Seguin is committed to integrate, enrich, and empower people with disabilities and other special needs, so they can be productive, valued members of society.
"Seguin Services is committed to integrate, enrich, and empower adults and children with disabilities and other special needs so that they can be productive, valued members of society."
Seguin Services is a not-for-profit agency that leads its peers in innovation. Seguin provides services to adults and children with developmental disabilities and other special needs in metropolitan Chicago so that they may live, work and socialize as their neighbors do and become productive, valued members of society. Each member of Seguin's family is valued as a unique individual having much to offer. Seguin programs include community employment, homes, and life skills and enrichment classes to help adults live more independently in their communities. For children, Seguin offers foster care, adoption, and educational services regardless of severe emotional, behavioral, intellectual or medical challenges. Seguin enriches lives in a way that ultimately benefits everyone in the community.
Seguin is a pacesetter for leading-edge services and balances this with care and compassion in all that they do. Community employment for its participants is available through local employers and Seguin's entrepreneurial ventures, SEGUINWORKS. Through partnerships, SEGUINWORKS creates businesses that employ adults with the severest disabilities and generates income that is reinvested into other Seguin services. Participants can hone their skills in preparation for seeking employment in the community. Seguin's innovative array of services also includes community living arrangements of 62 homes in 21 communities. This allows residents to live in a family-like setting while receiving individualized care.
Seguin has an annual budget of approximately $24 million and provides daily services to approximately 400 adults and 200 children. Seguin employs over 600 people, of whom nearly 500 (83%) are direct care workers serving Seguin participants.