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Posted by Avenues in News on 7/11/2018
A preliminary discussion started at the Procedures and Regulations Committee meeting June 24 over “community residences,” how they are defined and how they apply in Park Ridge. The classification already applies in city zoning based on classifications defined by the state, said Director Jim Brown of Community Preservation and Development.
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Posted by Avenues in News on 6/19/2018
More than 400 people attended the Avenues to Independence Annual Dinner and Dance, which also celebrated 65 years of the organization on June 15 at The Hilton Chicago in Northbrook. Bob Okazaki, the Avenues to Independence executive director, said the 65-year milestone is “a testimony to the people who support the organization.”
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Posted by Avenues in News on 5/16/2018
The dedication and achievements of Avenues to Independence were recognized by Park Ridge City Council on May 7 with the mayor reading a proclamation. The organization, which is based in Park Ridge, creates opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live, learn and work in the most independent settings possible.
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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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