Bill Text: IL HR0598 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Congratulates Tammy Iskarous of Riverbend Family Ministries.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-10-24 - Resolution Adopted [HR0598 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HR0598-Introduced.html


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HOUSE RESOLUTION
2 WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate Tammy Iskarous on her
4accomplishments as executive director at Riverbend Family
5Ministries; and
6 WHEREAS, Tammy Iskarous had a vision to serve families in
7the Riverbend area who were affected by crisis from violence,
8homelessness, addiction or poverty; she opened Riverbend
9Family Ministries (RFM) in Woodriver on August 7, 2007; she
10helped link people to substance abuse treatment, housing,
11medical help, and rental assistance; in its first year, RFM
12served 51 families; and
13 WHEREAS, Tammy Iskarous worked tirelessly to implement a
14grassroots program called Refuge, which provides free trauma
15counseling for children exposed to abuse, neglect, and other
16forms of adverse trauma; RFM also teaches anger management and
17parenting classes; and
18 WHEREAS, Today, RFM provides services to everyone living in
19Madison County; in 2016, more than 1,700 local families were
20helped; currently, the mid-year report shows more than 950
21families have received help; and

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1 WHEREAS, Tammy Iskarous volunteers the equivalent of a
2full-time work schedule; she works without pay and has faith
3and hope for everyone with whom she comes in contact; and
4 WHEREAS, Tammy Iskarous is active in her church; she hosts
5small groups at her home and serves the local community; her
6positive attitude and her love for her family and community are
7contagious; everyone who meets Tammy leaves her presence
8wanting to be a better person; therefore, be it
9 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
10HUNDREDTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
11recognize Tammy Iskarous and her dedication to helping those in
12crisis; and be it further
13 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14presented to Tammy Iskarous as a symbol of our respect and
15esteem.
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