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The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties 

Organization Information

Name:
The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties 
City:
Rockford 
Type:
Dental 
Lead:
Maybe 

Organization Description

The Arc of WB&O is a 501(C)3 not for profit, human services agency, incorporated in 1972, serving children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. Member of The Arc USA and The Arc of Illinois. 

Contact Information

Name:
Jacki Neil Boss 
Title:
Executive Director 
E-mail:
Phone:
815 965-3455 

Special Instructions for Contacting

Please feel free to contact me.

Service Area

Geographic:
Northwestern Illinois 

More Information Regarding Service Area

We serve the Northern Illinois Counties of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle.

Primary Service Population

Primary:
Adults: developmental disabilities 

More Information Regarding Primary Population

Children with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.

Service We Can Provide

Our services include:
1.Service Facilitation for the Home and Community Based Waiver Program
2.Individual and Group Counseling
3.Life skills and safety trainings
4.Guardianship and Future planning seminars for parents or other potential guardians
5.Guardianship assistance for qualified individuals.
6.Representative payee and case management services for medicaid eligible individuals living in the community
7.Recreational activities

Desired Partners

We Want to Find the Following Type(s) of Partner(s)

Lead:
Yes 
General Hospital:
Yes 
Substance Abuse/Mental Health:
Yes 
Primary Health Clinic:
Yes 
Physician Group:
Yes 
Public Health:
Yes 
Home Health:
Yes 
Hospice:
Yes 
Medical Equipment:
Yes 
Social Service or Community-Based:
No 
Dental:
Yes 
Another Kind:
No 

More Information Regarding Another Kind of Partner

We are interested in working with the lead organization in our area to provide Home and Commuity Based Waiver Service Facilitation and additional person centered case management that can prevent the need for more costly services.

Additional Information

Our strength is that we are a Family to Family organization. The majority of our staff are relatives of people with disabilities. We know our participants really well and have often served them and their families throughout their life spans. We also know the service providers and services available in the community and have been able to create natural supports around individuals. Our Rep. Payee program is 30 years old and successfully keeps vulnerable people from financial abuse and neglect by ensuring their benefits are used appropriately for shelter, food, medical care as designated by Social Security.

Our goals are:
1.Assist families to raise their children at home.
2.Support adults to live normally in their community through careful use of the services and supports they are entitled to.
3.Keep individuals and their families informed of services and options available to them to enhance their lives in their own homes.