CCAR Industries is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. 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 originally founded in 1969 by a local parents’ organization that hoped to increase adult opportunities for their children who were leaving school. Over the past 50 years, we have experienced many challenges and achievements as we have grown to meet the ever-changing needs of those who we serve.  We continue to value the choices and input of individuals and their families. Care, Compassion, Acceptance and Respect are the heart of our services.

If you have questions about our services, we’re always just a phone call or email away! Feel free to contact us at (217) 348-0127 or email us.



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Did you know that CCAR Industries has a recycling program? Individuals at our Lincoln Avenue Community Day Services Program earn wages while sorting, tearing, and shredding paper products. In Fiscal Year 2021, we recycled 348,567 pounds of paper material. In previous (non-COVID) years, we recycled close to 1 million pounds!

Our service is FREE to the community! Unfortunately, we cannot accept plastic items, but we welcome books and other paper products that are free of food residue. You can drop-off your items between 9 am – 2 pm on Monday – Friday (excluding holidays) at 1600 Lincoln Avenue (behind Pagliai’s Pizza). If you have questions or would like to drop-off items that need to be shredded, please contact Heidi Logue at 217-348-0127 ext. 703.