Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Compassion & Choices has reached out to over 250 local organizations to share its COVID-19 planning toolkit and other resources. Through a Train the Presenters series, most recently held in June 2020, over 75 volunteers have been trained to present in their communities about advance care planning, dementia and end of life options, including medical aid in dying.

Compassion & Choices is part of the Illinois End-of-Life Options Coalition alongside Final Options Illinois and the ACLU. Learn more by clicking here.

Compassion & Choices is part of the Illinois End-of-Life Options Coalition alongside Final Options Illinois and the ACLU of Illinois. The Coalition is a broad-based, inclusive statewide partnership dedicated to raising both awareness and support across Illinois for medical aid in dying for terminally ill people.  Volunteers are also reaching out to their state legislators to educate them about end of life options.  Learn more by clicking here

The Compassion & Choices Volunteer Network is working to grow Illinois’ volunteer infrastructure to educate the public and lawmakers, empower healthcare consumers and advocate for expanded options at the end-of-life. Currently, Compassion & Choices has over 17,000 supporters and 130 volunteers in Illinois. We need volunteers and action teams to help advance the end-of-life choice movement in your state — sign up today!

As a volunteer with Compassion & Choices, you’ll join thousands of dedicated supporters who want to transform the woefully inadequate medical systems in this country and give people the options they want and deserve to chart their own end-of-life journey. Compassion & Choices is dedicated to improving care and expanding options for the end of life. Volunteers work diligently to build grassroots support for end-of-life liberty.

Action teams are a critical part of Compassion & Choices. Illinois currently has volunteer groups in McLean County, Champaign/Urbana, Chicago,, the Northwest Suburbs, Evanston, Oak Park, Carbondale, Rockford, and Springfield. These teams bring together and train other volunteers in their area to coordinate outreach efforts to local officials and educate communities and health professionals. If you’re interested in starting or joining an action team in your town or city, please click here.

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