September 01, 2014
 
 

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INTRODUCTION TO THE VILLAGE

Village of Progress is a private not for profit corporation that was founded in 1969 to meet the training needs of adults with disabilities who reside in Ogle County. The agency is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors that represents various walks of life and virtually every community in the county.

The purpose of the Village is to provide training services to persons with disabilities age 16 or older so that they may live a fulfilling life as contributing members of their home and community.

The day training occurs Monday through Friday and includes but is not limited to: Evaluation & Assessment; Job Training; Supported Employment; Social & Recreational Experiences; Health Care & Maintenance; Living Skills Instruction and Physical & Occupational Therapy.

OPERATION

“In-house” Services are typically offered between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend activities are scheduled on a regular basis.  Involvement in one or more of our community work programs may necessitate evening and weekend hours.

FEES

Charges can result from our lunch service, transportation, and recreational outings.

NO INDIVIDUAL SHALL BE DENIED SERVICES BECAUSE OF AN INABILITY
TO PAY FOR LUNCH, TRANSPORTATION OR RECREATION SERVICES

Services may be denied when a funding source cannot be identified and the individual is unable to pay the cost of training.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Sixteen years of age or older

  • Resident of Ogle County

  • Intake findings indicating the appropriateness of our services. (In some instances, prior medical, and/or mental health services may be required before admission.)

  • Funding must be identified and available

  • The VILLAGE OF PROGRESS shall not deny admission for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or unfavorable discharge from military service and shall be in compliance with the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, 1966, and all other laws, rules and regulations pertaining to Civil Rights.

Our primary population is the developmentally disabled (mental retardation, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy).

ADMISSION POLICY

Decisions regarding admission shall be based on the results of the following:

  • Physical Examination

  • Social History

  • Psychological and other testing and background information when appropriate

Referrals shall be accepted from various sources including the Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Human Services, Mental Health Centers, Department of Public Aid, School Systems, Clergy, Long Term Care Facilities, parents and relatives, and self. Following the referral, appropriate background information is gathered to determine eligibility.

An individual will not be enrolled and can be terminated if, in the opinion of our agency, we do not have the financial resources (government and local) necessary for appropriate programs and a safe training environment. Should this occur, the individual will be placed on our waiting list until adequate funds become available.

When denying admission and/or terminating services, the guiding factor will be how limited program dollars can best be utilized.

SERVICE ENDORSEMENTS

  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation

  • State of Illinois Department of Human Services

  • U.S. Department of Labor

  • State of Illinois Department of Labor

  • Ogle County Community Mental Health Board (708)

  • Ogle County School Districts

All employees meet or exceed the requirements of appropriate federal and state governmental bodies.

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Since our beginning in 1969, the VILLAGE has established and maintained a reputation for aggressively implementing work programs that parallel those of industry and business. These efforts have increased our financial independence and enabled us to provide a variety of training opportunities to those enrolled. Income generated from our various work initiatives consistently accounts for more than 50% of our operating budget.


Contact Us

Village of Progress

Box 418
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2126
Fax: 815-732-3228
vopinc@frontier.com