Anixter in the News
COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATES
COVID-19 Program Update - April 8We are keeping a careful watch on COVID 19 rates in our community and following guidance from Gov. Pritzker on reopening face to face supports during the day. Our priority is to do our part to stop the spread COVID 19 while delivering essential services [...]
COVID-19 Update - April 8 We are keeping a careful watch on COVID 19 rates in our community and following guidance from Gov. Pritzker on reopening face to face supports during the day. Our priority is to do our part to stop the spread COVID 19 while delivering essential [...]
Behavioral Health Winter Warm Up a Hot Success!
Behavioral Health Services held its second annual Winter Warm Up fundraiser in support of Mental Health Residential on February 27, 2020. The event was held at Bourbon on Division. The casual, fun bar night raised awareness and money in support of programming and housing for people to recover from [...]
Anixter Center CEO takes the plunge!
Our very own Rebecca Clark, Anixter Center President/CEO, jumped into the icy waters of Lake Michigan on March 1, 2020 in support of the Special Olympics Chicago. Over the years, many Anixter participants have had the opportunity to participate in programming provided by Special Olympics Chicago and Rebecca showed our [...]
Abren clínica que ofrece servicios gratuitos de salud mental a habitantes de Chicago
Univision Chicago, Spanish language television network, featured Anixter Center Recovery Hub on its evening news, which originally aired on February 20, 2020. Spanish Text Abren clínica que ofrece servicios gratuitos de salud mental a habitantes de Chicago El centro médico, ubicado en el vecindario de Rogers Park, brindará atención [...]
New Rogers Park ‘Recovery Hub’ Offers Free Services For Those Suffering From Mental Illness
The Recovery Hub offers a safe space to hang out for those suffering from mental illness. ROGERS PARK — A new mental health drop-in clinic in Rogers Park is seeking to provide free services and a safe space to hang out for those suffering from mental illness. Anixter Center Chicago’s [...]
The disability community deserves to be counted!
#Census2020 is about more than #PWD being counted. It’s about our entire community, all people with disabilities, showing up, being seen, and saying #YesWeCount #DisabilityCounts #ILCountMeIn Our people will not be erased. Make sure you’re counted for #Census2020. #YesWeCount #DisabilityCounts #ILCountMeIn The 2020 Census will determine how much money Illinois [...]
Behavioral Health Services Annual Fundraiser
Buy your tickets for the Winter Warm Up event on Thursday, February 27 from 6 pm - 10 pm at Bourbon on Division in Chicago. The proceeds go to support Behavioral Health Services. To find out more about these services, visit https://anixter.org/who-we-serve/people-with-behavioral-health-need/. Winter Warm Up Tickets $40 each; includes 2 [...]
Even with a court order, families struggle to find services for developmentally disabled adults
Even with a court order, families struggle to find services for developmentally disabled adults: ‘We have great programs, you just can’t get into them.’ By MARIE FAZIO CHICAGO TRIBUNE | JAN 08, 2020 | 1:02 PM Charlene Synoga has spent the past year searching in vain for someone to help [...]
WBEZ Reset interviews Anixter Center President/CEO about the wait time with state funded adult programs
Rebecca Clark, Anixter Center President/CEO was interviewed by Jenn White, host of WBEZ's daily talk show Reset. Rebecca addressed the staggering wait time for adults with developmental disabilities to receive much needed support to move forward toward their independence. She was joined by Joshua Long, Principal South Side Occupational Academy. Link [...]
Anixter Holiday Card Design Winner!
Congratulations to Ally, ACT Program participant! Ally’s design will be featured on the cover of Anixter Center’s 2019 Holiday Card. Thank you to everyone who submitted a design. You all did a fabulous job sharing your holiday spirit! Anixter Center sends you Season's Greetings! Wishing [...]
Why Adults with Developmental Disabilities are Waiting Seven Years or Longer, for Programs They Need to Live on Their Own
Susie Redfern and her son, Nick, who has autism, at their Aurora home on Nov. 13, 2019. The Redferns have been on the Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services list, a waitlist for disabilities services in Illinois for years. Nick Redfern, diagnosed with autism, filled his school days with [...]