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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 < >

  • Insightful Student Visit 

    January 20, 2019

    Students from the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and their professors received a first-hand look...


  • 2018 in Review

    December 31, 2018

    We are grateful to have been able to provide much-needed services in 2018. No amount of support is too big or small. Each one of you has been a ray...


  • Season of Giving

    December 20, 2018

    Our elves shared the holiday spirit within the community this week. Practicing their skills and organizing clothes for Niles Township Community Clothing...


  • Celebrating a Big Heart

    November 1, 2018

    We celebrated the life of one of our participants, Toma K. Our hearts are heavy with the recent loss, but tending to a plant in his honor helped....


  • Participant Interview

    October 20, 2018

    There are countless success stories of progress and participants continuing on to competitive employment. William D is a hard worker and mentor to...


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.