A quadriplegic who lives on his own, is a minister, and mentors young people is a success story which cannot happen without the help of programs offered by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. That’s what one home care worker said to a rally of maybe 200 people in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, as lawmakers were in session two floors above.
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“We need to take a comprehensive approach that engages nutrition and housing and social services and education and health care into the mix,” said Lutheran Social Services of Illinois vice president Dan Schwick. “It’s not a one-or-the-other kind of question.”