A happy outcome in this article, though we wouldn’t call it uplifting. A tribute to Streator, that in the process of building our new group home, there was nothing but support from our fine city government and residents.
Our State Comptroller is conducting a tour of agencies like SU which serve people with developmental disabilities to highlight the impact of the state choosing to make budget cuts in a way that has had a negative impact. Perhaps nothing highlights the impact on the service system than this article. We’ve made it through at SU though the support of a fantastic Streator community, along with an incredibly motivated and dedicate staff plus some good fortune obtaining grants. Still, we recognize Illinois doesn’t have enough money to fund everything. We are thrilled with Governor Quinn’s position on closing outmoded, segregated state institutions so that more people with developmental disabilities can get services in their own community.