The fight in Springfield over the budget is getting hotter and hotter, and the limited pie of money is being sliced up, if our voice is not heard for the 9th straight year funding for addictive illness will be cut-please read the most recent posting on the CADCILLINOS.COM web page-got to that page and get involved.  John

April 27:
Last week was another active week in Springfield, and this coming week promises to be even busier. Last Wednesday the Senate passed a bill to restore 26 million dollars to the Department of Human Services, to cover the shortfall in funding for the remainder of FY 2015. However, as previously noted, SB 247 was pronounced “dead on arrival” by House Democrats. CADC Illinois reached out along many other Human Services organizations in letter writing campaigns to change the House position. As the week progressed the House Democrat position appears to be changing with three key legislators signing up to sponsor the bill. They are: Reps. Linda Chapa LaVia, Kenneth Durkin and Carol Ammons. Today Monday April 27th. an event took place I want to share with you, Senator Mattie Hunter (D_3rd District and Majority Caucus Whip) added her name to the bill as a co-sponsor. Why is this move by Senator Hunter important? Mattie is one of us, she is a CADC! (12953 and CSPS14961) We hope this fact will be interesting to you and perhaps it will inspire you to become more politically active. The fight now is in the House and it is your representative we are asking you to contact. If you have not yet written your letters please do so and ask your family, friends and co-works to learn more about what they can do to help. A lot of effort will be needed to restore funding and advocate for addiction services in the upcoming budget year. PS. Mattie stepped forward for us, a note thanking her would also be appropriate. 
The links to send to your friend’s family and co-workers are our homepage CADCILLINOIS.COM 

Internship Orientation Night Scheduled



September 29, 2014

Monday evening September 29th.  from 6:30 to 9:15p the Human Services Department and our current interns will be hosting an Orientation night to discuss the process of obtaining and beginning an internship.  Faculty will provide copies of the required pre-internship paper work and discuss requirements and procedures for obtaining an internship.  Current student interns will share their experience and answer questions future interns may have.

Orientation night is designed for current Human Services students who are within a semester or two of wanting to begin their internship.  If you wish to begin your internship during 2015, please consider this orientation night as a requirement before beginning your site search. 

LOCATION:                270



Contact:    John Reese

                     APC Room 276






Issues of Family and Adult Child Treatment in Addiction


Wednesday Evenings (3 credit hours*)

each semester hour converts to 15 IAODAPCA CEU’s

(AUGUST 27ST. to DECEMBER 17th. 2014

Instructor:  Nationally known speaker and author Stella Nicholson


Description: When substance use disorders are present, every member regardless of age or role within the family structure is profoundly affected and will experience or witnessed varying degrees of emotional, physical, psychological, or spiritual trauma.  Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues often follow these experiences during their live times, causing the problematic relationships both inside and outside the family unit. This course will detail the impact that substance abuse has on the entire family, and will present various treatment responses.


For additional information contact:

John Reese at  (630) 466-2461 or   jreese@Waubonsee.edu


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Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship applications will be available on November 1, 2013 for the 2014-15 academic year.  You are invited to a special instructional presentation by Kathy Richards, Director of the Waubonsee Community College Fund Development Office.  Kathy will present an overview of the application process and give you tips on completing that application to maximize your chances of receiving a scholarship for next year.  Kathy will be speaking to The Introduction to Substance Abuse class on Saturday morning, November 9 at 9am.  We will be meeting in the APC build, room 190.  You are encouraged to attend, don’t assume your don’t have a chance or are not eligible-come to the meeting and learn-besides it’s a good way to meet other Human Services Students