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Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center

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Address:

2001 N. Clybourn Chicago IL 60614 USA

Mission:

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.

Target demographics:

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:

Greater Chicago

Programs:

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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773-973-7900
http://www.anixter.org

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Reviews for Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

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!

 
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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.

 
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Came here to volunteer with DePaul and it was a great new learning experience! Highly recommend people volunteer!

 
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My sister has been a client of anixter center for 15 years. Only wondetful stories and experienecs and deciated staff.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was able to support and help organize a dance event for the Anixter center. It was awesome to get to know the folks and truly see how our work impacts their lives in a positive way.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Anixter Center is a great place! I've enjoyed everytime I've come out here to help the center out and to have fun with the clients. I couldn't be happier with what they're doing!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My nephew is severely autistic and at age 22 had aged out of the health services system. But my family's needs did not simply end because he was now legally on his own. We needed help to create a continued learning environment as well as a safe home for him. Anixter Center has provided that for him and for many other young adults. THANK YOU.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more staff

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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