United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services

Joliet, IL   |  www.ucp-cds.org

Mission

United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services will provide excellence in program delivery, research driven practices and techniques, state-of-the-art technology and services for individuals and families impacted with the challenges of disabilities.

Ruling year info

1965

Executive Director

Mr. Michael D. Hennessy

Main address

311 S. Reed St.

Joliet, IL 60436 USA

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Formerly known as

United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland

EIN

36-2425572

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In a recent meeting with the key staff leaders of the CDS, they identified the following issues that they are working to address...

1. Need for additional funding for projects not currently supported by the state or general operating support.

2. Paying off the current Accounts Payable of $90,000 as soon as possible.

3. Improving staff compensation to improve tenure and stability.

4. Improving staff training needs.

5. Need for a new strategic planning process in the fall of 2017.

6. Capital improvement needs for the school including a new boiler and meeting current building codes.

7. Improved technology needs for group homes/CILAs, and adaptive technology for the adult day program.

8. Updated website and branding to address the 2014 organizational name change.

9. Need for improved home-based services including respite, community-based participation, and accessibility.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Melvin J. Larson Education Center

School program for children ages 3-21 with developmental disabilities

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

To provide adults with developmental disabilities with day program services and training to provide them with meaningful day. Training provided includes life skills, music classes, and recreation activities.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Adult Day Services - 3 year 2012

Awards

School of Excellence Award 2014

National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

School of Excellence Award 2013

National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

School of Excellence Award 2012

National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2014

Department of Human Services 2014

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Provide nationally recognized programs, service, and facilities in a safe and friendly environment.

2. Optimize and leverage financial position.

3. Achieve operational and environmental excellence.

4. Foster a motivated and accountable team culture.

5. Become an agency leader in diversity.

1. Develop loyalty and support through customer satisfaction.

2. Create programs, services, a facilities that promote our mission.

3. Ensure services are coordinated with client need.

4. Maximize funding opportunities.

5. Best practice financial systems.

6. Proper allocation of resources.

7. Develop consistent communications.

8. Identify and streamline critical processes to improve services.

9. Partnership expansion.

10. Develop environmental awareness.

11. Promote teamwork.

12. Cultivate personal and professional growth.

13. Encourage creativity and innovation.

14. Understanding diversity.

15. Accountability and responsibility.

16. Variety in services.

1. Elements of the plan will be incorporated into the agency's orientation process for ll new staff, board members, and collaborative partnerships.

2. The strategic plan will be incorporated into all of the agency's planning and decision making.

3. The agency's leadership team will conduct staff meetings on a regularly scheduled basis to review the plan's progress and report results to the board.

4. Every employee's goals will have a direct correlation to the strategic plan.

5. The performance appraisal process will reflect the completion of the strategic plan initiatives as an evaluation criterion.

6. The agency will measure and evaluate the progress of all goals and initiatives at every level --- short term, mid term, long term, and ongoing --- to actively calculate the realistic component pf each goal.

7. The agency will provide regular reporting on the strategic plan's progress.

8. Assigned staff will provide updated reports on each initiative they are directly or indirectly responsible for.

9. The measurement system used to track goal and initiative progress will be consistent throughout the district.

10. We will review the inventory of measures on a regular basis and make necessary adjustments to ensure the measures continuously add value to the decision making.

11. Each year, the staff and board will review the planning process and may address any issues, concerns, or process that need improvement.

12. At the beginning of the fourth year of this five year strategic plan, the agency will begin the process for a strategic plan to address the next five years. The goal is to create a seamless transition from one plan to the next, and to avoid a lapse in the planning process.

So far, we have accomplished improvements in communications, fundraising, and in paying down our accounts payable.

What's next is to renovate our building through capital improvements along with our group homes/CILAs, improve our brand's usage of our relatively new organizational name, and improve our direct services to all of our clients.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services

Board of directors
as of 4/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Sue Treharne

Mary Spreitzer

North Central College VP for Human Resources

Paul Cabay

Cabay Construction

Kay Riley

Cardinal Transport

Joe Kirkeeng

Bank President

Fred Ferrara

Retired Culinary Arts Professor

Patricia Desiderio

Retired Teacher

Frank Cortina

Lawyer

Jennifer Johnson

Retired Principal

Lauren Lindholm

Purchasing Supervisor

David Rumsey

Retired from ExxonMobil

Joe Clement

Retired Joliet Police office

Kerry DeAngelis

Retired

Eric Ruiz

University of St. Francis

Wendy Briley

Secretary at Illinois Dept. of Corrections

Michael Brenczewski

Insurance Agent

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/26/2021

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