St. Coletta's residential program is designed to provide quality housing for special needs individuals, allowing clients to be integrated into the community and become productive members of society. The program consists of 30 groups homes within 15 southwest suburban communities of Chicago. These homes are similar in appearance to other neighborhood residences, and fulfill the need and desires of the one hundred and seventy residents. This community-integrated residential program has not only reduced the impact of institutional living on skill development, but has also provided an environment that encourages the development of new social skills for greater participation in society.
The goal of the program is to allow individuals to participate in daily activities that many of us take for granted. The residents live in family sized residences while living a lifestyle similar to their neighbors. Residents take pride in their homes while learning to understand the value of being part of the community. They hold their own bank accounts in community banks, shop in stores in the towns where they reside, and participate in community activities, when they are accessible. Staff is on hand at all times to provide guidance and encouragement to the residents, enabling them to fulfill their daily chores and responsibilities with growing confidence.
Two special residential homes include the Zolecki Center and the Intermediate Care Facility (ICF). The ICF is a 16 bed group home which provides more structure and support for individuals of all levels. The Zolecki Center provides a supportive and accommodating environment for individuals who are non-verbal and are non-ambulatory. Some have cerebral palsy, and some have medical needs such as feeding tubes and tracheotomies. Although their physical challenges are far greater than those in other group homes, these individuals are entitled to the same privileges of enjoying a home in the community, participating in community activities, and having a smaller, home-like environment.
Make a donation to St. Coletta's of Illinois Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.
St. Coletta's has received its third three year C.A.R.F. accreditation.
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St. Coletta's of IL Foundation | 18350 Crossing Drive | Tinley Park, IL 60487 | Phone: (708) 342-5246 | Email: information(at)stcolettail.org