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UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago is a charitable not-for-profit agency serving individuals with disabilities in metropolitan Chicago and beyond.

THEY DESERVE MORE

Recently, SB955 – the bill that provides a solution to our staffing crisis by raising starting wages for DSPs to $15 per hour – cleared another hurdle. The bill passed out of the House Human Services Appropriations committee and needs to get to the floor of the House for a final vote.

However, there is no guarantee that the bill will be called for a vote. Just a few days remain before the House’s May 31 deadline to pass SB955. We must make our voice heard now with our State Representatives!

As you know, passage of this bill impacts so many people with disabilities, their families and DSPs themselves. 

 

Visit the They Deserve More website to email your State Representative. You can look up your Representative’s phone number herePlease reach out and tell them that SB955 deserves a YES vote! Even with the holiday weekend, legislators and their staff are still reviewing these messages—especially this close to the end of the session.

 

As before, it is essential that State Reps hear from those in your networks as well – families, caregivers, donors, friends, fellow agencies. Please reach out to them and urge them to contact their State Reps with the same message.

 

In the Chicago Tribune, columnist Rex Huppke tells the story of DSP Essie Martin and “her four guys" she cares for in a group home in Lombard. In Huppke’s words: “The work Essie does is vitally important. It's decent and compassionate and hard and something few would be able to handle."

Agencies around Illinois who care for those with disabilities are struggling—cobbling together hours and overtime staffing plans to try to support those in their care, and leaving thousands on the waiting list without hope...or discharging individuals for whom they can no longer provide care.

 

We all know the incredible work that DSPs perform every day for Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens. We know how much our agencies and families depend on them. THEY DESERVE MORE.


UCP Seguin has nearly 160 vacancies among 800 positions. Bottom line: we need more dedicated individuals who believe in our mission of creating life without limits for people with disabilities. And we need an infusion of additional dollars to support these staff in performing their mission-driven duties. Comcast Newsmakers featured UCP Seguin on a recent segment to discuss this issue.  

Watch Jim Haptonstahl and Ellee Pai Hong discuss these challenges here.


 

UCP Seguin's Mary Green was featured on WCIU's "I Love My Job" segment.  Mary has provided exceptional care to adults with disabilities at UCP Seguin for the past 6 years.  Mary loves her job and you can too!  Learn how you can grow your career at UCP Seguin here.

 



 



UCP Seguin is looking for dedicated individuals who believe in our mission of creating life without limits for people with disabilities. Multiple positions are available including Full & Part Time Direct Support Professionals who serve individuals with disabilities in their homes and in the community. A full list of available positions can be found HERE.

Hours include days, afternoons, overnights and weekends. Must be 21 years of age. Must have a valid driver's license. Must have a high school diploma or GED.

Positions available in: Naperville, Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park, Forest Park, Oak Park, Brookfield, Cicero, LaGrange, Burbank, Bridgeview, Tinley Park, Park Forest, Orland Park


 

Stop by our Job Fair: 6/1 in Oak Park

 


 


Are you 18 years or older and the family member of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD)? Do you provide primary un/paid and frequent support to a person with an I/DD living in the United States and U.S. territories? If so, you’re invited to learn more about participating in the Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Survey.

To learn more about the 2017 study, visit thearc.org/finds.

 

 


 


  • Foster Parent Recruitment
    Foster Parent Recruitment


Learn about becoming a UCP Seguin Foster Parent at our next Foster Parent Orientation.  Click HERE for details.


 

This short documentary explores the issue of integrating people with disabilities into communities across Illinois.  Watch and learn how becoming a part of the UCP Seguin family has changed the lives of several former residents of large institutions.

 


 

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  • Program Participants

    24,000

  • Adult Group Homes

    75

  • Children's Foster Homes

    160

  • Communities Served In Greater Chicago

    85

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