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For over 30 years, Progressive Careers and Housing has been dedicated to providing integrated training and residential services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Services

  • Housing in 16 bed or CILA homes
  • 24-hour support services
  • Support with social skills, hygiene and grooming
  • Speech therapy, occupational therapy and educational programming
  • Nursing and behavioral health services
  • Day training program including vocational training and assistance
  • Activities designed to enhance growth and development, encourage self-care and enhance the ability to engage in the community

Our Mission

Progressive Careers and Housing provides an array of social and life services focusing on individual enrichment, growth and independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Locations

Our Northern Illinois CILAs are located in Country Club Hills, Park Forest and Sauk Village.

Developmental Training is offered in Country Club Hills and Flossmoor.

Progressive’s Central Illinois CILA is located in Aviston.

Our Southern Illinois CILA locations include Mt. Vernon and Woodlawn.

Central/Southern Illinois ICF facilities are located in East Peoria, Hoyleton, Pana, Sparta, and Taylorville.

Integrated Training and Residential Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Housing

Progressive Careers and Housing offers residential services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Our attractively decorated homes reflect the needs, abilities and sensitivity to cultural needs for all residents.  We are committed to providing a home-like atmosphere that fosters community presence, participation, choice and respect.

Each facility serves 6 to 16 individuals, ages 18 and older and offers an array of activities.  Our dedicated and professional staff work to promote happiness and well-being among our residents.  Through detailed planning and an understanding of each person’s unique story, we ensure that each individual can have enriching relationships, be part of community life, increase control over their own life and develop competencies to help them accomplish their goals.

Our Northern Illinois CILAs are located in Country Club Hills, Park Forest and Sauk Village.

Progressive’s Central Illinois CILA is located in Aviston.

Our Southern Illinois CILA locations include Mt. Vernon and Woodlawn.

Central/Southern Illinois ICF facilities are located in East Peoria, Hoyleton, Pana, Sparta, and Taylorville.

Day Program

Our developmental training program offers  a variety of enriching and therapeutic activities.  With a focus on life skills and occupational therapy we help individuals to work toward life goals aimed at creating greater independence, social inclusion, personal contribution and individual growth.  When appropriate, individuals learn job skills, proper workplace behaviors including coping kills, positive attitudes, punctuality and self-confidence.  Participants also enjoy cooking classes, art therapy, yoga classes, fitness, music therapy and community outings.  Specialized services for individuals with autism and senior citizens are available.   When necessary, individual assistance from staff is provided.

Locations in Country Club Hills and Flossmoor, Illinois.

Intake

To schedule a screening or visit for residency consideration, or to get information about availability please reach out to:

In northern Illinois:

Virginia Thomas, Vice President of Transitional Services

(773) 910-5403

virginiat@phidd.org

In central or southern Illinois:

Jessica Ashcraft, Intake Coordinator

(217) 341-1373

jessicaa@phidd.org

Careers

Be part of a team of like-minded individuals dedicated to changing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Trained professionals who share our mission to foster a safe environment, promote individual choice and advocate for the needs of intellectually and developmentally disabled adults are encouraged to click below to learn more about opportunities.

Get Involved!

How To Help…

We’re looking for a few good friends.

<br />Donate


Donate

When you donate to Progressive Careers and Housing, 100% of your donation goes to help improve the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
<br />Adopt A Home


Adopt A Home

Improve the lives of residents by planting flowers, painting or decorating one of our community homes. You, your company, your family or group of friends can adopt a home or volunteer to do gardening at multiple homes. Contact us for more information.
<br />Host An Event


Host An Event

Plan a sale, a party, a fun run, a dance-a-thon, a gala...whatever you can imagine! When you host an event and donate proceeds to Progressive Careers and Housing you’ll have a great time and know that you are doing something to change the lives of PCH residents. You plan your perfect event, we help promote it.
<br />Make Your Birthday a Worthday


Make Your Birthday a Worthday

Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion by hosting and online fundraiser to benefit Progressive.
<br />Wish List


Wish List

Follow the link below to find our Amazon wish list. You can purchase items and have them sent directly to Progressive.
<br />Hold A Supply Drive


Hold A Supply Drive

Progressive is always in need of gently used clothing and household items, cleaning supplies, toiletries and more. Contact us to find out how you can help.
<br />Opportunities for Groups


Opportunities for Groups

There are plenty of opportunities for your church, club, honor society, sorority/fraternity or charitable organization to help Progressive. Contact us for more information.

<br />For Corporations (Progressive Partners)


For Corporations (Progressive Partners)

If your company is seeking philanthropic opportunities, or if you and your coworkers are looking for a charitable project, please contact us to see how you can help. From fund drives to days of service, the residents at Progressive need you.

Meet our Team

Lawrence Manson

Lawrence Manson

CEO, President
John Graber

John Graber

Sr. VP Facility Development
Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

Sr. VP of Human Resources
Christina Durbin

Christina Durbin

Sr. VP of Central Illinois Operations
Missy Reed

Missy Reed

Sr. VP of Southern CILA Operations
Stephanie Ross

Stephanie Ross

VP of Northern CILA Operations
Kelitha Thomas

Kelitha Thomas

VP of Community Day Services
Virginia Thomas

Virginia Thomas

VP of Transitional Services
Mileak Harper

Mileak Harper

Controller
Dawn Leader-Peloso

Dawn Leader-Peloso

Director of Development

Our Board of Directors

Mr. Edward E. Childers

Mr. Edward E. Childers

Chairman
Mr. Robert A. Bauer

Mr. Robert A. Bauer

Secretary
Mr. Orland D. Bauer

Mr. Orland D. Bauer

Treasurer
Mr. Hal Brown

Mr. Hal Brown

Edward Copeland, Esq.

Edward Copeland, Esq.

Ms. Cora Flota

Ms. Cora Flota

Ms. Eileen Mullin

Ms. Eileen Mullin

Ms. Julie N. Lilie

Ms. Julie N. Lilie

News & What’s Happening

What’s Going On In Our World…

There’s always something happening at Progressive Careers and Housing.  See our latest news below.

Contact Us

Get in touch

Main Office

20180 Governors Dr., Suite 300

Olympia Fields, IL 60461

(708) 283-1530

info@phidd.org

Hours:

M-F 9 am – 5 pm
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed

Southern CILA Office

4224 Lincolnshire Dr.

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

(618) 315-6464

info@phidd.org

Hours:

M-F 9 am – 5 pm
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed

Northern Operations

(708) 283-1530 ext. 328

stephanier@phidd.org

Northern Operations – Day Training

(708) 799-5807 or (708) 265-6476

kelithat@phidd.org

Central Operations

(217) 827-7021

chrisd@phidd.org

Southern Operations

(618) 315-6464

missyr@phidd.org

Hours:

M-F 9 am – 5 pm
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed