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Posted by Avenues in News on 4/21/2020
Last week was a more upbeat week here at Avenues including last Tuesday's airing of a segment on Channel 11 that made staff members Linda Smith and Stephen Kray into rock stars. It was very well received and I have seen numerous emails of congratulations. If you have not yet seen the video ?click here.
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Posted by Avenues in News on 4/18/2018
WTTW Chicago Tonight Together for Decades reaches 1.5 million views
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Posted by Avenues in News on 2/1/2018
Last month, Jay Shefsky introduced us to five local men with intellectual disabilities. They are part of a program that allows them to live independently in a group home, managing most of their own cooking, cleaning and transportation.
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Posted by Avenues in News on 1/17/2018
In a single family home on a residential block in northwest suburban Park Ridge, five men have lived as a kind of family for more than 20 years. It’s called Amundsen House, and it’s owned by Avenues to Independence. The 64-year-old nonprofit runs seven residences of various sizes for adults with a wide range of intellectual disabilities. The other buildings have full-time, overnight staff. But the men of Amundsen House live on their own and manage most of their own cooking, cleaning and transportation.
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