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FY14 Annual Report
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!!!!!
DSP Article
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!
Renner Article
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.  
Title VI Notices
On the "Documents and Reports" page we have put up federally required notices for consumers who utilize our transportation services.
On the Radio
Go here to listen to an interview on WSPL.  Sherri Stephens and Ellie Eccleston talk about their work with the people we serve!
Signage
We updated the signage on the side of our vans.  We're hoping to generate more paper and hard drive shredding jobs for us.  We really like how it turned out.
Survey Says…
DHS dropped by unannounced for their annual survey of our Developmental Training Program today.  They look at many things:  clinical records, personnel records, safety and human rights committees, policies, site walk-through, staff and consumer interviews, etc.  We got a perfect 100% score this year!!!  Kudos to the SU Team for their dedication and hard work.
Closure Update
Survey analysis from parents/guardians of persons who moved out of the state institution in Jacksonville.  It shows that tremendous fear at the outset of the process led to satisfaction with the outcome. JDC Data Brief
Ranking the States Once Again
Illinois is once again near the bottom of the annual Case for Inclusion Rankings.  Disability Scoop has a short article.  You can get the full report and a lot of state-by-state detail at the main site.  Illinois can do better in supporting people with developmental disabilities!!!
Budget season begins
OK, sort of.  Governor Quinn's Budget Address won't come until late March, but articles have begun.  Much will depend on whether the temporary tax increase, set to expire at the end of this year, is extended or not.  It seems doubtful we'll find out until the lame duck session following the November elections.  So, we'll probably end up with a budget of which we can be confident for only the f...

Hard Drive Shredding Special

Please help us get the word out about this service.  It has a lot of potential for SU and our consumers.   ...Read More

Word Cloud

Here's a Word Cloud of the www.streatorunlimited.org webpage.   ...Read More

Pumpkin Carving Contest

We are so very very fortunate to have so many supportive friends here in the Streator Community.   ...Read More

DSP Article

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

FY14 Annual Report

Posted By: jmallaney on December 2, 2014 in News - Comments: No Comments »

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!!!!!

Governor Transition

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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.

Hard Drive Shredding Special

Posted By: jmallaney on October 18, 2014 in Boxes, Future - Comments: No Comments »

Hard Drive Flyer

Please help us get the word out about this service.  It has a lot of potential for SU and our consumers.

 

Word Cloud

Posted By: jmallaney on October 16, 2014 in Boxes, Website - Comments: No Comments »

Here’s a Word Cloud of the www.streatorunlimited.org webpage.

 

SU page wordcloud

Hard Drive Shredding at Starved Rock Lodge

Posted By: jmallaney on October 15, 2014 in Events - Comments: No Comments »

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.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Posted By: jmallaney on October 6, 2014 in Boxes, Community - Comments: No Comments »

We are so very very fortunate to have so many supportive friends here in the Streator Community.

 

Put your best face forward!

Put your best face forward!

DSP Article

Posted By: jmallaney on September 23, 2014 in Boxes, News - Comments: No Comments »

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!

Ginger assists Betsy into the main building at the start of the day.

Ginger assists Betsy into the main building at the start of the day.

Annual Rummage Sale Next Week

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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!

 

Annual Sale

Renner Article

Posted By: jmallaney on September 22, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings, News - Comments: No Comments »

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.

 

Lisa and Linda Rodrick on a Wednesday afternoon.

Lisa and Linda Rodrick on a Wednesday afternoon.

Summer Days

Posted By: jmallaney on August 15, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings - Comments: No Comments »

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.

New shelter

 

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.

Spring Lake

 

 

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