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Personal Assistant?

Personal Assistant Program

The Personal Assistant (PA) Program at LINC serves the residents of St. Clair, Randolph, and Monroe Counties in Illinois. This program provides personal assistant referral services to persons of all ages with all types of disabilities. The goal of the Personal Assistant Program is to provide PA services that assist consumers with severe disabilities to remain in their own homes and apartments, to be as independent as possible, and to avoid institutionalization. Personal Assistant services can include but are not limited to: housework, meal preparation, bill pay, shopping, and personal care.

The Personal Assistant Program recruits, trains, and provides a referral list of PAs to those who request this program. LINC’s Personal Assistant training includes information on the Independent Living Philosophy, LINC’s role as a referring agency, consumer service plans and the duties required of a PA, as well as a review of the PA employment paperwork as required through the Division of Rehabilitation Services. Instruction is also given on a variety of disabilities, universal precautions, and communication techniques.

In addition, PA management training is available to the consumer in order to assist him or her in the role of employer of a Personal Assistant. This training is designed to improve the employer/employee relationship between the consumer and the PA. The intention is to teach consumers how to be good employers and supervisors, thus decreasing the turnover rate of Personal Assistants to consumers.

Payments to the PA come from either Division of Rehabilitation Services or are privately paid.

Have questions? Need help? Give us a call at 618-235-9988 or email us at

Interested individuals MUST
call 618-235-9988 to RSVP

LINC will be providing Personal Assistant Trainings on the following dates.​



July 19th: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Aug 16th: 9:00am-12:00pm

Sept 13th: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Oct 18th: 9:00am-12:00pm

Nov 15th: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Dec 13th: 9:00am-12:00pm




Jan 17th: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Feb 14th: 9:00am-12:00pm

March 21st: 1:00pm-4:00pm

April 18th: 9:00am-12:00pm

May 16th: 1:00pm- 4:00pm

June 13th: 9:00am 12:00pm

Interested individuals MUST
call 618-235-9988 to RSVP

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