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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 < >

  • DHS rating

    October 12, 2018

    DHS conducts an unannounced survey of Social Services agencies on yearly basis. The Douglas Center is proud to say we have scored 100%. We have received...


  • Unveiling of the Freedom Rising Mural

    September 27, 2018

    A mural has been created for the High Fives Recreation Area. “Freedom Rising” celebrates the vision and individualism that makes The Douglas...


  • 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...


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.