CCAR Industries is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities in their homes, at work, and in the community. Our mission is to provide community-based services and supports that enhance the quality of life of East Central Illinois citizens with developmental disabilities and/or other functional limitations throughout their lifespan. We were founded in 1969 by a local parent’s organization and value that continued family involvement.
We employ over 100, well-trained, and compassionate staff. Our direct support personnel receive 120 hours of training upon hire while our professional staff are required to complete annual continuing education requirements. Our staff members are fully background-checked and credentialed by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Recently receiving our 14th consecutive accreditation from CARF International, our team is committed to excellence in service. We take pride in providing quality services that promote independence and individual growth.
We would like to thank everyone who sent emails and made phone calls to their Illinois legislators, advocating for increases in the FY-2021 budget for intellectual and developmental disabilities service providers. We’re told that legislators received a record number of contacts from their constituents. Though increases are included in the current budget, it could be revised to compensate for COVID-19 losses. In addition, the federal government supplies approximately 50% of the money used to fund Illinois providers’ services and wages. Thus, Illinois will need to ask the federal government to approve the increase before funds are released. This could take several months with no guarantees. We will be watching this closely as it moves through the various channels. Again, we thank you for your continued advocacy and support on our behalf.