Mission Statement

Envision Unlimited commits to provide persons with disabilities or other special needs quality services which promote choice, independence and community integration.

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Become a Host Family

Envision Unlimited is looking for families who are interested in helping grow the Host Family Program by sharing their lives with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A licensing and support process is created for each family to be sure the program meets the needs of every individual involved. More

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Envision Receives Community Partner Award from UIC
Envision Receives Community Partner Award from UIC

(l-r) Ana Zalka, an Envision resident who has worked on two of the joint projects with UIC; Donna Ennis Division Director; and Dr. Bo Fernhall, the Dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences at UIC The College of Applied Health Sciences at UIC recently award Envision Unlimited their 2016 – ... More

Thank You for Making Bright Futures Ball 2017 a Huge Success!
Thank You for Making Bright Futures Ball 2017 a Huge Success!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and most importantly, the people served by Envision Unlimited, THANK YOU for supporting our 2017 Bright Futures Ball. Our annual event was tremendous fun for all 350 of us in attendance, but it was also a tremendous evening for advancing the choice, indep ... More

Florence O’Donnell’s Story Featured by DNAinfo
Florence O'Donnell's Story Featured by DNAinfo

We are thrilled to share this profile of Envision client Florence O’Donnell – who recently paid off the mortgage on her lakefront condo – and staff members Bettye Dorsey and Donna Ennis, who have supported her along the way. “It’s great. … It’s peaceful, ... More

A Family First: Envision’s Host Family Program Expands
A Family First: Envision's Host Family Program Expands

“I feel that host family has changed by life and changed others’ lives by caring about us as individuals and not as a “file.” I finally have a job in the community where I work at Mariano’s and I am advocating for myself to get more hours. Mama Yolanda works one on one with me to assist me with budg ... More

Marvin Young: An Artist in Demand
Marvin Young: An Artist in Demand

“I am thinking about what the next big painting may be. This time it will be more people. Sitting people this time. Last time I painted people they were all standing. Now I want it to be sitting and talking.” – Marvin Young When Envision Unlimited took over a day center from another agency tha ... More

Send our Clients Out for Last Summer Fun!
Send our Clients Out for Last Summer Fun!

The Envision Foster Care Program is conducting a Foster-Care T-shirt fundraiser!  Feel free to purchase shirts for your family & friends, for birthdays and first-day-of-school-wear! All proceeds will be used to sponsor our clients on a trip to Raging Waters before the summer comes to a close!   ... More

Thank You for Making the 20th Annual Goose Open a Tremendous Success!
Thank You for Making the 20th Annual Goose Open a Tremendous Success!

What a great day on the green as Envision Unlimited’s Board Members, Host Committee, and supporters gathered for the 20th Annual Goose Open Golf Outing! All proceeds from this event to go support the 1,200 children and adults with intellectual and development disabilities served by our progra ... More

ComEd Honors Energy Force Ambassadors
ComEd Honors Energy Force Ambassadors

In June, we announced that Deanna Everhart was selected as a ComEd Energy Force Ambassador . On August 1st Deanna and Envision staff members attended a special breakfast hosted by ComEd in honor of their Energy Force Ambassadors. It was an exciting time for Deanna to be inducted into the program as ... More

Westtown Artist Residency Project
Westtown Artist Residency Project

We are excited to announce that the Weaving Mill, in partnership with Envision’s Westtown Artist Residency Project, is welcoming three visiting artists who will work with clients this summer. This collaboration is made possible by Propeller Fund , an organization that supports small, self-sustained ... More

Envision Unlimited at Access Chicago 2016
Envision Unlimited at Access Chicago 2016

Envision Unlimited proudly participated in Access Chicago 2016, an annual exposition at Navy Pier sponsored by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD). The event was buzzing with vendors and exhibitors with a wide variety of innovative products, services and programs, as well as recr ... More

/ Business Services

Competitive Edge

For nearly 40 years the Chicago Weaving Corporation has produced the highest quality tablecloths, place mats and table runners. Not long ago the company’s business was in jeopardy as overseas competition gained market share through cheaper labor and raw material costs. Today, by teaming up with Envision’s competitive labor structure the Chicago Weaving Corporation has been able to take back its top spot in the market. More

/ Client Services

A Place To Grow

Working together and growing healthy food for the surrounding southwest side community is the focus of the Frick Day Center Envision team. Through our urban gardening program our clients have the opportunity to care and harvest crops which then get sold at subsidized pricing to the families of the surrounding neighborhood. More

Support Envision Artists and help fund new and existing programs and services by purchasing our clients’ creative works. More

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