As we all face this situation together, LCCIL would like to share a website developed by the Administration on Community Living. The website shares information developing about the virus, and recommended actions for prevention and planning from the CDC, as well as specific suggestions for persons with disabilities and older adults. The website can be found here: https://acl.gov/COVID-19
LCCIL also recommends keeping up to date with state and county information and procedures regarding COVID-19:
General precautions, especially for those who are at higher risk, from all sources include:
May everyone continue to stay safe and healthy.
...LCCIL empowers people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community.
Lake County Center for Independent Living, serving Lake and McHenry counties, is a not-for-profit, disability rights organization. We exist to ensure that all people with disabilities have the tools they need to live independently. Governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities, we are a consumer-controlled organization, which means the services we provide are those chosen by our consumers. To learn more, click our ABOUT US page.
LCCIL trains Personal Assistants (PA) to work for individuals with a disability that need in-home assistance. Once trained, PAs are placed on our referral list. The consumer is the employer; we are the trainers.
If you are interested in becoming a PA, please participate in one of our online trainings to be placed on our referral list. For questions or to sign up for a training, please contact Kelly at email@example.com.
Upcoming Training Dates:
Wednesday, May 13th
RSVP deadline: May 8
Tuesday, May 19th
RSVP deadline: May 13
Thursday, May 28th
RSVP deadline: May 25
On Saturday, March 7, 2020 we held our 30th Anniversary Celebration! The evening was filled with excitement, laughter, and heart-warming support of our work and the consumers we serve.
We extend a special thanks to our key note speaker, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth for her moving words regarding LCCIL's 30 years of service as well as the 30th anniversary of the ADA.
Huge thanks to our sponsors Medline Industries, AbbVie, Wipfli, Taproom, Libertyville Bank and Trust, Lake Forest Bank and Trust, State Bank of the Lakes and ITAC. Our work would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, and the support of the Lake and McHenry County communities!
LCCIL was founded in the same year that President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA ensures equal access to employment, education, telecommunications, and public services. Give us a call or stop in our offices to learn more about the great work and services available to people with disabilities in Lake and McHenry counties.
Dear Friends, Neighbors and Colleagues:
We are delighted to introduce our five year strategic plan (October 2019-September 2024) which clarifies the work and overall direction of Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL). Our strategic plan is a result of information received through community feedback via individual and organizational surveys throughout Lake and McHenry counties.
The goals outlined in the plan will position LCCIL to:
We truly appreciate everyone who participated in the process and value their feedback as well as the acknowledgement of the potential challenges for a not for profit organization. LCCIL is a consumer-driven, community based organization; therefore, this strategic plan reflects the needs of people with disabilities in the communities that we serve. Thank you to all who participated!
Walter J. Kendall III