Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center

Anixter Center provides an array of services to help people with disabilities and related challenges live, learn, work, play and become productive contributors in the community. Through 37 programs at 28 primary locations across greater Chicago, Anixter Center serves more than 10,000 children and adults with all types of disabilities and advocates for their rights to participate fully and equally in society.

Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center
2001 N. Clybourn Ave., 3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60614-4036
United States
(773) 973-7900
http://www.anixter.org

Board of Directors

Elaine Cottey, Joanna Horsnail, Eric Gastevich, Carol Neiger, Larry Markin, Jason Adess, Karen Barch, Donna Brandwein, Ellen Bronfeld, Brian Bulger, Jay Burkett, Phyllis Creek, Hillary Ebach, Steve Gilson, Lauren Hill, Joseph Levy, William Mack, Mary McDonnell, Patricia Preheim, Dan Sabol, Kevin Limbeck

Mission

Anixter Center provides an array of services to help people with disabilities and related challenges live, learn, work, play and become productive contributors in the community. Through 37 programs at 28 primary locations across greater Chicago, Anixter Center serves more than 10,000 children and adults with all types of disabilities and advocates for their rights to participate fully and equally in society.

Programs

Services at Anixter Center are comprehensive, individualized, choice-driven, culturally sensitive and promoting of inclusion and fall into six major areas: * Housing and residential support; * Employment and vocational programs; * Literacy, education, training, counseling and rehabilitation services; * Health, prevention, outreach and HIV/AIDS services (CALOR); * Advocacy, audiology, interpreter and social services for the deaf community (CHS); and * Therapeutic play for children with special needs and their families (Lekotek). Anixter Center's clients range from 0-90 years old and represent all racial and ethnic backgrounds. All of our clients have at least one disability (physical, cognitive, intellectual, developmental, sensory, psychiatric or medical), and most have more than one disability. Over 90% are low-income and live at or below the federal poverty line.

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