Goldie B. Floberg Center has been helping people with disabilities access the Special Olympics for 39 years. The physical, emotional, and developmental benefits of these experiences help to bring us closer to achieving our mission.
Take a bountiful 2016 LEEP garden harvest, add a side of the creative generosity of one donor, and the result is the inspiration for the First Annual Farm-to-Table Donor Appreciation Dinner.
Following a two-year cycle of posturing, votes, votoes, more votes and more vetoes, the State of Illinois has a budget. As a state, we have a lot of work to be done before our finances will be considered sound. Despite the negatives and controversy that surround this budget, and possible cuts from a federal level, this budget brings us bright skies—optimism and relief.
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!
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. [...]
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.
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.
Ann Marie receives 10-year anniversary Walmart recognition.
Goldie B. Floberg Center welcomes Scott Krowczyk to the Board of Directors.
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.