Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center
Rating: 5 stars 22 22 reviews 1,061
2001 N. Clybourn Chicago IL 60614 USA
The mission of the Lester and Rosalie ANIXTER CENTER is to provide an array or supports and services for people with disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community.
people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges (i.e. being deaf)
Direct beneficiaries per year:
nearly 8,000 children, teens, adults, and seniors with a broad spectrum of disabilities-most of whom are living at or below the federal poverty level.
Geographic areas served:
Employment Services (Job training, readiness, competitive placement), Education (Stuart G. Ferst Therapeutic Day School, Jack Ehrlich Adult Literacy Program, Lekotek-early intervention for young children with special needs), Health (Chicago Hearing Society's (CHS) Hearing Health Clinic and Hearing Aid Bank, Addiction Recovery and Mental Health Services for deaf and hearing individuals, CALOR-Outreach, Education, Prevention ), Community Support (Community integration for adults with developmental disabilities, New Focus (a program for adults with traumatic brain injuries)
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1 person found this review helpful
I recently volunteered some time at the Anixter Center. ALL of the people there were so great and there was such a great vibe to the place. Smiles were everywhere and it was truly a great day and a day I won't soon forget. Really impressed and inspired by the time I spent there!
I have volunteered at the Anixter Center for the past 4 years with my company MB Financial Bank. This place is amazing!! The staff & clients are wonderful. I am so blessed to volunteer at such an amazing organization.
I volunterred at the Anixter center for my corporate day of caring. It was a fantastic experience to interact with everyone there. I think the staff at this center do an awesome job and do a great job in providing care and help clients in their care be independent. I will be back here soon to volunteer.
I have now been a volunteer tutor for the Anixter Adult Literacy program for nearly 2 years. It has truly been a life changing experience. I have grown to love and admire my student. The staff at Anixter are passionate and dedicated - and go above and beyond to be sure that I have the tools, resources, and support I need to be a tutor. It is a very, very special place and organization and I hope in the future I can spend more volunteer time.
We worked with the Anixter Center for our corporate volunteer day. We had 60 of our employees engage with clients on carnival games, bingo and crafts. It was an amazing day. The Center staff is so welcoming, well organized and just wonderful people to work with. Our employees loved meeting the clients and had so much fun getting to know them. We also helped the Center with cleaning, organizing and painting projects. We had very positive feedback from our employees - they just loved being part of giving back to this organization that is doing to much for our community! Please consider supporting them with your corporate philanthropy and volunteerism.
Came here to volunteer with DePaul and it was a great new learning experience! Highly recommend people volunteer!
My sister has been a client of anixter center for 15 years. Only wondetful stories and experienecs and deciated staff.
I am a past board member, current donor and volunteer for Anixter Center. I continue to be impressed with the array of services (birth to cane) that is offered to clients. Clients and family members of clients are able to maintain a consistent level of services through various life stages. The Anixter Teams a part of the family.
My son was a client of Anixter Center and received wonderful and empathetic service. Anixter Center provides top notch services in a friendly and positive environment.
1 person found this review helpful
I'm proud to say that my story with the Anixter Center truly spans my entire lifetime! My family has been a recipient of Anixter's services through the Chicago Hearing Society for decades. When I had the opportunity to give back to the Anixter Center through volunteering, I jumped at the chance! Since the center offers such a variety of services to people, it also offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer and directly impact the lives of the clients. This place is truly the definition of community, where clients and volunteers can work together in an inclusive and enabling environment to positively contribute to each others' lives, and the community at large!