable Care Act 1st Anniversary Press Release

To commemorate the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Health & Disability Advocates, the Chicago-based nonprofit organization, is calling attention to the law's promising impact on people with pre-existing conditions and disabilities in Illinois, who were not previously able to attain health insurance.

An Effort to Secure Benefits for a City's Forgotten Residents - Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 6, 2022

This article in March 6th edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy features some of the success stories of HDA's SSI Homeless Outreach Project.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of the exciting things going on now at HDA:

2010 Work Incentives Training DRS Application

This is the application for DRS Representatives interested in participating in the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.

2010 Work Incentives Training Flyer

This Flyer describes the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.

2010 Work Incentives Training Non DRS Application

This is the registration request form for non-DRS representatives interested in attending one of the 2010 Work Incentives Trainings.