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Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.


Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Author, Lecturer, Activist

FACT:

Per US Census data, while 69% of all adults in Illinois participate in the workforce, only 35% of adults with disabilities participate. Workforce participation for adults with cognitive disabilities is even lower, standing at 25%.

FACT:

For people living with mental illness, work can be a critical factor that helps promote health, recovery, and social inclusion. Yet, 60-80% of people who live with mental illness are unemployed and, for people living with the most severe mental illnesses, unemployment rates can be as high as 90%.

We acknowledge that every individual with a disability has a right to find his/her self-purpose through employment and are committed to assisting organizations with creating job readiness programs, obtaining subcontract work, and exploring Social Enterprises.

 

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