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

  • 24th Annual Tom O'Reilly Memorial Golf Classic

    Join some American icons like Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty, Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, Rosie the Riveter, Abraham Lincoln and more for a day of fun Thursday, May 18, at Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park to benefit Trinity Services, Inc.

    Your registration fee includes a gift, lunch buffet, a bucket of range balls, pop, beer and snacks on the course, dinner awards, a complimentary specialty drink and cigar on holes 5 and 16, and more!

    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    10:30 to Noon: Registration/bucket of range balls
    11 to 11:45: Buffet lunch
    Noon: Shotgun start
    5:30 p.m.: Cocktails and silent auction
    6 p.m.: Dinner and awards

    Cost is $195 per golfer/$780 per foursome and $50 for dinner only.

    Click here for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

    RSVP to Trinity’s Development Office by May 6 at (815) 717-3750.

  • 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.

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