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A ray of light for individuals with special needs

The passion of our staff and support team makes the difference

Opportunities Designed to Promote Growth

Vocational Training • Art • Adapted Recreation Area • Computers

Services that adapt to the client needs

Muliti-Sensory Therapy • Pet Therapy • Clinical Services

Business: Providing a Wide Range of Services

Manufacturing • Industrial Sewing • Electronic Recycling

Get Involved

Volunteer and Employment Opportunities • Community Projects

The Douglas Center serves to assist adults living with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in improving their independent living skills and enrichment of their quality of life.

Latest News < >

  • Reading Rocks

    August 14, 2018

    Reading is an essential everyday activity. Besides the book club that meets regularly at the Skokie Library, now we have an on-site reading group...

  • Volunteer Connection

    May 20, 2018

    The Douglas Center is excited to announce a new partnership with Northwestern to Benefit Special Olympics a student organization focusing...

  • Time, a true gift

    April 20, 2018

    National Volunteer Week: We are blessed with volunteers who give their time, energy and service to adults with disabilities in our programs. Here...

  • Celebrating 19 years

    March 8, 2018

    Three cheers to The Douglas Center! Celebrating nineteen years of service. There are many reasons to celebrate. The clients, the staff, and the vision....

  • Getting to Know You

    February 28, 2018

    Listening to the needs of our clients and empowering them in their own growth is at the heart of our mission. So when Alex suggested a way to get...

Ways To Help

Recycling Collection Location

Dispose of items safely and responsibly. Drop off your electronic items between the hours of 8:30am - 3:00pm, Mon-Fri. Please call ahead for larger orders.

Art From the Heart ♥ Creations®

Through a variety of mediums and workshops, we inspire participants to discover and develop their creative talents. The art is also available for purchase.

Volunteer and Giving

You can make a valuable difference. We greatly appreciate all volunteers, in-kind and monetary donations.

Save time and fulfillment costs

We offer many services: shrink wrapping, industrial sewing, rolling and packaging, computer and electronics recycling. Please call us to discuss a free estimate.