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Anixter Center

Anixter Center
CROWDRISE : May 19, 2010
Tax ID: 36-2244895
BASED: Chicago, IL, United States


Anixter Center

Disabilities Services

Anixter Center provides people of all ages with disabilities the services needed to soar to their greatest potential!

Founded in 1919, Anixter Center’s mission is to provide an array of services and supports to help people with disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work, and play in the community. At 36 locations across greater Chicago, the agency serves more than 8,000 children, teens, and adults annually–most of whom are living at or below the federal poverty level. Without Anixter Center they would have few, if any places, to turn for the help they need to succeed.

The expansive scope and depth of our 37 programs makes Anixter Center uniquely positioned to provide the individualized services needed to help people with disabilities reach their greatest potential. Unlike many similar agencies that focus on a particular age group or type of disability, Anixter Center serves people with a broad range of disabilities at all stages of their lives. Programs centered on five key areas—education, employment, health, housing, and community living are developed to specifically and effectively address the additional barriers faced by people with disabilities.

Anixter Center’s broad spectrum of programs includes:

  • The first and only free Literacy Program in the Chicago region designed specifically for adults with disabilities;
  • Early Intervention and child development focused programs including family-based therapeutic play and a therapeutic day school for children with severe disabilities;
  • Employment and vocational programs to help people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs;
  • The first and only Day Mental Health Program for  individuals with disabilities and for those who are deaf;
  • A successful, alternative rehabilitation program for adults with traumatic brain injuries;
  • 24-hour supervised residential homes and home-based services;
  • A multi-track program for adults with developmental disabilities, which includes art, music, and dance/movement therapies, case management and counseling, vocational and competitive employment readiness, and additional assistance with activities of daily living;
  • A Hearing Health Clinic/Hearing Aid Bank, Interpreter Services, and Social Services/Advocacy programs for children, teens, and adults who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing (through Chicago Hearing Society-a division of Anixter Center);
  • HIV/AIDS outreach, education, and prevention programs for Latinos and all people of of color.

Tax ID: 36-2244895 •


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