2017 Spring Newsletter

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First Anniversary: A Message from the Executive Director

Last year, through the support of Community Services Foundation, two of our member agencies, CTF Illinois and Southwest Community Services, began the process to formally unify with one another, becoming the new CTF Illinois. April 1, 2017 marked the one year anniversary of the merger between the two agencies, and,
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2016 Make A Match Success

The annual Make A Match Campaign has been hosted by Community Services Foundation since 2002 and, every year, our community supporters have shown us immense generosity and commitment to our member agencies. This year, we were even more grateful that The Coleman Foundation selected CTF ILLINOIS to participate in their
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The VOICE Program at CTF ILLINOIS

In the fall of 2016, Community Services Foundation helped CTF Illinois procure a one-year grant from The Department of Human Services (DHS) for the new, community-focused employment program, VOICE (Vocational Outreach for Integrated and Competitive Employment). The VOICE program is designed to help individuals with disabilities gain employment in the
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Family Shamrock Station at The Painted Turtle

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, The Painted Turtle hosted the Family Shamrock Station as part of the Tinley Park Irish Parade off of Oak Park Avenue. Families were encouraged to stop by the Painted Turtle to shop Irish-themed artwork and there was a coloring station for children to utilize. Live
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The 2nd Annual ACT Bowl

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Advocates Coming Together (ACT) held their 2nd Annual ACT Bowl, where community members and individuals with disabilities alike came together for a fundraiser benefitting programs of CTF Illinois. This year, the ACT Bowl had over 200 bowlers, including more than 50 individuals with disabilities who
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8th Annual Jerry Meyer Golf Classic

This summer, Community Services Foundation (CSF) is proud to host the Eighth Annual Jerry Meyer Golf Classic on July 21, 2017. Last year’s Golf Classic was a huge success, raising over $36,000.00 for children and adults with diverse disabilities. CSF is honored to continue a tradition that began in 2010
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New Advocacy Center for CTF ILLINOIS

Community Services Foundation (CSF) is proud to announce the opening of a new Advocacy Center in Champaign, Illinois. The Advocacy Center is a program of CTF Illinois (CTF), which focuses on helping adults with disabilities learn to advocate for their rights and gain writing, communication, typing, and more transferable skills
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CTF ILLINOIS Gains New Accreditation From CQL

Community Services Foundation (CSF) is excited to announce that CTF Illinois (CTF) has officially been approved and has received the Quality Assurance® Accreditation from The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). CTF underwent their Quality Assurance Review from April 25 through April 28 and, subsequently, received their official accreditation. CQL is
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Legislator of the Year: Senator Hastings

Last fall, Community Services Foundation (CSF) and CTF Illinois (CTF) had the pleasure of presenting Senator Mike Hastings with the Legislator of the Year award, an honor given to Senator Hastings for his continued support of CTF. While many individuals have vocalized their support of CTF, Senator Hastings has consistently
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