Category Archives: News


Action needed: Contact your Rep in support of DSPs and individuals with developmental disabilities

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 | John Pingo, Ph.D. BCBA-D
They Deserve More

Please click on the link below TODAY and send an electronic letter to your local House Representative urging her or him to vote to override the Governor’s budget veto. This is it folks! The budget not only avoids cuts for our services but also includes a raise for DSPs. PLEASE go the link now and let’s push this budget across the finish line. The link will identify your House representative for you and already has the letter written. Super easy!

DSPs: Everyday Heroes Who Need Your Voice

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 | Laura Speer
John Pingo, Ph.D. BCBA-D

From Goldie B. Floberg President/CEO: John Pingo, Ph.D. BCBA-D Everyone knows what a nurse or a teacher does. Yet when I say “Direct Support Professional,” I’m often faced with quizzical looks. Few people outside the human services field know what a DSP is or what they …continue reading

LEEP Coffee Club

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 | Jessica Hendricks

This past year, LEEP came up with some new ideas to keep up the community involvement even in the slow winter months with the addition of a couple new clubs.

Volunteer Opportunities – Beautiful Insight from Our Neighbors

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 | Laura Speer

A few months back when the Loves Park Lions Club invited us for lunch, a few of their own volunteers shared stories of how they welcomed one of our homes and the people we serve into their neighborhood.

Congrats, Ann Marie!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 | Laura Speer

Ann Marie receives 10-year anniversary Walmart recognition.

Welcome to the Board: Scott Krowczyk

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 | Laura Speer

Goldie B. Floberg Center welcomes Scott Krowczyk to the Board of Directors.

Dignity Newsletter: We Are Your Neighbors

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 | John Pingo, Ph.D. BCBA-D

Like most people, I wish that “not in my neighborhood” would be a thing of the past. We have a long way to go to overcoming such biases. Unfortunately for people with developmental disabilities, the journey to conquering discrimination is long and just beginning.

Get Your Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets and Support Local Non-Profits

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 | Laura Speer
Trybeta Impatiens Sale

Please join us in supporting the Try-Beta Foundation annual hanging baskets sale. When you purchase a hanging basket from the Try Beta Club, your are supporting Goldie B. Floberg Center programs as well as many other Rockford region non-profits like Boy Scouts, Epilepsy Foundation, Literacy Council, and Rock House Kids.

Why We Do What We Do

Monday, April 24th, 2017 | Laura Speer

You can’t do that, you can’t go there, we can’t let you do that. All those negatives that were used, even with the people we serve. Not anymore! We think outside of the box, and allow the people we serve to do so much more than how we may have been trained in the past.

Don’t let them lump our loved ones. Please call or email your US senators and representatives

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | John Pingo, Ph.D. BCBA-D

Please urge your friends, family, and colleagues to contact their senators and house representative at the federal level to share how the current bill will have an adverse impact on the people we love and care for, like the children and adults with developmental disabilities served by Goldie B. Floberg Center, or people like my grandfather.