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About Riverside Foundation

Riverside Foundation, a community-based not-for-profit organization, has been providing home and support services to over 500 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1976. Situated along the picturesque banks of the Des Plaines River in Lincolnshire, Illinois, our wooded campus offers residents the opportunity to develop skills and assume real-life work responsibilities through our Riverside Work and Activity Center (RWA) in nearby Vernon Hills. In 2014, we expanded our services to include off-campus small group homes or CILAs (Community Integrated Living Arrangements), allowing residents to embrace more independence with staff support as needed.

Our dedicated and compassionate staff play a vital role in ensuring a safe, secure, and nurturing environment, demonstrating their passion and commitment through daily assistance, counseling, teaching, and support.

Meaningful Opportunities

“Riverside has been a blessing to both Sasha and her family. We have been very satisfied with the care she has been receiving – and that she has shown marked improvement in her social and behavior skills. We are confident that she will continue to show progress under the care of Riverside.”
Meena Pais

Welcoming Environment Makes It More Than A Home

At Riverside Foundation, we are committed to providing quality services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our mission is to ensure that individuals have access to meaningful educational and work opportunities that promote self-sufficiency and community. We strive to create a caring and respectful home environment, and to develop independent living skills through wellness support and therapies. Our educational, developmental, and recreational activities are designed to foster interpersonal and social skills, and encourage participants in work activities. Treating individuals and their families with dignity, respect, and understanding, providing quality educational, developmental, and leisure activities for all individuals, and working in partnership with families, volunteers, and the community are our core values. We are proud to support our employees, recognize their contributions, and provide a professional work environment, while offeringfamilies peace of mind that their special loved ones are healthy and happy.

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