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  • April 29, 2021

    Join us for our Spring Art Fair and Sale

    Come see our latest selection of beautiful gifts and home decor items at our Annual Art Fair from May 3rd through the 7th. Just in time for Mother's Day shopping,...


  • October 8, 2020

    Celebrating the Importance of Inclusive Employment

    This month celebrates America’s workers with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices - National Disability Employment...


  • August 5, 2020


  • July 17, 2020

    Preparing for a Slow Reopen

    As we are preparing to re-open, we are putting our participants’ safety first, while still enjoying things that they have come to expect from their time at The...


  • June 24, 2020

    Remaining Connected During COVID-19

    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 ways, via...


  • April 20, 2020

    Purchase Your Masks and Support Our Nonprofit

    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 by purchasing...


  • March 2, 2020

    Libraries, Much More than Books

    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 Library and our...


  • January 19, 2020

    New Beginnings for the New Year

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


  • December 6, 2019

    Visiting Embarc Students from Sullivan High

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


  • November 20, 2019

    A Different Perspective

    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 peers....


  • August 21, 2019

    Field Placement Students from Fox College

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


  • May 16, 2019

    Celebrating Older Americans Month

    Join us in celebrating the contributions of the Older Americans in The Douglas Center community. Meet just a few of the senior program participants....


  • March 8, 2019

    Celebrating 20 Years

    The Douglas Center celebrated 20 years of dedication to serving individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities on Friday, March 8th at a...


  • January 20, 2019

    Insightful Student Visit 

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


  • December 31, 2018

    2018 in Review

    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 of light in the...


  • December 20, 2018

    Season of Giving

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


  • November 1, 2018

    Celebrating a Big Heart

    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. Please keep his...


  • October 20, 2018

    Participant Interview

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


  • October 12, 2018

    DHS rating

    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 this rating...


  • August 14, 2018

    Reading Rocks

    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 and have started...


  • May 20, 2018

    Volunteer Connection

    The Douglas Center is excited to announce a new partnership with Northwestern to Benefit Special Olympics a student organization focusing on volunteering with individuals...


  • April 20, 2018

    Time, a true gift

    National Volunteer Week: We are blessed with volunteers who give their time, energy and service to adults with disabilities in our programs. Here is just one story...


  • March 8, 2018

    Celebrating 19 years

    Three cheers to The Douglas Center! Celebrating nineteen years of service. There are many reasons to celebrate. The clients, the staff, and the vision. ...


  • February 28, 2018

    Getting to Know You

    Listening to the needs of our clients and empowering them in their own growth is at the heart of our mission. So when Alex suggested a way to get to know the staff...


  • January 1, 2018

    2017 Reflection

    No amount of support is too big or small, each one of you has been a ray of light in the lives of special needs adults. We are grateful to have been able to provide...


  • December 10, 2017


  • March 12, 2017

    Spotlight : a Client Story

    Our vocational training skills program has made a big difference for one of our clients. Chris has experienced significant improvement on many levels, especially...


  • March 1, 2017

    Make a Difference

    Even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference... On a beach, in the early morning, a man approached another. Why in the world are you throwing starfish...


  • November 1, 2016

    Adapted Outdoor Recreation Area

    The "High Fives" Adapted Sports Recreation program was featured on ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness Weekend News. The “Disability Report” segment featured an interview...


  • March 1, 2016

    Multi-Sensory Room Opens

    A grant from the Coleman Foundation, along with other funding efforts helped make the creation of the multi-sensory therapy environment possible. ABC News covers...


  • March 1, 2016

    Open Studios Project

    Open Studios Project:The Douglas Center was asked to participate in a community collaboration project organized by the Village of Skokie and Open Studio...


  • November 15, 2014

    Hosea Sanders Reports

    A Hosea Sanders segment of Disability Report featuring the opportunities for training, employment and programs and services provided by The Douglas Center. Ms. Khan...