At S.I.B.S., we champion siblings of people with disabilities in Illinois, offering compassionate solidarity and relevant resources in order to enhance the quality of life for siblings and families alike. We’re the Illinois chapter of the national Sibling Leadership Network (SLN), and as such, we’re focused on supporting siblings and families in our state.

To put that in perspective, here’s a question: what would you do if you were a small non-profit, run solely by volunteers, with a mission to support the brothers and sisters of the 1,331,800+ individuals* in Illinois with a disability?

We ask because that’s our work, our mission. We’re here to serve a community that – despite its growing numbers – has been invisible for far too long.

What do we do?

Everything in our power. Everything we possibly can do.

And we hope you’ll join us.

Your generous gifts contribute to sibling gatherings, events, education, and advocacy.

Make your secure donation via PayPal now!

We are an Illinois-registered non-profit in good standing, and all donations are tax-deductible.

Donations in the form of checks can be sent to:

5804 S. Harper Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
c/o Chelsey Parrott-Scheffer

Questions about a possible donation or bequest? Contact our treasurer, Chelsey Parrot-Scheffer.


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*2011 Disability Status Report – Illinois, Cornell University, accessed via

Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization with the IRS and your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable donation to the fullest extent allowed by law.