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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

This month, the Illinois House overrode the Governor's veto and put a State budget into law that includes additional support addressing the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This State budget provides an important first step in the right direction. It calls for a 75-cent per hour increase in pay for direct support professionals (DSPs) serving people with developmental disabilities in our various programs funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS). However, we do not yet have direction from DHS on the specific manner in which this increase will be implemented.  We are uncertain how and when the State will execute the change, and whether other payroll costs may be part of the increase.  We still need to learn which staff among our DHS-funded programs will be impacted.

So while we can celebrate this accomplishment, as usual the "devil is in the details".  This process will take time to unfold, but we will inform you as soon as we have definite, accurate details on the implementation of the increase.    

In the end, your voices were instrumental in securing this badly needed support for those who care for people with disabilities. Legislators heard about this issue from providers, DSPs, and friends and family of people with disabilities like they never have before. Because of you, for the first time in nearly a decade, we are seeing a funding increase to support services to people with developmental disabilities.

We appreciate the support that our state leaders included in this FY 18 budget. As we move forward, we hope that they will make good on their intention to make the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities a priority. That includes ensuring that we address the ongoing workforce crisis facing DSPs through the State funding an ever-increasing living wage, phased in over coming budget years.

Thank you for taking part in the They Deserve More campaign, a critical and ongoing effort on behalf of our state's most vulnerable citizens. Our work is far from over, but we have made important progress.


 

The 19th Annual Back To School Fair for UCP Seguin's Children's Foster Care program will be held on August 12th.  To ensure our kids start off the school year with everything they need to succeed, we are seeking donations of school supplies.  

Learn more about how you can support the 19th Annual Back To School Fair.


 

 

The UCP Seguin Foundation is taking to the links at River Forest Country Club in Elmhurst on September 11th.  Join us for great golf, great food and a great cause!

Reserve your spot today.


 


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 Fairs: 8/3 in Cicero & 8/10 in LaGrange Park

 


 

  • 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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