2019 is the year of Ada S. McKinley! It’s our 100th Anniversary. Ada has remained strong and thrived for a century. We have several exciting events planned to commemorate this extraordinary milestone and celebrate our legacy. Stay tuned for more info.
Ada S. McKinley is being represented as part of a critical transition team that will advise Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker and his administration on social services in Illinois. Ada’s CEO Jamal Malone was recently appointed to the Healthy Children and Families Committee which will focus on reversing cuts to community organizations and expanding health care. Pritzker's [...]
Ada S. McKinley celebrated #GivingTuesday this year by kicking off its Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Make Your Donation $10 Will Provide Toys for Kids A $10.00 donation will help provide toys to children served by our foster care, emergency shelter, head start, and behavioral health programs. $100 Will Do Even More Next year Ada S. [...]
Our Vocational Services team hosted a Thanksgiving Pot-Luck Luncheon to provide a family-style gathering for people we serve with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The special feast was prepared by staff and Pepsi Corp. kindly donated beverages.
In their first season of Flag Football competition with Special Olympics Chicago, the McKinley Vocational Panthers won the gold medal at the University of Illinois at Chicago Granderson Stadium. They will be competing in the State Tournament in Pekin, IL. In addition, the McKinley Vocational Panthers Bowling Teams competed in their first Sectional Bowling Tournament [...]
Students served by our Educational Services College Preparation and Placement program were treated to dinner at The Palm Restaurant in downtown Chicago overlooking the Chicago River, with views of Navy Pier and The Magnificent Mile (courtesy of the owner). They enjoyed a 7-course meal and conversation with the owner and Dr. Terry Lindsay, vice president [...]
In honor of co-workers and loved ones who have fought and/or survived cancer, Ada staff wore pink clothing every Friday during the month of October in support of breast cancer awareness. In the U.S. in 2018, there will be an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women and 2,550 cases diagnosed [...]
Our Behavioral Health team was represented among a small group of organizations during a meeting with Illinois Governor candidate J.B. Pritzker, politician and mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy, and Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz. The group discussed the state of mental health and substance use services in Illinois and the importance of these services. The [...]
Shopping is every Tuesday and cooking is every Friday for the people we serve at our McCrone location. As part of the Stir It Up program, our McCrone Community Day Services team help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities explore what healthy food they will make with the training counselors. From there a grocery list [...]
Congratulations to our Foster Care team on the launch of two new programs: Intact Services and Early Childhood Court (also known as Baby Court). The Intact Family Services program maintains and strengthens family units by providing in-home services to prevent children from entering the foster care system. The Early Childhood program is designed to support [...]