EXPANDED THRIFT SHOPPE NOW OPEN! WATCH FOR THE GRAND RE-OPENING LATER THIS SPRING.
On-line registration for Irish Fest available now! Click here to register for Irish Fest
OUR VISION FOR INDEPENDENCE
Avenues to Independence is dedicated to putting aside old ideas about what
We work in partnership with the community to support and encourage people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose. Our success will eventually be measured by how little we are needed.
WE HELP PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
LIVE THE LIVES THEY CHOOSE.
At Avenues to Independence, we provide homes, jobs, and social opportunities to hundreds of adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities so they can live and work in the community with independence and dignity. Please view the Campaign for Independence video in the Media Gallery.
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART AND 60th ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS NOW ON YOUTUBE.
Click the links below to view a video of highlighting our first 60 years or the music video celebrating the people we serve!
CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Your state and federal elected officials can have a major impact on disability issues affecting everyone at Avenues to Independence.
Please use this webpage to identify your Illinois State and U.S. elected officials to express your concerns over funding of services important for individuals with disabilities at Avenues and throughout Illinois.
Click the following links to find your Illinois State and U.S Federal elected officials.
State of Illinois
Contact each official in person, by mail, phone, fax or email. Tell them that programs for persons with disabilities are a priority for you and ask for their support.