About us | The Douglas Center
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Our staff is our greatest asset


Providing day programs and opportunities

for adults with special needs

Empower individuals with disabilities

to make choices for their own personal growth


About us

The Douglas Center is a non-profit organization that provides community day services for individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. The Douglas Center was started by Rifath Khan in March 1999 in a small 2,500 square foot storefront with one client. Since theses humble beginnings, the program has expanded 5 times to meet the demands and changing needs of our participants. Today, the center provides services for 138 clients on a daily basis. We provide a home away from home for these hardworking and dedicated individuals. The current facility boasts 40,000 square feet and comprehensive programming, empowering them to make choices for their personal growth and development.

We service individuals with disabilities from ages 18 to 100 residing in Chicago, Skokie, and surrounding suburbs. Our center provides unique opportunities for acquiring skills for future employment to learning to manage their disability as they get older. Our comprehensive programs, clinical services, training programs, employment opportunities andseniors program are focused on assisting each individual in the management of their disabilities, while building of self-esteem and developing and/or improving existing social, work and independent living skills.

We can continue providing these opportunities and choices with your help.