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Chicago Hearing Society Moves Audiology Clinic and Offices to More Patient-Friendly Location


Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2017) — Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), a nonprofit organization serving the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities, has moved its offices and Audiology Clinic to 1444 W. Willow St. (Elston and Willow), Chicago. The new location is less than a mile from its former address.

The new site offers patients improved facilities, significantly more free parking both in front of and behind the building and easy accessibility to Metra train lines and CTA buses and trains.

CHS, a division of Anixter Center, offers a range of services, including an Audiology Clinic, Interpreter Referral Services, hearing aid bank, social and advocacy programs and a youth mentoring program.

One of the city’s oldest nonprofits, CHS is entering its second century of service. For more information about the organization and its many programs, go to ChicagoHearingSociety.org.

About Anixter Center

Anixter Center is an experienced leader in helping those with disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities. For nearly 100 years, we have served others, often those whose needs are not met anywhere else. Today we offer employment, residential, behavioral health and social/recreation services. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit Anixter.org.

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been named Interim CEO & President of Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined Anixter Center in 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development, Innovation and Accountability.

Clark is particularly focused on preparing Anixter Center for continued success in the future with an emphasis on financial stability, program excellence and accountability so that every person served is able to soar to their highest potential. As the organization streamlines its operations to ensure efficiency, Clark's strategic and analytical leadership will make sure that Anixter Center is well-positioned to celebrate its first 100 years of helping others in 2019 and begin its next 100 years of service.

Early in her career, Clark served as the Director of School Support for Chicago Public Schools for more than 10 years. During that time she directed a team of 45 staff to provide services to CPS students. More recently she was the Partner Success Engineer for TeachMatch, a startup in Chicago. There she consulted with K-12 school districts across the country to increase efficiency and quality in hiring practices.

Clark has a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University.

 

About Anixter Center
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Chicago serving people with disabilities. Through 35 programs at 35 locations across the greater Chicago area, Anixter Center touches the lives of nearly 8,000 children, teens and adults with disabilities and related challenges annually. The vast majority of people served by Anixter Center live below the poverty line. To learn more, please visit www.Anixter.org.

 

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 28, 2017) — Chicago Hearing Society will host its annual benefit, “Raise Your Paddle for CHS!,” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The benefit will be held at SPiN Chicago, 344 N. State St., one of the city’s newest go-to spots.

Early bird tickets are available now for $75 each through Sept. 28; prices increase to $80 as of Sept. 29. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000 to $10,000. The evening includes dinner, ping-pong, auction, games and more. Proceeds from the event will support the nonprofit’s services and programs.

For more than 100 years, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) has been serving the needs—and empowering the lives—of those who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing with a variety of services, ranging from an Audiology Clinic and Hearing Aid Bank to Interpreter Services. CHS also offers a variety of social services, including a unique youth mentoring program that connects deaf adults with deaf and hard-of-hearing students and a program that helps survivors of domestic violence and their families.

Through the decades, CHS has supported people of all ages, from newborns through seniors. Patients come from all walks of life, but the majority of those served have limited financial resources. For more than a century, CHS’s doors have been open to all.

To purchase tickets for the Oct. 26 benefit or to find out more about Chicago Hearing Society, go to ChicagoHearingSociety.org.

 

Margaret definitely knows what she wants—a job. And she also knows what it will take to get one—better job skills and her GED. Anixter Center is supporting her all the way.

It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of our New Focus program effective June 16, 2017. New Focus cares for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The main funding source for New Focus, a major grant from the Employment Division of DHS, will be terminated on June 30, 2017.

The decision to close New Focus, like closing any of our programs, is difficult. However, without sufficient funding, I believe that the 18 – 20 clients served daily can receive the best possible care from other providers. We are working to provide uninterrupted programming for our clients and our existing clients are being referred to other service providers. Anixter Center staff will have the opportunity to apply for open Anixter Center positions.

I would like to thank the New Focus staff for their dedicated efforts on behalf of our clients and I wish them best of luck in their future endeavors.

Sincerely,
Dr. Teresa Garate
President and CEO

 

 

 

QIDP (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional) Certification Course

Anixter Center is offering the QIDP Certification Course to the public (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional). The course will cost $750.  The classes are scheduled for Wednesday mornings from 9am to 1pm at 6610 N. Clark Street starting August 8th with the final class on October 3rd; and the Final Exam due by October 10th. Interested Applicants can complete... Read more

Anixter Center Holds Toy & Furniture Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018

Free Admission; Nearly 1,000 Items on Sale Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2018) — A large selection of toys, books, games and office furniture will go on sale 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, March 3, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The toy sale features items for... Read more

Anixter Center to Honor Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on May 3

7th Annual Benefit to Be Held at Stage 18 Chicago Chicago, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2018) — Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, will roll out the red carpet as it honors Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on Thursday, May 3. Themed “Sharing Strengths, Building... Read more

 

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Margaret definitely knows what she wants—a job. And she also knows what it will take to get one—better job skills and her GED. Anixter Center is supporting her all the... Read more

 

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