Our programs, resources, and activities are individualized to each family's needs and can include our respite program, consultation services, caregiver retreat, and sibling support.
Family Support Services at Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford works with more than one million people every year. Whether by phone or email, in the family home, or at a convenient location, we are dedicated to providing community-based and inclusive services for individuals living with a disability and their families.
Kathleen Kurtz is the Program Manager for Family Support Services and Teen Family Support at Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford.View Full Bio
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Help us in Embracing Abilities, Expanding Possibilities. That's our tagline and North star. Every person our affiliate serves has unique abilities. Our job is to help those abilities shine to expand their possibilities today and in the future.
Episode 3: How to Turn Around a Nonprofit in Crisis
When Sara Ray Stoelinga became the new President & CEO of Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford in May 2019, the organization was in financial and organizational crisis. They were more than $22 million in debt with an additional several million dollars in unpaid bills and were barely making payroll. The direction and sustainability of the agency were uncertain. This podcast delves into how Stoelinga — together with the Board of Directors, strong new senior leaders, and essential external partners — righted the ship at the non-profit and the lessons learned along the way on the journey from organizational peril to a future of growth and prosperity.
Spotlight on Kathleen Kurtz: 35 years of helping teen moms be great parents
Read how a move to Rockford turned into a 35-year career helping teen parents.
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