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On Thursday October 26 the 13th Annual Spotlight on Wine was held at Wintrust Grand Banking Hall in Chicago.

Cindy and Nora were featured in a video that helps provide tips for individuals with Down syndrome on how to manage stress.

Avenues Suburban Partnership Board and Chicago Board gathered at The Sasser Family House for the Annual Fall clean-up.

PepsiCo Team held the 2017 Annual PepsiCo Enable Picnic for Avenues residents

Avenues to Independence held its 6th Annual “Beyond the Runway” Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show on Sunday September 17

Avenues held their 4th annual Surfin’ USA BBQ at the Wheeling work center

Avenues staff and program participants gathered in Centennial Park for an end of Summer BBQ.

Thank you PRCF for your continued support of Avenues


The Second Annual Avenues After Work event organized by the Avenues to Independence Young Professionals group was held on Thursday August 17.

Avenues is honored to welcome new board members Jerry Feldman, Andrea Goodkin, and Sara McKitrick.

Employees from Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. volunteered their time at Avenues for the company wide day of service.



Avenues to Independence held an open house to show the recent renovations and officially dedicate the Okazaki Family House.



The 17th Annual Sasser Society Reception and Dinner took place on Thursday June 8.


On Sunday April 23, more than 50 families joined the Avenues staff members at the Paula Hassell O’Connor Community Center in Park Ridge to learn about the state of the organization.

On Saturday May 5th members of the Avenues to Independence Chicago and Suburban Partnership Boards joined together for the Annual Spring cleaning day at Sasser Family House and Herbst Family House.





Suburban Partnership Board member and local artist Ed Coyne and the Rotary Club of Park Ridge raise $750 to support Avenues' art program.



Participants at the Wheeling Work Center enjoyed a festive holiday party on December 20.

Fifteen of Avenues’ volunteers came together to assist with a pledge drive at WTTW Channel 11 studios.



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Families, friends, and fans of Irish Fest kicked up their heels, stomped their feet, and raised more than $50,000 at the 19th annual Irish Fest to support Avenues!