Envision News

Essential Support for Essential Employees

Across Chicago, essential workers have stepped up to keep businesses open to serve the community. This includes Joel, an Envision Unlimited member, who works at a Jewel Osco grocery store in his neighborhood. Joel lives with his parents, who are his primary caregivers —unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joel became the sole provider for his family.  

Envision Unlimited COVID-19 Guideline

Envision Unlimited has implemented the following procedures to respond to the current COVID-19 Emergency. These procedures are based on guidelines from the public health agencies and are subject to change as new information becomes available.

The Art of Inclusion

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of community inclusion and raise public awareness about the barriers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) encounter on a regular basis.

Small Gifts, BIG Impact

This year Envision Unlimited invites you to participate in our “Small Gifts, BIG Impact” campaign for GivingTuesday. Contributions will help people with disabilities, one of the most marginalized populations, become more independent and self-sufficient.

Give Back and Create Awareness with the Envision Unlimited Holiday Cards

We are partnering with Eclectik for your 2019 holiday cards! Our holiday card collection features artwork made by Envision artists. Ten percent of your card purchase will be donated to Envision Unlimited. Spread some holiday cheer to friends, family members, and clients by sending them a memorable holiday card.

Guaranteed Pride at Guaranteed Rate Field

You know what they say about men and their sports right?  Well for Envision Unlimited Halas Day Training Center member Michael J., he hit the jackpot once he learned that he attained a job at Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.  Michael is a diehard sports fan and loves all the Chicago teams, but when it comes to baseball, nothing beats the Sox!  “I always go to the community outings dur

A House Full of Love for Children in Care

A House Full of Love for Children in Care

Pamela and Richard Webb run out of fingers as they count the number of children who have filled their home with love over the years.

Catch Him If You Can

Looking for Mr. Leslie?  So is everybody else.

Whether he’s signing for checks from the delivery man, greeting a guest at the door, or zipping around in his motorized wheelchair to ask colleagues a question, Richard Leslie is always on the go at Beverly Bank & Trust.

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.

Jamie’s Cycling Journey

“I’m so happy to be here!” Jamie said as soon as two visitors sat down with her in the lobby of Full Psycle indoor cycling studio during a break from her training session.

“Engaging with Aging” in Partnership with UIC

Envision Unlimited program participants and researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago partnered up in spring 2018 for Engaging with Aging, a 12-week “Person Centered Planning Project” designed to assess different areas that are important in the lives of the aging population.  Each week, attendees discussed different topics such as health, exercise, nutrition, friendships, and community. 

Aida’s Success Story

Aida is a program participant at Envision Unlimited’s Westtown Center. In January 2018, she began a 10-week paid internship at St. John Berchman’s School in Logan Square through a partnership with Teaching Together Chicago. This experience allowed Aida to make her mark in her community and inspired many of her peers to follow in her footsteps.