Events and news

THANK YOU, Search DSPs!

Dear Search Team: This week is Direct Support Professionals Recognition week, in honor of your dedicated, compassionate, supportive, inspirational and caring work on behalf of the individuals we serve.  And, while I think it is very important for you all to know how much I value your contributions (I do!),…
Last modified on Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:47

Meet a Sustainer: Maxine

Maxine is a monthly donor to Search and a member of the Sustainer Circle!  The Sustainer Circle is a special group of monthly donors who go above and beyond to sustain Search’s vital housing, employment, and educational services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.We sat down for a short…
Last modified on Friday, 26 August 2016 09:26

JJ's List Creates New Best Practice Model for ComEd Energy Force Program

Through our social enterprise JJ's List, Search has been a proud participant of in the ComEd Energy Force Program for the past two years. In 2016, we enrolled two Ambassadors, Bill Sitter and Dunham Leiner, who have traveled across Chicago to present on energy efficiency at locations including Rush Medical…
Last modified on Monday, 01 August 2016 17:05

Employee Spotlight: Bruce F., Supported Living DSP

Bruce started with Search in 2007 after being employed in an office job at his family's business.  He wanted a change, and that's just what Search provided. Currently, Bruce is the lead DSP at Highland House.  He finds the emotional connection with the gentlemen at the home the most rewarding…
Last modified on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 15:57

Meet Tracey, QA Returns Specialist at Planet Access Company Warehouse

In December 2014, Search announced a new partnership with The Coleman Foundation to advance Career Services at the Planet Access Company (PAC) Warehouse. The Foundation has generously invested $125,000 over two years to support job training and competitive job placements at PAC as well as in the community. PAC, a…
Last modified on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 16:24

Search for Adventure & Wilderness Inquiry: A Story of Embracing Possibilities

By Jennifer Gledhill, Search's Community Integration Coordinater-----------------------I’ve been doing this recreation gig at Search for a while now, and somewhere along the way it seems I came to the erroneous conclusion that I know what is and isn’t “possible” for people with special needs. So when the good folks at…
Last modified on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 16:06

Search Trailblazers 2016 Honors a Legacy of Leading The Way Home

Don’t miss Search Trailblazers 2016, Leading the Way Home on Thursday, May 19th!  With the help of Guest Emcee Rob Johnson of CBS 2 Chicago we’ll be taking over Galleria Marchetti from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with cocktails, fun foods, delicious desserts, awards, and a silent auction. Whether you’re there…
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:44

Action Needed: Value the Work DSP Campaign

Dear Friends of Search,As you know, the ongoing state budget impasse has hurt vulnerable people throughout Illinois including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people living with mental illness and seniors. Now, amidst the worst budget outlook community providers have ever had to face, we find ourselves confronting an even…
Last modified on Sunday, 01 May 2016 07:32

Make A Difference - Get Involved in SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS!

Search's signature fundraiser,     SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2016: Leading The Way Home, is fast approaching! This event, which will be held on Thursday, May 19th at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago, raises critically needed funds for Search's direct services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We depend on the involvement…
Last modified on Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:08
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