Events and News

Action Needed: Value the Work of DSPs Campaign

Dear Friends of Glenkirk,

 

As you know, the ongoing state budget impasse has hurt vulnerable people throughout Illinois including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people living with mental illness and seniors.  Now, amidst the worst budget outlook community providers have ever had to face, we find ourselves confronting an even more urgent problem, a Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce crisis.

 

Next Generation Services Thrives

Next Generation Services (NGS) located in Glenview, opened in September 2014 and has been thriving ever since. 

Standing Up for a DSP Wage Increase – An Open Letter from the CEO

The Governor has proclaimed September 13 – 19 as Direct Support Professional Recognition Week in Illinois. Here and across the country, organizations and communities will celebrate their direct support workers for the incredible difference they make each day in the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities. 

Letter from the CEO - FY 2016 Budget Update: A Lot Has Happened But Nothing Has Changed

Prologue

Back in May, I voiced my strong belief that negotiations between Governor Rauner and legislative leaders on the FY 16 budget would drag on well into the new fiscal year.

Opportunity Secure Data Destruction Just Had Its Best Year Ever!

Opportunity Secure Data Destruction (OSDD) is an AAA-NAID certified social enterprise of Glenkirk. A certified document and media destruction company located in Northbrook, its purpose is to provide high quality services to its customers, meaningful employment options for people with disabilities and earned income to support Glenkirk's important mission.

Enough is Enough – Open Letter from CEO John Lipscomb

On June 25, Governor Rauner vetoed 19 of the 20 spending bills comprising the FY 16 budget plan approved by the General Assembly in May.  In what amounted to a game of budgetary Russian roulette, the only FY 16 spending measure to avoid his veto pen was legislation to continue funding the state’s elementary and high schools.  With his signature, school districts across Illinois breathed a sigh of relief. 

Glenkirk Year in Review – 2014 Annual Report

It’s time once again to pause for a moment and take stock.  Looking back, 2014 was a year of great promise for Glenkirk, the individuals we are proud to serve and all of our valued families and grassroots supporters.  It was a year marked by restoration and innovation, with a number of our ambitious initiatives coming to fruition.