Trinity Services, Inc., founded in 1950, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides the highest quality, person-directed services and supports to people with disabilities and mental illness so that they may flourish and live full and abundant lives.
Today, Trinity is a fully accredited human service organization that serves more than 3,500 children and adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities or mental health needs. Services include a school, residential options, adult learning programs, in-home supports, employment services, a therapeutic horseback riding program, respite services, a drop-in center for working persons, and a wide range of therapeutic services.
Trinity's Behavioral Health program was established in 1991 to support people diagnosed with a mental illness or dually diagnosed with a mental illness and a developmental disability to live as independently as possible. The program has four major components: community living services, intensive outpatient programs, employment services and traditional therapy supports for families and individuals.
Trinity has a presence in 31 Illinois communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Madison, Peoria, Jackson and St. Clair counties, as well as in Reno, Nevada.
Over the years, Trinity Services has been nationally recognized in many publications and honored by many organizations. Read more. . .
Trinity School in Joliet, Illinois, was founded in 1950 by a dedicated group of parents of children with developmental disabilities.
Trinity Services eventually created a "developmental training" program (now known as an Adult Learning Program) for those former schoolchildren
who had reached adulthood. Trinity continued to operate both programs for over 30 years. By 1987, the organization could serve as many as 50 individuals with its staff of 33 people.
In 1987, Art Dykstra joined the organization as CEO. Trinity began a major transition in order to also serve adults in residential settings. The first group home home opened in 1989. From there, the organization grew rapidly as the need for services grew. Today, Trinity is the largest provider of residential services for persons with developmental disabilities in Illinois.
In 1994, Trinity began to develop programs for persons with persistent mental illness. Trinity's Behavioral Health team was uniquely prepared to serve individuals who also had a mild developmental disability, or a dual diagnosis
. Today, this specialized program remains one of the few available in the United States. In 2010, Trinity expanded its Behavioral Health services and now provides crisis prevention and intervention across Illinois through the ICPN
Visit the leadership page
to learn more about Art Dykstra, Trinity's CEO for more than 25 years. Or, send him an e-mail
Trinity Services, Inc. receives funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Illinois Office of Rehabilitation Services, the United Way, and tuition reimbursement from local school districts.
Trinity is also supported by donations from foundations, corporations, businesses, service organizations, religious organizations, and individuals.
You can find information on how to donate online by clicking here: Give Today.