Hosea Sanders Reports
The Douglas Center was featured on ABC7Chicago Eyewitness Weekend News. Rifath Khan was interviewed by Hosea Sanders, Co-Anchor of ABC7 Chicago News.
The segment featured the types of choices and opportunities for training, employment and programs and services provided by The Douglas Center. Ms. Khan focused on the improvement and development that individuals with disabilities make under this type of program and how it empowers people with special needs by providing them with opportunities to live a life of their choice. Among the many programs highlighted in the segment were the center’s Work Program (Manufacturing and Commercial Sewing Divisions), "Art From the Heart ❤️Creations® program";Young at Heart” Seniors Program, Developmental Rehabilitation and Vocational Transitions programs, Speech and Music Therapy.
The ABC7Chicago news segment featured The Douglas Center in their #GivingTuesday coverage. During the segment, Rifath Khan also announced the launch of the center’s crowdfunding campaign for the purchase of an aquarium for their upcoming Multi-Sensory Therapy Room on crowdrise.com. “The Douglas Center is committed to raising public awareness of the contributions and skills of workers with disabilities; providing training and employment opportunities and collaborating with the private business sector toward achieving a mutually beneficial partnership,” stated Rifath Khan. “We are all about providing choices for our participants…empowering and inspiring them in the management of their disabilities, building of self-esteem and improving existing social, work and independent work skills”.