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Cornerstone Services provides progressive, comprehensive services to people with disabilities promoting choice, dignity, and the opportunity to live and work in the community. Since 1969, Cornerstone has been a leader in meeting the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
 
  • GIVINGLast year we served over 1,000 people with disabilities, provided homes to over 200 homeless, found jobs for 172 jobless.
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  • Cornerstone's Art StudioVisit our Art Studio where clients practice fine motor skills, learn focus and express themselves in beautiful ways!
  • Cornerstone Gardening ProgramCornerstone's Gardening Program cultivates amazing plants and a love of learning and growth in the community for clients.
    Each year we hold a plant sale, the proceeds of which benefit client programs.
  • Success StoriesPeople are writing new success stories every day at Cornerstone—finding new jobs, learning new skills, making new friends.
    Read about some them here!
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Champagne Luncheon Tickets on Sale Now!
It might seem a little early to be selling tickets for a luncheon in November, but this is no ordinary luncheon--this one features plenty of champagne and silliness--and it sells out fast!

This year, the luncheon will be Nov. 24, 2017, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion in Joliet.


Whether you want to be a Star Waiter and invite your friends, or just invite your friends and let us supply the waiter, this is your one-stop shop for all things Champagne Luncheon!

Just click the link below to learn all about this fabulous event that benefits Cornerstone through the generosity of our guests, while it benefits the community through two hours of non-stop laughs to kick off the holiday season!

Reserve your tickets by clicking Here

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Art Show Pictures
If you missed our fantastic Art Show on June 15--or even if you did make it--you will want to take a look at some of these photos from the evening. It was a great night to celebrate the many talents of people who receive services at Cornerstone.

More Cornerstone Art will be on display and for sale at the Liberty Arts Festival in July in Downtown Morris, Illinois!




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Cornerstone Receives Federal Grant for Mental Health Treatment
Cornerstone Services is pleased to announce it has received a three-year $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) CABHI program. These funds will assist a total of 51 individuals who have experienced recent homelessness, have a mental health condition, and may have a history of substance abuse. Cornerstone's behavioral health services team will help these individuals with mental health and substance use counseling, housing enrollment, and registration in eligible government benefits and insurance, as well as other services.

This was an especially competitive grant. Cornerstone was only one out of 30 recipients in the entire country to be awarded a grant from SAMHSA in 2016, and the only one in Illinois.

"These funds are crucial to provide the services that will help many people in Will County," said Ben Stortz, Cornerstone President/Chief Executive Officer. "Many veterans and families that have been affected by homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse can now receive the necessary supports to help them on the road to recovery."

Permanent Supportive Housing is an evidence-based practice that Cornerstone utilizes to assist people who have experienced homelessness and mental illness to receive the assistance necessary to maintain their own homes in the community. With this three-year grant from SAMHSA, the agency will be able to successfully house and support 37 homeless people during the first year, and anticipates serving 51 people over the span of the funding. To help ensure that services retain the highest level of quality, Cornerstone is required to establish a steering committee to meet and monitor the goals of the agency's SAMHSA Recovery and Wellness Program.

The grant requires Cornerstone to first locate permanent housing for any chronically homeless individuals or families experiencing homelessness who are enrolled in the program. While this grant does not provide rental assistance for the housing, Cornerstone has secured funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in conjunction with the Will County Continuum of Care, to assist with leasing homes from area landlords. In addition to the counseling and therapy, individuals will also have access to other services from the agency, including Individual Placement and Support (IPS) to find and keep a job in the community. Cornerstone will also incorporate other evidence-based practices into the service model for the SAMHSA Recovery and Wellness Program, including Housing First, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Harm Reduction, Mental Health First Aid, and Motivational Interviewing.


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Get Ready to "Chi.Ill" this August!
Cornerstone Services and The Chicago Parrothead Club are proud to announce the return of the Summer Chi.Ill Music Festival Aug. 3 to 6, 2017!

It's a weekend of trop-rock music sure to delights fans of sand and margaritas everywhere! But, you don't have to head to Florida for this fun-it all takes place at Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles, Illinois! And, the best news is that ALL PROCEEDS from the weekend's festivities go directly to Cornerstone!


The fun begins Aug. 3 and doesn't let up for three more days!

For more info on sponsorship opportunities and to buy tickets, click here.

To have a look at last year's festivities, check out these photos:


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Cornerstone 2016 Annual Report Now Available!
Cornerstone's 2016 Annual Report is now available online for viewing! Take a look at some of the highlights of the past year in providing crucial services to adults and children with disabilities in Will and Kankakee Counties.

You can view the Annual Report by clicking Here







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Cornerstone is an Illinois-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), fully licensed by local, state, and federal agencies and is accredited by CARF, The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.
The agency accepts Medicaid and private insurance. Cornerstone is a member agency of the United Way of Will County

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