Personal Assistant Program

The Home Services Program (HSP) offers individuals with disabilities who are at risk of unnecessary institutionalization the alternative of in-home assistance where home care doesn’t exceed the cost of a health care facility. HSP does provide an option that addresses needs and preferences which allow the individual to enhance his/her abilities and leads to a more satisfying life. NICIL conducts initial interviews with people interested in the position. To qualify for the Personal Assistant (PA) Registry list, an individual must be at least 18 years old, have a working phone number, and have reliable transportation. Once these steps are completed, there is an orientation class which is mandatory attendance to be placed on our referral list. Download the application below.

Unable to open PA Application? Call us at 815-625-7860 or email us at, and we will email you the application! Classes are filling up, so apply today!


Per Department of Human Services Title 89, Chapter IV, Section.686.25 Background checks are no longer conducted by Illinois Centers for Independent Living as of October 25, 2019. Background checks may be conducted by the individual consumer pending hiring a Personal Assistant.

PA Application

PA Registry Update