Some experiences

    Darryl, Curtis and Chuck got to attend a NFL game – Let’s Go Bears!

    Robin went with Nathan, Terry, Michael, Jacob, Vickie, Brandy, George, and Yvonne got to hang out and shoot hoops with the EIU basketball players

    Charleston CDS Advocacy had a float in the local EIU Homecoming Parade.

    A group in Charleston serves lunch at their local homeless shelter each week.

    Robin and her boyfriend volunteered to pass out Halloween candy at their local church.

    Jake loves to watch “The Price is Right” and this year he got to go see it LIVE!

    Noah, Brandy, George, and Bessie hosted a weenie roast attended by neighbors, friends, and family.

Impact Stories

Our Impact in numbers

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    People receiving life skills training, education, and social opportunities

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    People given accessible housing

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    People attending community day programming

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    People living in our community-based homes (CILAs)

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    Dedicated staff members

Where We've Been

We love going on group outings within our community.

You'll find us visiting places:

Special Olympics

Local Park Districts


Lake Charleston

Pumpkin Patches


Douglas Debate Museum

Taco Bell, DQ, KFC

Spurlock Museum

MLB Games

Local Football Games

Brookfield Zoo


Car Shows

Walmart and Target

City Pool


Local Basketball Games

Odyssey Fun World

Apple Orchards

Wu’s House

Movie Theaters

Chinese Buffet

Halloween Dance

Lincoln Debate

Voight Visual Arts

Nail Salons

Wing Stop

Burl Ives Statue

Garage Museum

White Sox Games

Greenhouse Christmas

Parades Reindeer Ranch

We even take annual trips to vacation destinations such as...


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