People with Disabilities & Their Families

From social opportunities and residential options like community-based group living, we work to make our community inclusive and accessible for all.

Services include home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, respite support and relief, specialized recreational camps, Sibshops©; social and recreational activities for Jewish adults with disabilities; support, assistance and training for independent living, legal advocacy and educational and support groups covering a variety of topics of interest to people with disabilities, family members and professionals.

Encompass uses person-centered planning to facilitate a full array of financially sustainable, community-based, best-practice services and supports to achieve independent, satisfying lives for Jewish adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. As of July 1, Encompass is officially part of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF). For more information, contact Jodi Newmark at 312.357.4959.

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Community Education

Community Education

Workshops on disabilities-related topics and issues

Education and information to enhance understanding, empathy, service and leadership for people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. 

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Legal Advocacy Center

Legal Advocacy Center

Consultation, information, referrals and legal representation

Experts in special education law, mental health and developmental disabilities law, and adult guardianship law.

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Self-Directed Assistance, Personal Support, and more...

Home-based Waiver

Self-Directed Assistance, Personal Support, and more...

Learn how to design and purchase home-based services through the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Residential Supports & Consumer-Directed CILAs

Residential Supports & Consumer-Directed CILAs

Creating independence

Our consumer-directed CILA model focuses on individual choice and family partnering. Many families and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities are actively involved with JCFS Chicago planning and facilitating natural connections for individuals who would like to live together.

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