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Conquering a Fear and Landing on Both Feet

By Sarah Armour, jjslist.com Business Assistant and Self-Advocate On October 12th, I had a business meeting at the Willis Tower in Chicago, IL. This made me very anxious because I have panic disorder.  This means taking elevators, trains, buses, airplanes, and being anywhere else I might feel trapped, is likely…
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:58

Voter Education At Search

By Jennifer Gledhill, Search Inc Community Inclusion Coordinator-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Of the approximately 4.4 million votes cast in Illinois’ 2018 general election, 30 were cast by residents of Search, Inc.’s group homes. But the journey of those 30 ballots began long before the polls opened on the morning of November 6, 2018.Back in…
Last modified on Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:30

The Grow Wire Show Features Toad&Co and Search's Planet Access Company

We're proud to share that NetSuite's Grow Wire Show recently featured our good partners at Toad&Co and the origin story of Search's Planet Access Company Warehouse!Watch the video here:And click over to the Grow Wire website to read their full story about Toad&Co!
Last modified on Friday, 30 November 2018 13:12

DSP Spotlight: Maria

For almost 2 years Maria has been a dedicated advocate for the women living in Search's Enfield home. Her passion for psychology is what led her to a career in social services. To Maria, the most rewarding part of her job is teaching the ladies to be more independent. When…

DSP Spotlight: Niesha

Niesha is a DSP at our Adult Learning site in Lincoln Square, Chicago and has been with Search for a year. Her supervisor says, "Niesha enters the building every day with a smile. She makes our Glidepath Adult Learning modules fun for our individuals. She emits positivity in the lives…
Last modified on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:08

CQL Visit Focuses on Person-Centered Services

Search hosted its mid-point accreditation visit with the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) in July. The visit included a focused review of activities in the areas of rights, respect and health. Progress in these areas has included the addition of an annual "Rights Assessment" for every individual served. This…

Fiscal Year 2018 Highlights

What happened at Search in the past year? A lot, and we want to share it with you! Here are some highlights of the many accomplishments that happened in Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1st, 2017 – June 30th, 2018):   Organizational Highlights Disability Awareness Trainings: Twenty-two Disability Awareness Trainings were…
Last modified on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 19:02

A Special DSP Week Message

We are thrilled to bring you this special message in honor of Direct Support Professional (DSP) week, September 9-15, 2018.For the past several years, Search has engaged in statewide advocacy efforts to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals.  This has included participation in the “They Deserve More” campaign, which has…
Last modified on Friday, 14 September 2018 15:41

Partnering with Resurrection University

In 2018, Search began a new partnership with Resurrection University, a nursing school in Chicago.The partnership has been a big success and benefited both nursing students and the individuals served by Search! To complete their nursing degree, students at Resurrection are required to complete a community rotation. The goal of…
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