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.

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

  • An Evening of Holiday Music — Fourth Annual Concert Gala

    Please join us for "An Evening of Holiday Music" at our Fourth Annual Concert Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook to support our mission to help people with disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives.

    Click here to purchase tickets, to purchase a program book ad or to sponsor the event.

    This showcase of holiday music paired with dinner and fantastic company is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. 

    This year's event features the Western Springs School for Talent Education Allegro!!! Violin Ensemble.

    Tickets are $140 per person. Call (815) 717-3750 or email sladislas@trinity-services.org to find out more about how you can help with the event.


    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Winter Wonderland - $5,000
    Full-page color ad in the program book
    Business logo posted on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Eight complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Sleigh Bells - $4,000
    Full-page color ad in the program book
    Business name on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Six complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Boughs of Holly - $2,000
    Full-page B&W ad in the program book
    Business name on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Four complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Mistletoe - $2,000
    Half-page B&W ad in the program book
    Business name on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Two complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Program Book Advertisement Opportunities:
    Full-page color $1,000 (7.5” W x 9.75” H)
    Full-page B&W $500 (7.5” W x 9.75” H)
    1/2-page B&W $250 (7.5” W x 4.875” H)
    1/4-page B&W $200 (3.75” W x 4.875” H)
    1/8-page business card/celebration B&W $100 (3.75”W x 2.4375” H)
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