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Message from Progress Center on George Floyd

Over the past few weeks, Progress Center Staff have been closely following and have been deeply impacted by the murder of George Floyd and the events that followed in Minneapolis, around the United States, and around the world.  Staff at Progress Center support Black Lives Matter, and the efforts to confront and dismantle racism, anti-Blackness,…

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Financial Support Available

In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, many people are dealing with difficult financial circumstances.  Businesses are starting to open but people are still challenged economically. Many people are working less. Some people are unable to work.  Some people have increased expenses, and many continue to live week to week trying to make financial ends…

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Support the Work of Progress Center on #GivingTuesdayNow

Support the Work of Progress Center on #GivingTuesdayNow As the Stay at Home Order in Illinois transitions into May, Progress Center continues to provide services and support for people with disabilities throughout Suburban Cook County.  Since the middle of March, when staff started to work remotely, and people around Cook County and Illinois began to…

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Covid-19- Advocacy Efforts

Across the country, there are efforts happening on the local, state, and Federal level to protect people with disabilities amidst the Covid-19 Health Pandemic and to secure resources for people with disabilities. Some groups are organizing under the #Weareessential hashtag. Weeks of Action: This was developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities —…

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Emergency Home Services Support in April and beyond

Emergency Home Services Support in April and beyond Stay at Home Ordinance in Illinois:  Illinois Governor Pritzker issued a Stay at Home Ordinance that applies to the entire State of Illinois.  This is a link to that Executive Order .  The ordinance is effective through April.  The order requires all Illinois residents to stay at…

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Stay at Home, Covid-19 Resource Page — June 2020

Stay at Home, Covid-19 Resource Page — June 2020 This page will include a list of resources that may be relevant to Progress Center Consumers, members of the Progress Center Community, and to members of the disability community in the midst of the Covid-19 Health Crisis. Protective Equipment:  Progress Center has masks and protective equipment…

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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Town Hall

In Honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, please join the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township and the Oak Park and River Forest Developmental Disabilities Consortium for an Advocacy Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is geared toward parents,…

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Progress For All — The Progress Center Newsletter: Spring 2020

Linked to this page, please find the latest issue of the Progress Center Newsletter — Progress For All.  This issue features: Information about the 2020 Census The latest installment of the Institution Chronicles News about the Public Charge A Consumer Interview Images from the 2019 Liberty Gala Information about threats to Social Security and more.…