In 1949, Lois Lloyd, founder of SHORE, began an informal organization to provide services for her daughter Patricia "Patty" and other children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in the north shore area. Services were provided in her Evanston home, which allowed networking with other parents who had children with similar needs. This innovative effort led to the formal incorporation in 1951 of the North Shore Association for Retarded Children.
Lois' energy and creative spirit generated further development of the organization leading to the establishment of the first public school program for children with moderate to severe, intellectual disabilities in the state of Illinois.
Today, SHORE provides a comprehensive array of services including small, scattered, integrated living arrangements, vocational center, senior and adult day programs, early intervention, in-home respite care, and service coordination. These programs are located in Evanston, Morton Grove and Skokie. Each year, nearly 400 individuals receive services with over 300 enrolled on a regular basis.
If you are interested in touring any of SHORE's facilities, please call (847) 982-2030 ext. 11 or 21.
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19th Annual Golf Outing - Friday, July 19th at Deerfield Golf Club in Riverwoods
Susan Hope Engel’s Film, “SHORE,” Selected Winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards.
Video produced last spring to commemorate the agency's 60th Anniversary. Click on the link http://www.shoreinc.org/video.htm for more information on the award to see the video. Congratulations Susan!
Ticket To Work
SHORE's Joseph Koenig, Sr. Training Center is an Employment Network (EN) for the Ticket to Work Program.
The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues tickets to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.
If you have a Ticket and you are interested in being considered for assistance with gaining community employment call at 847-581-0200 x 33.
Federal Employees Can Donate to SHORE Through the United Way
Through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) offered by the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, federal employees can donate to SHORE by designating the agency on their campaign form. SHORE's assigned CFC code is 23555. For more information please call (847) 982-2030 ext. 21.