Envision Unlimited Blog


Update on Our Partnership with UCP Seguin

Click to read the latest news about our partnership with UCP Seguin.

Unlimited Voices-Vol 42

Unlimited Voices

Envision members have their own perspectives on the people and activities that impact their lives.

Crain's Chicago Business 2021 Notable Health Care Heroes

Envision Staff among "2021 Healthcare Heroes"

The Envision staff has joined Crain's Chicago Business' elite group of Healthcare Heroes for 2021. To qualify, honorees had to be working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, making an impact and saving lives.

David and Jimmy offer fitness for all

Get Moving! Stay Fit!

Envision Unlimited delivers free fitness classes to your home! Check out this week's schedule of virtual programs.

Members writing and receiving emails

Members Battle Pandemic Separations with...Pens

After training counselor Reyanna Johnson and several members of her former Halas Center unit recently settled into the Frick Center, she noticed how frequently the members mentioned missing friends who had selected other centers when Halas closed. She sensed a learning opportunity and seized upon it: Why not create a pen-pal group as a writing exercise?

Members standing in front of grocery store

Thank you, Cermak Fresh Market!

In Fall 2020, Envision members launched a monthly newsletter to help others hear their voices. This Thanksgiving article expresses their appreciation for a generous donation from Cermak Fresh Market

Geneil and Geneva sitting behind a camera

Members Take Control Behind the Camera

By all accounts, twins Geneva and Geneil had a challenging transition into their new day program at Envision’s Westtown Center last summer. But that began to change after they started attending yoga classes facilitated by Program Coordinator David Pufundt

George Halas Vocational Center

As Halas Door Closes, Other Doors Open

The pending sale of the massive Garnett machine at George Halas Jr. Vocational Center in Auburn Gresham signals a fresh start for members and staff who have met at that facility for decades. Envision is closing that location at the end of October.

Lashaunda and Felicia in full ppe gear

EU Adjusts to Our New "Normal"

During the COVID-19 pandemic, DSPs have been instrumental in supporting members in staying connected to their larger communities, families, and friends. Although the pandemic has prevented in-person connections, DSPs have found ways to maintain a sense of community and ensure our member's needs are safely met. DSPs have helped setup zoom calls with members families to help them stay in touch.

DSP Catrina posing with members

Beyond Direct Service: Direct Support Providers give their hearts

Envision Unlimited provides community living supports for over 350 adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Mental Illness in the Chicago area. Although our Community Living Program's workforce is large, those most essential to our success are the DSPs.