End-of-Life Choice, Palliative Care and Counseling



With multiple local groups, Compassion & Choices is active in Illinois, engaging in community outreach, grassroots organizing and stakeholder engagement.

Our Chicago team of activists hosted a Compassion & Choices booth at the national Aging in America Conference this year. They also held a National Healthcare Decisions Day event featuring Professor Lisa Anderson-Shaw, who served on the drafting committee for the new Illinois POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).


Illinois State Approved Advance Directive

If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive.
Download your advance directive here

Contact Information

Contact Brandi Alexander, Illinois Regional Campaign and Outreach Manager, via e-mail (balexander@compassionandchoices.org) or call 202-818-8262 to learn more about what Compassion & Choices is doing in Illinois.

To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact volunteers@compassionandchoices.org via email or call 800-247-7421.

Contact your elected officials.

Call an End of Life Consultant 800-247-7421

Local Groups

If you would like information on your local chapter please use the contact information below:

C&C Chicago, IL
Bess Schenkier

Janna Edge