Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights helps people living in poverty or danger improve their lives and realize their human rights. From a refugee fleeing violence and torture to a resident of public housing trying to escape the cycle of poverty, Heartland Alliance helps people in the toughest of circumstances—who often have no place else to go.
We bring a human rights perspective to our work. We believe human rights are both about issues abroad as well as issues in our own backyard—including freedom from poverty, access to health care, a roof over your head, and fair treatment in the justice system.
In addition to the Illinois Department of Public Health, our partners in health include the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Chicago Department of Public Health, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Greater Midwest Region, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Healthy Roads Media, and the Office on Women's Health, Region V, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and, recently, the Chicago Public Library.