Envision Unlimited Blog

Guaranteed Rate Field and Michael Johnson

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!

Foster Care Family

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.

a man sits in an electric wheelchair outside the entrance of a bank with a stone facade

Catch Him If You Can

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 and Betty taking a picture at the beach in front of a sign

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 group photo

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. She was joined that day by four of her fellow Envision Unlimited program participants plus one staff member, as well as members of the community, and – last but not least – their class trainer and studio owner David, who is beloved by the cyclists.

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“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.

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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.