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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 < >

  • Remaining Connected During COVID-19

    June 24, 2020

    We can’t provide services in our building at the moment, but that hasn't stopped us from connecting and interacting with our participants in inventive...


  • Purchase Your Masks and Support Our Nonprofit

    April 20, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 and the needs of the community, The Douglas Center has masks available. Help support our nonprofit and our staff members...


  • Making Masks for Our Community

    April 12, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 virus and the needs of many on the frontlines, The Douglas Center began production of multi-layer fabric masks to help...


  • 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...


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.