Our Homemaker Program is comprised of trained homemakers who provide weekly in-home support and assistance for families experiencing a range of circumstances which threaten the family's ability to meet or protect the needs of its members. Our Homemakers are here to serve our families with a sense of dignity and support, recognizing that our clients need help while being sensitive to their needs and encouraging them to lead the way to improving the functioning of their families. This program is offered to our clients who are identified as in need by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services.
The goals of the Homemaker Program are to:
- Teach parents and caregivers how to become advocates for themselves and their families
- Develop self-sufficiency on the part of our clients, leaving them with the tools they need and a sense of comfort in knowing that they can advocate successfully for themselves
- Avoid any further interference in the lives of our clients by protective services
Assistance provided by UCAN's Homemakers may include:
- Improving household management skills
- Providing temporary respite care while the family caregiver is temporarily disabled or unavailable
- Providing relief for families caring for a member with serious, on-going physical or mental health needs
- Teaching proper meal planning, budgeting, healthcare and hygiene for family members
- Providing advocacy services for clients in multiple systems, including those involving landlords or utility companies
UCAN's Homemaker Program serves Cook, Lake and McHenry counties. To learn more about our services, please contact (847) 932-4652 for the North Suburbs and (773) 429-0300 for Chicago South.
To download a brochure about the Homemaker program, please click here.