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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 < >

  • Libraries, Much More than Books

    March 2, 2020

    A library is much more than a place to read, it represents community and the opportunity to grow. We love our libraries! Trips to the Skokie Public...

  • New Beginnings for the New Year

    January 19, 2020

    We are scattering JOY with our “Flowers from the Heart” program, surprising people with unexpected flowers and giving our participants the opportunity...

  • Visiting Embarc Students from Sullivan High

    December 6, 2019

    Students from Sullivan High School spent some time with our participants. They played games, toured the facility, and observed, as part of the experiential...

  • A Different Perspective

    November 20, 2019

    Meet Antonio “Tony” and learn how he sees himself in a “different situation.” Tony likes to have fun, work, and advocate for himself and his...

  • Field Placement Students from Fox College

    August 21, 2019

    Students from Fox College spend time with our participants as part of their field placement to gain understanding while working towards their Occupational...

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.