The Kankakee-Iroquois Help Information Network (Kan-I Help) is a community information system designed to connect residents of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties with government agencies, human services, and other non-profit organizations. Kan-I Help is an initiative of the Pledge for Life Partnership.
Historically, the Kan-I Help Network made information about community resources available through several other avenues including the printed Kan-I-Help Human Services Directory, which was updated and published bi-annually. Special editions were also published to meet unique information needs of individuals. The Family Caregiver Directory was targeted to those caring for their elderly family members and grandparents raising grandchildren.
In addition to Kan-I Help, the Pledge for Life Partnership sponsors several other initiatives to improve the quality of life in the Kankakee-Iroquois region by making it a safer and healthier place to live and work. These initiatives have grown out of the Partnership's original undertaking in 1989 to raise funds to purchase and operate a mobile Life Education Center. Currently, two mobile classrooms travel to 47 public and non-public schools in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.
The Pledge for Life Partnership has many partners who provide support to the Kan-I Help Network in a variety of unique ways. Individuals and organizations involved with the Pledge for Life Partnership in the development of the Kan-I Help Network have included:
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet Iroquois Public Health Department
- Iroquois County Public Health Department
- Illinois Department of Employment Security
- Illinois Department of Human Services
- Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education
- Junior League of Kankakee County
- Kankakee County Head Start
- Kankakee County Health Department
- Kankakee County Juvenile Justice Commission
- Martina Rippon
- Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
- Options Center for Independent Living
- Project Success
- AMITA St. Mary's Hospital
- Riverside HealthCare
- Teen REACH
- Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council
- United Way of Kankakee County