2015 Spring Newsletter

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SCS’s 2015 Jerry Meyer Golf Classic

Community Services Foundation is excited to announce that we will be sponsoring Southwest Community Services’ (SCS) 6th annual golf outing. All are invited to the 2015 Jerry Meyer Golf Classic on Friday, July 10, 2015, in support of the services SCS provides to individuals with diverse disabilities. Your day will
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Together We Can Make A Difference

Over the past six months, Community Services Foundation and its member agencies have been working hard to attain many noble and positive advancements in order to improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. In this newsletter, you will read about property enhancements for CILA homes at CTF Illinois (CTF),
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Making A Match…With Your Support

Community Services Foundation (CSF) would like to send a warm and sincere thank you to all those who contributed so generously to our 2014 Make A Match Campaign.  Members of the community donated a total of $23,312.50 to our three agencies, Southwest Community Services (SCS), CTF Illinois (CTF), and LifeStyles
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Committing To Fitness: Connecting With The Community

Community Services Foundation’s (CSF) newest member agency, LifeStyles Academy (LSA), is working hard to make sure individuals with developmental disabilities can achieve independent living goals by providing services to help them lead the highest quality lifestyles.  Along with LSA’s current programming, which includes vocational and educational trainings as well as
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CTF’s 12th Annual Golf Outing

CSF is proud to sponsor and to announce the 12th Annual CTF Illinois Golf Outing and Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on Friday, June 5, 2015.  The outing will be held at Bent Tree Golf Course in Charleston, IL.  Participants will enjoy a round of golf, lunch, dinner, and beverages. In addition
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…Making A Difference With Leadership Education

The world of nonprofit agencies that serve individuals with disabilities is rapidly changing as the programming we provide makes its shift toward a person-centered model.   While we understand that these are necessary and beneficial changes for our future, Community Services Foundation (CSF) also understands that our staff must be ready
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Partnering With CTF: A Commitment To Home Improvement

Since July 2014, 39 property improvement projects for CTF Illinois’ Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes have either been completed or are underway.  Community Services Foundation (CSF) has provided CTF with over $150,000.00 through a Property Improvement Match Grant in order to help CTF undertake their various renovation needs across
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Working Together: A Win WIN

Thanks to a partnership formed between Waypoint Homes, the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation, and Community Services Foundation (CSF), Southwest Community Services (SCS) recently received an exciting new makeover.  SCS became the first agency recipient in Chicagoland for Waypoint Home’s “Waypoint Investing in Neighborhoods” (WIN) grant program. WIN is a highly collaborative
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Partnerships For Employment

You may remember from our Fall Newsletter that Community Services Foundation (CSF) has provided SCS with the opportunity to work with James Emmett, a National Disability Inclusion Consultant, on how they can partner with businesses to help strengthen their workforce by employing people with disabilities. We are excited to announce that
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