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Advocacy

Sinai Health System believes in patient advocacy, which is any activity that ultimately benefits a patient. Using that definition, our caregivers ensure that every individual patient and all groups have the information and resources necessary to be aware of their rights. What’s more, our caregivers work with government groups as well as legislators to improve the health system for our patients.

Protective Services and Advocacy Groups in Chicago
Below is a list of Chicago-area advocacy groups:

Abuse or Neglect

  • Ages 0–17: Illinois Department of Child & Family Services  (800)-25-ABUSE
  • Ages 18–59 & Disabled: Office of Inspector General  (800)-368-1463
  • Ages 60 and Older: Illinois Department on Aging  (866)-800-1409
  • Chicago Department on Aging  (312)-744-4016
  • Children’s Advocacy Center  (312)-492-3700
  • City of Chicago Domestic Violence Helpline  (877)-TOENDDV
  • Equip for Equality  (800)-537-2632
  • Guardianship Services Associates  (708)-386-5398
  • Health and Disability Advocates  (312)-223-9600
  • Illinois Attorney General-Crime Victims  (800)-228-3368
  • Illinois Department on Aging  (800)-252-8966
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family  (800)-25-ABUSE
  • IDPH Nursing Home Abuse Reports  (800)-252-4343
  • Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission  (866)-274-8023
  • Mujeres Latinas en Accion (domestic violence)  (312)-738-5358
  • Nursing Home Ombudsman  (312)-744-4016
  • Office of the State Guardian  (708)-338-7500
  • Office of the Public Guardian
    • Juvenile: (312)-433-4300
    • Adult:  (312)-603-0800
  • Rape Victim Advocates  (312)-443-9603
  • SRH Domestic Violence-People with Disabilities  (773)-522-6405