Trinity Services, Inc

Overview

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About Us

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.

Trinity 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, social centers, and a wide range of therapeutic services.

Trinity's Behavioral Health program was established in 1991. Services are designed to support a person to live as independently as possible. The program has four major components: community living services, intensive outpatient programs, employment services and traditional therapy supports.

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. . . 

History

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 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 enhanced its programs for persons with persistent mental illness. Trinity's Behavioral Health team were now specially trained to serve a person with mental illness who also has 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. It now provides crisis prevention and intervention services across Illinois via the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network.

Executive Director

Visit the leadership page to learn more about Art Dykstra, Trinity's CEO for more than 25 years. Or, send him an e-mail.

 

Funding/Contributions

Trinity Services, Inc. receives funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services (the Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Division of Rehabilitation Services, and the Division of Mental Health), as well as the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family 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 will find information about donating online here: Give Today.

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Upcoming Events

  • 28th Annual Dinner Dance & Auction

    Please join us for a night of fellowship, fine dining, dancing, and silent and live auctions at our 28th Annual Dinner Dance & Auction, Saturday, Sept. 16, at Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. 
    This year's theme is "Havana Nights."
    The evening starts with cocktails at 5 p.m.

    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Platinum - $5,000
    Full-page color ad in the program book
    Business logo posted on Trinity Services' website
    10 complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Gold - $3,000
    Full-page color ad in the program book
    Business name on the Trinity Services website
    Six complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Silver - $2,000
    Full-page BW ad in the program book
    Business name on the Trinity Services website
    Four complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Bronze - $1,000
    Half-page BW ad in the program book
    Business name on the Trinity Services website
    Two complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Ad Information:
    Full-page color $500 7.5” W x 9.75” H
    Full-page BW $300 7.5” W x 9.75” H
    1/2-page BW $200 7.5” W x 4.875” H
    1/4-page BW $100 3.75” W x 4.875” H
    1/8-page business card/celebration BW $50 3.75”W x 2.4375” H

    We hope that you will help us make this event a success by contributing a new, unused item for the silent or live auction. All items donated are 100% tax deductible.
    Some popular auction items from past years have included: tickets to sporting events, autographed sports paraphernalia, vacation packages (or airline miles), tools, theater tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, jewelry, wine, kids’ fun baskets, pet baskets, and electronics (iPad, Kindle, wireless sound systems, smart TV, etc.)
    Please drop off or mail your item(s) by Friday, Aug. 25, to 301 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL 60451.
    If you need Trinity staff to pick up your donation, please call 815-717-3750.

    Please check back for ticket information as it becomes available, or call (815) 717-3750.
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