Caring for special people... birth to seniors.
Independence and strength for all.
TCRC provides exceptional care, treatment and advocacy. Our services promote independence and self-sufficiency to strengthen individuals and families.
This issue spotlights…….The State of Illinois budget impasse, new Community Based Day Training program this summer, Taste of TCRC Kitchen Partnerships, March is Intellectual & Developmental Disability Awareness Month!….and so much more! Click here to download the Spring 2016 Newsletter [PDF]
This issue contains… The Push for Community Employment, CAT Foundation Grant, Morton Pumpkin Festival, Service Awards, 101.1 Jack FM Partnership, Leave Your Legacy, and more! Click here to download the Fall 2015 Newsletter [PDF]
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"For close to 25 years, my son, Stuart called TCRC his home. When he first came to TCRC he was in poor health living at a nursing home in the Quad Cities. We hesitated to send him to a different city at first but what a decision we made! We couldn’t have been any happier as a family. Over the years, we could always tell the outstanding care that Stuart was receiving. He was non-verbal so he couldn’t tell us what he wanted but we always saw the smile on his face when he returned home from a visit with us. Stuart recently passed away after a long battle with cancer and the family atmosphere of TCRC rang true through this process as well. TCRC staff assisted with the funeral creating collages of pictures, books, etc. Stuart’s life was lived to its fullest potential through the help of TCRC."
“Wonderful group home, amazing staff! Larry and I are very pleased with the quality of care Bobby is receiving. Very polite, friendly, and dedicated staff."
"Everyone at TCRC has been extremely good in taking care of Betty. My family and I have been so very grateful to have Betty at TCRC. We haven’t always had very good experiences with the other places she was involved with; one company was a nightmare! We are so very grateful for TCRC. You have excellent programs and people that work for the company."
"Ann Benjamin Camp through TCRC is my son’s favorite camp. If you ask him what he likes the most he will tell you – everything. He likes being with all of the kids, overnight, having fun, and doing what any other young person enjoys doing. He loves the structured activities and the counselors. Last year when I went to pick him up, he didn’t want to leave. He is involved in many other activities and when I asked him which camp he wants to continue attending, without hesitation he said , ANN BENJAMIN!"
"Alex lives in East Peoria and graduated from Morton High School in 2012. During his years in high school, he had several part-time jobs including doing janitorial work at a local manufacturing company. Alex has Down’s Syndrome and qualified for job coaching through the state of Illinois. Unfortunately, he ran out of job coaching hours per state regulations and his employer let him go. TCRC re-opened his case in Competitive Employment and began working with him on job placement services. After several weeks and applications, Alex secured a job at Mission Mart in East Peoria. We assisted Alex in his placement for 90 days, slowly fading away hours until he was able to work completely independent! Alex loves his job and Mission Mart loves Alex."
-D. Smith – TCRC Employment Services Dept.
"Our Sight Center received a call from a gentleman who was referred by Illinois Eye Center. This gentleman, Mike, is a retired doctor who has taken up the hobby of making flies for fishing. They are extremely small gadgets, usually less than ½ inch and Mike was having difficulty seeing the detail in his work. He visited our clinic and we tried many different options for him. We decided on a special type of eye glasses with magnified lenses to help him. We then took Mike to magnified Vision to show him CCTV’s. Mike had no idea anything like this ever existed and began discussing how many people he knew could benefit from this type of technology because they were unable to make flies like him. Mike is in currently exploring the possibility of writing an article for a fishing magazine highlighting how TCRC began the process of him continuing his independence!"