Many people are in need of service dogs to help assist with every day activities and utilize a dog's special skills. Unfortunately, it can take years to obtain a service dog and it can be very costly. On average, a service dog can cost $10,000-$25,000. The Illini Service Dogs work to fix this problem and provide service dogs to those in need free of charge and as soon as possible. The Illini Service Dogs feels there is a need to increase awareness and education on the disability community and culture as well. Our organization tries to raise awareness to our community to try and improve this problem.