Human Services

Garden Center Services

  • Burbank, IL
  • www.gardencenterservices.org

Mission Statement

We will do everything in our power to improve the lives of persons with developmental disabilities.

Main Programs

  1. ICF/DD
  2. CILA's
  3. Vocational Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Chicago metro area; southwest and western suburbs.

ruling year

1958

Principal Officer since 2003

Self-reported

Mr. Gerard Beagles

Keywords

Self-reported

adults, developmental disabilities, autism, down syndrome, residential, vocational

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EIN

36-6009293

Physical Address

8333 Austin Ave

Burbank, IL 60459 2558

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

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

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Garden Center continues to be a leader in serving persons with developmental  disabilities by helping them to enjoy lives of independence through therapeutic and vocational supports.  Developmental disabilities are a diverse group of severe chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. People with developmental disabilities have problems with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living. Developmental disabilities begin anytime during development up to 22 years of age and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime (US Center for Disease Control, 2000).  The most common developmental disabilities are autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.

 

Garden Center Services serves 150 individuals with developmental disabilities through residential and vocational services.  By managing 11 residences: 9 group homes, known as Community-Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs) and 2 Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF's) that include nursing services for individuals with developmental disabilities who have more medically-based needs, Garden Center is able to help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve independent living.  Vocational opportunities offered include a sheltered workshop, a thriving Thrift Shoppe, and supported employment opportunities in the community.

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

ICF/DD

Setting is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide 24 hour residential supports for up to 15 persons.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$785,894.00

Program 2

CILA's

Over 30 people live among the seven Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA) owned and operated by Garden Center Services. These single family homes located in Burbank (2), Chicago, Chicago Ridge (2), LaGrange Park, and Westmont provide the greatest opportunity for independent living. With staff guidance, individuals are supported to make decisions regarding the running of their household. They plan and prepare meals, clean and upkeep the property, and help prepare the budget for the household. Our CILA program also oversees one individual in an intermittent arrangement who owns his own condominium.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$1,377,257.00

Program 3

Vocational Services

Our programs provide individuals with the opportunity to increase their vocational proficiency, to earn a wage, and to contribute to the community. We provide the opportunity for our consumers to reach their maximum potential through the enhancement of their independent living skills. Practice in academic skills such as reading, money management, consumer rights, social awareness, leisure and recreation skills, and enrichment programming round out a comprehensive curriculum for all of our consumers.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$1,041,614.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Chicago metro area; southwest and western suburbs.

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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

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Garden Center Services

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Gerard Beagles

BIO

Gerard Beagles has accumulated over 30 years working in the field of developmental disabilities. He proudly began his career as a direct support staff at a state operated facility that supported children with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Through his administrative positions with the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities he had responsibility for monitoring the quality of care provided to children with severe disabilities residentially placed in facilities in Illinois, and out of state as well.
He then moved to the provider side of the service system.
Mr. Beagles became the Executive Director of Garden Center Services in May 2003.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Barbara Clarke

No Affiliation

Term: Feb 2005 - Feb 2011

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