Streator’s 1st annual fundraiser dedicated to
11a.m July 31st, 2010
Join us in the City Park for a day filled with great music, artists, jewelry, raffles, and of course, food!
All proceeds to benefit Streator Unlimited.
- The Dylan Torres Experience
- Amber Kay
- Tim Dial
- Tim Ajster
- Joey Figgiani
- Mark Piecha
Open Mic from 4:15 to 5:45!
States are cutting lower cost, higher quality services for many in favor of higher cost, lower quality services for few.
My life would be so much less full without the presence of people with developmental disabilities. It’s overwhelming to think about how many peoples’ lives are just a bit emptier than they are even aware.
Here’s an article about a freedom of information request on what the state owes to different agencies. Here’s the link to the actual list. Streator Unlimited shows up somewhere in that gigantic list as being owed $182,000. The list must have been generated at a good time…because that number has been going up lately.
We took one more step towards the building of the new group home last night, going before the Planning Commission for our zoning hearing. Happily the Planning Commission is making a positive recommendation to the City Council, who will meet this coming Wednesday.
A national perspective on Illinois’ budget situation which paints a very grim picture.
Even with limited resources, there are better ways to prioritize spending.
We’re still waiting on SU’s budget details as the Illinois Department of Human Services works to implement their budget targets. At is stands at the moment, state grants for Workshop, Supported Employment, and Client and Family Supports have been eliminated. Also under consideration is a 2.5% cut to all our other state funding. The statewide waiting list for services now tops 20,000 people. Of even greater concern, if that is possible, is the state getting further and further behind on what it already owes us.
Our employees’ dedication have helped SU make it this far in the budget crisis. Employees are hurting because we’ve cut a lot, we’ve reduced some opportunities for consumers within our programs, but we have managed to avoid layoffs and service terminations to this point. We’ll go as far as humanly possible to continue to carry out our mission, but at some point we’re going to need help and not hurt from the State of Illinois.