DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES – DRS

207 South Prospect
Bloomington, IL 61704
TEL: (309) 662-1347
V/TTY/TDD: (309) 662-1347
FAX: (309) 662-7219

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

SERVICES

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES (VR) (Employment & Training)
The Department of Human Services – DRS (Division of Rehabilitation Services) serves persons with disabilities that functionally interfere with a person’s ability to be employed. Functional limitations are: 1) mobility, self-care, self-direction, work skills, work tolerance, interpersonal skills and communication. 2) If ORS pays for training and equipment, the following income guidelines apply: Family of one-$29,552; two-$38,645; three-$47,738; four-$56,831; and five-$75,017. Services that do not require a financial review are: Evaluation for work, counseling, evaluation for employment, placement into competitive jobs and on the job training and evaluation. Services are based on individual needs. Support services such as transportation and services to family members are also available when appropriate and necessary for an individual to participate in his / her rehabilitation program.

HOME SERVICES PROGRAM
The Department of Human Services’ – ORS Home Services Program is designed to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of individuals who may instead live at home at less cost to the state. Services are based on individual need and can include personal care assistance, homemaker, home health care, home delivered meals and electronic home response.

ELIGIBILITY

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Presence of a disability that functionally interferes with a person’s ability to be employed.

HOME SERVICES PROGRAM
Person must be under the age of 60 at time of referral and at risk of institutionalization or unnecessarily institutionalized. Other criteria include: severe disability lasting 12 months to a lifetime as certified by a physician, have applied or currently possess Medicaid, have no more than $10,000 in assets and reside in Illinois. Risk of institutionalization is determined using the Determination of Need (DON) assessment tool.

AREA SERVED

Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean – Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Ford, Livingston, McLean – Home Services Program (HSP)

FEE SCHEDULE

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Diagnostic services are free. Clients may have to participate in the cost of planned services, depending on income level.

HOME SERVICES PROGRAM
Assets are considered; recipients may have to cost-share.

STAFF / TITLE

David N. Reed Rehabilitation Services Supervisor

Damien McDonald Rehabilitation Counselor (HSP)

Megan Dillon Rehabilitation Case Coordinator (HSP)