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(20 ILCS 615/) Displaced Homemakers Assistance Act.

20 ILCS 615/1

    (20 ILCS 615/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 3451)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Displaced Homemakers Assistance Act".
(Source: P.A. 80-884.)

20 ILCS 615/2

    (20 ILCS 615/2) (from Ch. 23, par. 3452)
    Sec. 2. The General Assembly finds that there is an increasing number of persons in the State who, in their middle years and having fulfilled the role of homemaker, find themselves displaced because of dissolution of marriage, death of spouse or other loss of family income. As a consequence, displaced homemakers have a greatly reduced income, a high rate of unemployment due to age, a lack of paid work experience and limited opportunities to collect funds of assistance from social security, unemployment compensation, medicaid and other health insurance benefits, or pension plans of the spouse. The General Assembly further finds that assistance should be offered such displaced homemakers to enable them to contribute to society and maintain independence and economic security.
(Source: P.A. 80-884.)

20 ILCS 615/3

    (20 ILCS 615/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 3453)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
    (a) "Displaced homemaker" means a person who (1) has worked in the home for a substantial number of years providing unpaid household services for family members; (2) is not gainfully employed; (3) has difficulty in securing employment; and (4) was dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by such income, or was dependent on federal assistance but is no longer eligible for such assistance.
    (b) "Director" means the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or its successor agency.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

20 ILCS 615/4

    (20 ILCS 615/4) (from Ch. 23, par. 3454)
    Sec. 4. The services to be offered under this Act shall be provided to, but not necessarily be limited to, those displaced homemakers between the ages of 35 and 60.
(Source: P.A. 80-884.)

20 ILCS 615/5

    (20 ILCS 615/5) (from Ch. 23, par. 3455)
    Sec. 5. Director; duties.
    (a) The Director shall designate multipurpose service centers for displaced homemakers operated by community nonprofit agencies or organizations. To the greatest extent possible, the Director shall rely on such agencies or organizations whose major emphasis has been to provide social services.
    (b) The Director shall search for such nonprofit agencies or organizations to carry out the programs created under this Act.
    (c) The Director shall designate the agencies or organizations to carry out such programs.
    (d) The Director shall begin to provide the necessary funds to the nonprofit agencies or organizations to set up and begin the operation of the multipurpose service centers. Thereafter the Director shall provide the funds appropriated to the centers as the costs of the centers are incurred.
    (e) The Director shall, with the advice of the staff of the centers, promulgate rules and regulations to implement this Act. Such rules and regulations shall include eligibility of persons for job training programs, the level of stipends for the job training programs and a sliding fee scale for the service programs.
    (f) The Director, with the advice of the staff of the centers, shall by rule establish performance goals for the purpose of program evaluation. The goals shall be comparable to those established under the federal Job Training Partnership Act. The goals shall be renegotiated with the staff of the centers each biennium.
(Source: P.A. 87-878.)

20 ILCS 615/6

    (20 ILCS 615/6) (from Ch. 23, par. 3456)
    Sec. 6. (a) The multipurpose service centers shall develop job counseling and placement services by cooperating with federal, State and local governmental agencies and private employers. The services shall include:
    (1) Counseling displaced homemakers with respect to appropriate job opportunities;
    (2) Identifying community needs and seeking funding for new public and private sector jobs in relation to this Act;
    (3) Providing displaced homemakers training, skills and referral services to become gainfully employed and independent;
    (4) Developing plans to include more displaced homemakers in existing training and placement programs; and
    (5) Referring displaced homemakers to agencies which provide information and assistance with respect to health care, financial matters, education, nutrition and legal problems.
    (b) To the extent possible, the centers shall serve surrounding rural areas through a rural outreach effort.
    (c) To the extent possible, supervisory, technical and administrative positions relating to the multipurpose service programs shall be filled by displaced homemakers.
    (d) The director of each center shall submit an annual report to the Director. The report shall include evaluations of the effectiveness of the job training, placement and service programs to displaced homemakers including the number of persons trained, the number of persons placed in employment, follow-up data on such persons, the number of persons served by the various service programs and cost effectiveness of the various components of the center.
    (e) The director of each center may accept, use and dispose of contributions of money, services and property for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-884.)

20 ILCS 615/7

    (20 ILCS 615/7) (from Ch. 23, par. 3457)
    Sec. 7. (a) The sponsoring nonprofit agency or organization shall cooperate with federal, State and local agencies to coordinate the multiservice programs established under this Act.
    (b) The agency or organization and the communities served by programs established under this Act shall provide a total of not less than 5% of the cost of the operation of the centers to supplement monies appropriated to implement and continue this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-884.)

20 ILCS 615/8

    (20 ILCS 615/8) (from Ch. 23, par. 3458)
    Sec. 8. Transfer of powers and duties to the Department of Labor. On July 1, 1992, all powers and duties of the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) under this Act shall be transferred to the Department of Labor, and references in other Sections of this Act to the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) shall be deemed to refer to the Department of Labor. All rules, standards and procedures adopted by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) shall continue in effect as the rules, standards and procedures of the Department of Labor, until they are modified or abolished by that Department.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)