McLean County YWCA makes more cuts

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A local non-profit is forced to make more cuts due to the continued lack of state funding.

The McLean County YWCA said it will close its state-funded home care services on August 5.

They asked the state for a funding cap twice, and were declined both times.

“It’s really disappointing for us that we weren’t able to get the cap in place and be able to at least serve some seniors,” said Liz German, YWCA Vice President of Operations.

German said the YWCA will continue to look for other ways to serve seniors.

Clients will be able to choose between two, for-profit companies once they stop services; Addus HomeCare and Help at Home.

The regional director for Addus, Shelly Ebbert, said the clients will continue to have their services paid for by the state if they transfer to Addus.

“There’s always a bit of worry when they transfer from one company to another company,” said Ebbert. “But my understanding is that the YWCA has communicated clearly what their reasons for the transfer are.”

Ebbert said Addus plans to hire YWCA, home-care employees to help with the influx of incoming clients.

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