Anixter in the News2019-06-27T15:46:09+00:00
Anixter Center celebrating A Century of Service builboard at Wrigley Field

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One hundred-years-old and still going strong

Not every nonprofit organization can boast that it is turning 100, but the Anixter Center now can. And it’s celebrating its big birthday on May 15 in a way that’s sure to be a huge hit, with a fundraiser, A Century of Service, at the 1914 Club at Wrigley Field, [...]

Person Centered. For Every Person.

EVERY DAY. AN ACT OF COURAGE AND HOPE.Our members are the reason we are fiercely devoted to our mission. Their unique stories are raw, real and brave.PERSON CENTERED. FOR EVERY PERSON.You can’t help but feel good when you walk into one of our hubs. You’ll see people getting better because [...]

Anixter Center Establishes Inclusive Pathways Chicago

Anixter Center Establishes Inclusive Pathways Chicago: Healthcare project to Implement Two-Year Signature Employment Grant from Kessler Foundation Joshua Long, Principal, Southside Occupational Academy, Chicago Public SchoolsAllie Gunderson, VP Disability Services, Anixter Center; Rebecca Clark, President and CEO, Anixter Center; Elizabeth Rahill, Senior Consultant, Talent Strategy, University of Chicago Medicine; [...]

Anixter Employees are Mental Health First Aid Certified

Fifteen Anixter Center employees participated in Sinai Health System’s offering of the Mental Health First Aid USA certification. Participants attended a two and a half day workshop. The sessions focused on how to identify and assist when an individual is experiencing mental health crises. Anixter employees engaged in group activities [...]

September is Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This [...]

The Steve Cochran Show on WGN Radio Celebrates Anixter Center’s 100 Years

On today's radio show, Steve Cochran interviewed our president as the most valuable person on the planet. Anixter celebrates 100 years of helping the disabled gain skills, housing and independence. The CEO/President of Anixter Center, Rebecca Clark joins the Steve Cochran Show to discuss how Anixter Center helps the disabled [...]

Loyola Employees Ignatian Service Day at Anixter Center

Employees of Loyola University Chicago volunteered their day with Anixter Center to paint our clients homes and program spaces, along with other beautification projects. Every July, Loyola honors the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola by reaching out in service to their community partners. Thank you Loyola University Chicago [...]

Thank You Ravinia Festival

Anixter Center clients and staff enjoyed a movie night at the Ravinia Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019. The group took in the film “West Side Story”. The screening was offered with closed captioning and our deaf clients had front row seats to enjoy the show. Anixter Center clients [...]

Anixter Center Sees the Alligator in Everyone

We know what it's like to feel out of place and need support... Anixter Center sees the Alligator in everyone! Anixter Center staff had a great time in Humboldt Park waiting for “chance the snapper” to appear! @AnixterCenter #chancethesnapper #seeyoulateralligator #anixtercenter #100AnixterCenter #gatorwatch2k19 #chicago Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center’s mission [...]

Healthy Leadership Award

As evidence of our substantial commitment to the health of people supported, Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center has been awarded the Gold Award for Health Leadership Excellence by Mainstay/My25. Mainstay and its choice-based My25 programs are the primary accelerator within the human services industry regarding health outcomes improvement related to [...]


QIDP Training – NEXT OFFERING BEGINS OCTOBER, 2019 - PLEASE REGISTER BY 10/4/2019 The Department of Human Services has mandated this 40-hour Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) training as a requirement for all QIDPs. Anixter Center's course meets the DHS standards of instruction. Anyone is welcome to apply for the [...]