LIFE Magazine, Summer 2017

CJE celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. During the past four decades, CJE has weathered several storms but starting last year, like many other health and human service providers, we were not left unscathed by the State of Illinois’ budget impasse. After extensive deliberation by CJE’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, we made the difficult decision to close our Personal Care Program. You can read the full press release on our website at

Thankfully, most of the elderly adults who depend on these home-based services will be transferred to other providers. As a non-profit organization, without proactive remuneration, CJE does not have the resources to provide these services indefinitely without jeopardizing the viability of the entire organization, which annually serves more than 23,000 seniors and their families with a wide range of health and human services.