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Avenues To Independence has developed a number of service & programs which aim to create meaningful work opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals and to provide our local communities with valued services.

Avenues Contract Packaging
Avenues Contract Packaging operates a modern 48,000 SF work center for adults with developmental disabilities. We are located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in Wheeling, Illinois. In satisfying our workers needs for productive paying jobs, we provide the business community with a host of packaging and assembly services.


Avenues Thrift Shoppe
Hidden treasures await. There's always a treasure to be found at the Avenues Resale/Thrift Shoppe located at 7710 Touhy Ave, on the corner of Touhy and Overhill just East of Park Ridge.

Sales are great and new items arrive daily. All proceeds from the Shoppe Contribute to Avenues residential and work programs for developmentally disabled adults.


Paper Recycling
Avenues has started a community-based paper recycling program. This year round paper drive is used as a fund-raiser for Avenues activities.

The Paper Retriever accepts the following:

Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail, Envelopes, Office Paper, Shredded Paper (in plastic bags ok), Notebooks, Paperback Books, Hard Cover Books (covers removed).

Please do not include: Plastic, Glass, Metals, Trash, Cardboard!


Electronics Recycling
Recycling Avenue is an organization which helps to provide job opportunities for the physically challenged.

You can help keep the environment clean by donating items that daily fill our landfills with toxins. Just the chemicals in one cell phone can pollute up to 158,000 gallons of water.