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  • Trinity Services Encourages Supporters to Share the Love this #GivingTuesday

    Nov 08, 2016

    NEW LENOX, IL — Trinity Services, Inc. has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and the celebration of generosity, for the fourth consecutive year.

    #GivingTuesday, which is always held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and holiday shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday, falls on Nov. 29 this year.

    Trinity Services participates in #GivingTuesday to raise funds for and awareness about its mission to help people with disabilities and mental illness live full, abundant lives. All funds raised will benefit the people Trinity serves through its wide range of programs and supports, including residential services, adult learning, behavioral health, supported employment, the Trinity School, autism services, respite care, crisis prevention and more.

    Through the generosity of The Coleman Foundation, this year, donations made online to Trinity Services by new donors on #GivingTuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. For donors who gave in 2015, The Coleman Foundation will match the difference between their donation made online this year on #GivingTuesday and their largest gift of last year. Donors who gave in 2014 or before but not in 2015 are considered new donors for matching purposes.

    Those interested in donating to or helping Trinity Services on #GivingTuesday can visit www.trinity-services.org and click the #GivingTuesday banner to view the campaign or share it on social media. This year, Trinity is using #ShareTheLove for its campaign.

    Trinity Services, Inc. is a 66-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in 30 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Peoria, Madison, Jackson and St. Clair counties, and Reno, Nevada. To learn more, visit www.trinity-services.org.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Meredith Dobes
    Communication and Media Development
    Trinity Services, Inc.
    (815) 320-7229
    mdobes@trinity-services.org

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  • Trinity Services to Present Third Annual Dinner and Concert Gala Dec. 2 in Oak Brook

    Nov 02, 2016

    NEW LENOX, IL — Trinity Services, Inc. is to offer its Third Annual Dinner and Concert Gala “An Evening of Holiday Music” at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest Road in Oak Brook.

    Guests can enjoy an evening of fine dining, fellowship, holiday music performances and a preferred raffle featuring the latest electronic devices, like Bose headphones, Apple watches, an Amazon Echo and more.

    The Concert Gala is held in Oak Brook each year to provide a fun event to DuPage County residents and raise awareness about the work Trinity Services does there, as well as in seven other counties in the state and Reno, Nevada.

    In DuPage County, Trinity provides residential services and counseling, and operates the Illinois Center for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Trinity has served DuPage County for 12 years.

    This year’s Concert Gala will focus on the many new, evolving ways Trinity is helping adults and children with disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Whether it is through enriching learning opportunities, unique social events or crisis intervention, Trinity focuses on its core philosophy of “Everything Counts” in all it offers and does.

    The Concert Gala will feature holiday music by pianist Pauline Angelini; guitarist Stephanie Tonnemacher, of Christ Church of Oak Brook; the Hinsdale Central Chamber Choir; and the Western Springs School for Talent Education Allegro!!! Violin Ensemble.

    Tickets are $125 per person and may be purchased online at www.trinity-services.org/concertgala or by calling (815) 717-3750.

    Trinity Services, Inc. is a 66-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in 30 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Peoria, Madison, Jackson and St. Clair counties, and Reno, Nevada. To learn more, visit www.trinity-services.org.

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    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Meredith Dobes
    Communication and Media Development
    Trinity Services, Inc.
    (815) 320-7229
    mdobes@trinity-services.org

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  • The Problem of Recruiting and Retaining Direct Support Professionals

    Dec 07, 2016
    Providing support services for 27,000 Illinois residents with developmental disabilities is an enormous challenge for the 350 plus community-based agencies responsible for their care. The families of individuals with developmental disabilities and the State of Illinois rely on these community agencies and their direct support professionals (DSPs) to provide that care. Unfortunately, recruiting DPSs has become more and more difficult for several reasons.
    1. The lack of adequate wages for DSPs has resulted in high turnover rates.
    2. There has been rapid growth in other jobs, especially health-related positions for those without a college degree.
    3. A DSP's job is often challenging.
    4. There are restrictions on who can perform the work for support persons with developmental disabilities.
    5. Many people who would be good DSP candidates can now find daytime or first shift positions in other work settings and do not want to work an evening or overnight shift.

    These recruitment issues have resulted in a catastrophic DSP staffing crisis that is negatively impacting the quality of services provided and threatens the health, safety and well-being of people with developmental disabilities.

    Organizations providing services, such as Trinity Services, are very concerned. A recent survey done by the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities found that 81% of Illinois agencies surveyed indicated that securing a stable and competent workforce was a serious concern and highest priority need identified by providers. However, resolving the problem has become even more difficult because of the rise in wages for other types of work.

    For example, the Chicago Tribune reported that Wal-Mart raised its minimum hourly wage to $10 and increased the average hourly wage for full-time workers to $13.38. Billboards have also recently appeared announcing that Macy's is now paying $12.70 per hour for an entry level employee. Amazon is opening another fulfillment center in northern Illinois soon. The struggle to recruit and retain DSPs in this environment is driving vacancy rates as high as 30%.​

    Illinois citizens must remind their legislators repeatedly of this inequity. The health and safety of residents with developmental disabilities is extremely important — and so are the people who support them.

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  • Increasing Ability through Technology

    Dec 11, 2015
    Technology is hot at Trinity Services, Inc. With help from great partners, like Ablelink Technologies, and Create Ability, people with disabilities are using the latest technologies to move toward more full and abundant living. Communication options, work skills, entertainment choices, and relationships are all enhanced with the use of computers, tablets, and even smart phones. Check out the video to see what is happening right now!

    https://youtu.be/MfDs-s4ydzs

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