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Community Center

Empowering Lives Through Community Engagement 

In addition to our residential program, Riverside Foundation operates a Community Center. Here, residents embark on a journey of skill development and personal by taking charge of their goals and choices, our residents gain confidence and valuable skills, leading fulfilling lives within our vibrant community. 

Our Community Center Programs are meticulously crafted to bring not just joy, but also substantial growth to our beloved residents. Within our tight-knit community, we take immense pride in offering a diverse array of exceptional programs, each carefully designed to cultivate personal growth, independence, and a profound sense of joy. 

Exploring Life Beyond Our Community 

We believe in enriching lives beyond the confines of our campus. Our residents have the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of our town through a multitude of outings and group events. Whether it’s the enchanting performances at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theater, the serene beauty of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, or outdoor adventures like forest preserve walks, we ensure our residents are active participants in the local community. Additionally, we organize group excursions to restaurants and sporting events, fostering a sense of camaraderie and belonging. 

Educational and Recreational Fulfillment 

These experiences are more than just outings; they are essential educational opportunities that broaden horizons and enrich lives. Whether engaging with the arts, nature, or community events, our residents not only learn but also find immense joy in the process. These activities ensure a fulfilling recreational experience, enhancing the overall quality of life for our cherished community members. 

Join us at Riverside Foundation, where every day is an opportunity for growth, connection, and joyful experiences. Together, we explore, learn, and create lasting memories, empowering our residents to lead fulfilling lives in the broader community. 

Our Programs

Offering Exceptional Care and Support

The Riverside Foundation is a distinguished community that provides unparalleled care and support to adults with moderate to severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located in Lincolnshire, Illinois, we offer extensive residential services in addition to small group homes in the surrounding areas. Our ultimate goal is to foster a nurturing and supportive environment to empower our residents and allow them to experience greater independence to pursue their interests. Our dedicated staff provides unwavering support to ensure that our residents receive the best possible care.

At our Community Center in Vernon Hills, we offer a professional work environment that in stills practical skills, strong work ethics, and job-specific abilities in our residents. Our residents play an integral role in the business community by providing essential services such as light packaging, assembly, inserting, labeling, collating, mailing, and bulk mailing. Through this experience, they gain firsthand knowledge of the importance of functional interdependence, fostering a sense of empowerment and fulfillment that allows them to feel valued and productive. Our services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each resident. We conduct comprehensive assessments that evaluate their strengths, as well as their physical, emotional, and psychological challenges. Using this information we design effective programs that incorporate social services, specialized therapies, recreation, and medical services. Our residents are encouraged to play an active role in designing their personalized programs, including their personal goals, such as pursuing educational opportunities and engaging in activities that bring them joy.

Our community integration programming is an essential component of our approach. We provide productive life- skills training and recreational activities to each resident, working closely with them to enhance their independence, responsibility, and socialization skills. Our interdisciplinary team collaborates to ensure that our residents receive holistic care that supports their personal goals, including educational opportunities and pursuit of interests. We place a strong emphasis on community integration, instilling the confidence our members need to thrive in the real world.

We are committed to providing the best possible care to our residents, and our individualized assessment process allows us to do just that. By addressing each individual’s unique strengths, needs, physical, emotional, and psycho- logical challenges, we can tailor our programs to be as effective as possible. Our team of professionals provides social services, specialized therapies, recreation, and medical services to ensure that our residents receive holistic care that supports their personal goals. Our community integration programming promotes independence, responsibility, and socialization skills to instill the confidence our residents need to thrive in the real world.

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