Human Services

Esperanza Community Services

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.esperanzacommunityservices.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide instruction and services to people with disabilities to reach their fullest potential toward a productive and independent life in the community.

Main Programs

  1. Esperanza School
  2. Coleridge Adult Prevocational Program
  3. Client and Family Support Program
  4. Community Integrated Living Arrangements
  5. Early Intervention
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

We serve 250 individuals annually throughout Cook County and beyond.

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr David Stupay

Keywords

Self-reported

disabilities, speech therapy, art therapy, special education, low-income, Hispanic, advocacy, housing, prevocational training, autism, occupational therapy, vocational training, mentoring, social work, inclusion, community intergration

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EIN

36-2678083

 Number

8135895560

Also Known As

Esperanza School, Esperanza, Esperanza Community

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

In Illinois, there are more
than 220,000 individuals with a developmental disability and every year, 12,000 children are diagnosed with a disability across Chicagoland. Each individual will require
a different type of service during their life. To help meet these
needs and create a stronger community, Esperanza Community Services provides a full range of individualized therapeutic and educational services to
help individuals with developmental disabilities from
predominantly low-income families achieve their full potential.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Esperanza School

Esperanza School is a private, therapeutic school serving students with disabilities between the ages of 5 and 21. At Esperanza School, students learn and grow in a supportive environment, and individualized attention helps each reach his or her academic and developmental goals. Students are reaching their developmental, educational, and social goals through individualized educational plans (IEPs), life skills, vocational training, and the arts. We are accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$1,617,140.00

Program 2

Coleridge Adult Prevocational Program

The Coleridge Adult Training Program serves adults with developmental disabilities, ages 21 and older, including seniors. Adults with behavioral challenges that are secondary to the developmental disability are also eligible for services.  The program trains adults to learn how to make decisions, develop their skills, and move towards greater independence.  The program emphasizes fostering independence, enhancing self-esteem, and helping participants to view themselves as contributing members in the community. Our WorkReady program also supports our adult participants, specifically to help continue to build meaningful vocational skills.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$851,390.00

Program 3

Client and Family Support Program

The Client and Family Support Program provides education, training and advocacy to people with developmental disabilities in the home and community. Esperanza’s Client and Family Support Program provides families who care for a disabled loved one with a developmental disability with in-home case management and help accessing benefits. We assist our clients in obtaining government benefits, appropriate medical/dental, legal, respite services and teach them how to access community resources. The program also assists families who receive funding from the Family Assistance and Home-Based Support Services Programs.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Budget

$179,893.00

Program 4

Community Integrated Living Arrangements

Esperanza's Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) program is a supervised, 24-hour residential program where adults 18 and over are
supported to be as independent as possible. This program provides a safe environment in which individuals are supported to live as independently as possible while strengthening their daily living skills.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$729,522.00

Program 5

Early Intervention

Esperanza's Early Intervention program provides critical services to children age three and under who exhibit developmental
delays or disabilities. By providing Early Intervention services when children
are in their most formative years, children receive significant benefits,
including reduced or eliminated need for services throughout life.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

We serve 250 individuals annually throughout Cook County and beyond.

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ESPERANZA COMMUNITY SERVICES
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Esperanza Community Services

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr David Stupay

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Stocchetti

Board Member

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