Please help us get the word out about this service. It has a lot of potential for SU and our consumers. ...Read More
We are so very very fortunate to have so many supportive friends here in the Streator Community. ...Read More
Another great article in The Times, this one on DSP Recognition Week. One additional thing to note about Ginger--Mandy commented that Ginger enjoys her job so much that sometimes she start ...Read More
Our annual report is now available–just click on the “Documents and Reports” link at the right. As you’ll see on the first page, please plan to come to SU’s 50th Anniversary Party between 4-7 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015!!!!!
We have been monitoring the transition from Governor Quinn to Governor Rauner. With a change not just in governors, but in the governor’s political party, there can be changes in priorities. There will be lots of new faces in the different state departments, especially at the leadership level. We don’t know if changes that were already in the works will continue, such as closure of state institutions, combining all the Medicaid Waivers into one, increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities, etc. And, of course, how the new administration will approach the state budget and how that will impact SU. Our goal, as always and regardless of political party, is to educate our elected officials on the needs of the people we serve and advocate for those needs.
Probably the biggest priority at the moment is to increase funding for direct care staff wages. These are the people who do the important work, directly with the people served. We worked very hard last spring to get increase for direct care staff into the budget, calling it the Care Campaign. There are too many people who are great at direct care who have to leave for other jobs that can pay higher wages. Our most immediate concern is to make sure that, if a minimum wage increase is passed, there is funding included to increase staff wages as well. Otherwise we will be in a bit of a bind.
Please help us get the word out about this service. It has a lot of potential for SU and our consumers.
We’re at Starved Rock Lodge shredding hard drives tomorrow (Thursday, October 16) from 3 pm – 5 pm. We’re there for the IVNUA (Illinois Valley Network Users Association) Conference, but the shredding is available for anyone–look for the Streator Unlimited Box Truck. We’ll shred your hard drive right there in front of you. Special pricing for the day: $3 each for the first 20 hard drives, then $2.50 for each hard drive over 20.
We are so very very fortunate to have so many supportive friends here in the Streator Community.
Another great article in The Times, this one on DSP Recognition Week. One additional thing to note about Ginger–Mandy commented that Ginger enjoys her job so much that sometimes she starts dancing while she’s working!
It’s going to be a big sale and we still have donations coming in through September 30! This is a good time to do some fall cleaning and lighten your living space up. Also a great time to come and get some good bargains!
A great article in the Times on Saturday on our Assistant Residential Director Lisa Renner. We are so lucky to have her here at SU.
Mike and Ty are putting up a shelter in our garden area at the main building. It’ll be great to have some shade out there.
A small group took advantage of another beautiful day to pop out to Spring Lake Park for a walk. It’s such a spectacular place to enjoy some nature.