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Our services are focused in five primary areas: (1) Child Development programs that stimulate childrens cognitive and motor skills, including Head Start, day care, and a variety of after-school activities; (2) Special Education and Mental Health programs for individuals with developmental disabilities/mental retardation and mental illnesses. These programs provide crisis intervention, case coordination, in-home respite care and day services; (3) Residential Services for persons with developmental disabilities and who have been given the opportunity to live in a home-like setting within the community, versus an institution, when provided with the proper instruction, support and supervision; (4) Adult and Youth Services which include counseling, youth mentoring, recreational sports and after-school programs; academic support, employment and computer training; advocacy and referral services; and other activities that promote social and emotional well-being, encourage physical development, and provide intellectual stimulation and cultural enrichment of youth, adults and senior citizens; and (5) Education, Training and Employment Services, including job readiness training, counseling and support services for low-income residents in a welfare-to-work program designed to render these clients employable and to place them in employment situations. Bridge-To-Work is our current education, training and employment program.
Abraham Lincoln Centre established in 1905, a non-profit community-based social service agency with 30 sites on the Chicago's south side, offering a variety of social, intellectual and cultural activities. Our community Technology Centre operates Monday through Friday and is conveniently located to meet the needs of the people in the Greater Grand Boulevard community. The CTC offers: general access to computer and Internet technology; training on basic computer skills and Microsoft office suite applications and computerized instruction in basic literacy skills. Access to the CTC is divided into age groups to offer age-appropriate and content-specific information.
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