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"Misericordia residents are bursting with Creativity" 

10 DAYS AGO  |  Linda Buchalo

"Misericordia residents are bursting with Creativity"  

An important part of the Community Day Services program, the Misericordia art department offers residents the chance to explore various forms of art. If you’ve attended the Artist in All event at the Art Institute, you know that Misericordia residents are bursting with creativity and that the staff in the art department have a knack for bringing out that talent.

This is a behind-the-scenes look at the art department, which occupies six ma...

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Meet the New CILA Director

27 DAYS AGO  |  Kathryn Moery
Meet the New CILA Director

Meet the New CILA Director

Last August, Misericordia welcomed Katie Peterson as the director of the fourteen CILA homes located in Chicago and neighboring suburbs. What you may not know is that Katie has grown up with Misericordia. Misericordia runs in her family. Her husband, Evan is the QIDP at Shannon. They, along with their two young children, George and Joanna, lived at the Eisenberg home for three years. Her son was born on Family Fest day in 2016 and baby Joanna’s first home was Eisenberg....

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DT? CDS? What’s the Difference?

27 DAYS AGO  |  Sarah Marie Guski
DT? CDS? What’s the Difference?

DT? CDS? What’s the Difference?

Last year, Developmental Training (DT) was officially renamed Community Day Services (CDS). Why did this happen? The change was mandated by the State of Illinois. The new name is actually a more accurate reflection of the scope of programming that occurs within the CDS day. Misericordia has long provided an array of CDS programs that go well beyond training. While the name has changed, the community-focused outlook of the program remains unchanged.

CDS’ priority con...

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Misericordia • MFA • SIBS News

MFA Bylaws

10 DAYS AGO  |  Laurie and Bill McCarthy

MFA Bylaws

After reviewing the current MFA Bylaws, the Bylaws committee has made a few recommended changes. In addition to stylistically reformatting the document, the two most significant changes are:

1. Expanded financial controls designed to ensure that the MFA financial processing and record keeping are fully transparent and at the highest standards of not-for-profit organizations. 

2. Specific approval of online meetings and elections.

The revised draft Bylaws document is located on the&nb...

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Together for Choice - Act Now!

10 DAYS AGO  |  Geana Connelly

Together for Choice - Act Now! 

Act now to protect employment opportunities for our loved ones with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities! 

IT WILL ONLY TAKE YOU A MINUTE  

Congress is currently considering a bill that will phase out Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This provision has been in existence for over 80 years and has promoted employment of individuals with significant intellectual disabilities.  The phase out of Section 14(c) will ...

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Campus Connections - Employee Newsletter February 2021

10 DAYS AGO  |  Mary Pat O'Brien

Campus Connections - Employee Newsletter  

Misericordia has created a monthly newsletter for staff called  Campus Connections . It is designed to highlight the many facets of Misericordia, as a way to help staff stay in the know and keep them informed about organizational policies, programs, opportunities and growth.We thought this would be of interest to Misericordia Families as well.

Click here  to view the February 2021, Vol. 1, Issue 2 newsletter.

 

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Margaret Dillon shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 6 days ago

February 4th vaccination day- staff in the blinding snow to keep everyone safe- incredible day- incredible staff! Thanks Misericordia!

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Bravo Judy Wall! This Community of Believers Article is "spot on". Excellent work.
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Stephen Dee is friends with Jim Capraro

I took this photo last year at Christmastime, and since I haven't had a chance to be at Misericordia in the evening lately to take this years,... Show more

I took this photo last year at Christmastime, and since I haven't had a chance to be at Misericordia in the evening lately to take this years, thought I'd bring this one back for an encore.
Bill Great photo. Nicely done and thanks for sharing it! 3 weeks ago
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Another Village Art Fair favorite- Andrew Battle (with mom and dad Dana and Brian). Went for an arm tattoo painting rather than a face painting- too... Show more

Another Village Art Fair favorite- Andrew Battle (with mom and dad Dana and Brian). Went for an arm tattoo painting rather than a face painting- too cool for school! Until we meet again!

Ridge Avenue Bakery progress. Looks like baking might commence Summer 2021.

Ridge Avenue Bakery progress.  Looks like baking might commence Summer 2021.
Sue and Wes Mika Looks fantastic! 2 months ago
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On this cold, rainy afternoon- thought you might like to see some sunny smiles- the Huss family!! Until we meet again!!

On this cold, rainy afternoon- thought you might like to see some sunny smiles- the Huss family!! Until we meet again!!
Jim Capraro commented on Margaret Dillon's photo 3 months ago

That jubilant person is Kathy Engler

A couple of my favorites-including our current fearless leaders- the McCarthy's!

Jim Capraro is friends with Kathy Engler

Margaret Dillon shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 3 months ago

A couple of my favorites-including our current fearless leaders- the McCarthy's!

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Margaret Dillon shared 3 photos in the Stream Photos album 3 months ago

A few more faces, a few more memories until we meet again. Sammie Metz and family, Britt Rickerson and family, Eleanor Faber and family- all... Show more

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Since we are not able to gather these days- thought you might like to see some photos from a trip down memory lane- until we can meet again! Sharon... Show more

Since we are not able to gather these days- thought you might like to see some photos from a trip down memory lane- until we can meet again! Sharon and Jim Solomon with Krissie!! Family Fest 2017
Jim Capraro This picture should be next to the word "Joy" in the dictionary. 3 months ago
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Jim Capraro shared 2 photos in the Stream Photos album 3 months ago

Wow, just wow!!!

Before and after at 6142 North Ridge. You can almost smell the heart shaped brownies!
(click on the pictures to enlarge). Make a...
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Margaret Dillon I can smell the heart shaped brownies (my favorite)- but fewer calories this way! 3 months ago
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Brian Kearney "...I can smell the heart shaped brownies (my favorite)- but fewer calories this way!" (❁´◡`❁) - Yes, better than White Castles (when as a younger... Show more 3 months ago
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Beth's apartment staff decorated their door with a fun "I am thankful for..." project, a leaf for each gal. Staff helped Beth pick hers and they got it... Show more

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It was so nice to get to see Beth in person a couple weekends ago on a beautiful Fall day at Misericordia. Hadn't been able to see her for 6 weeks... Show more

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Jim Capraro Wow, the colors on campus are stunning right now. So happy for Beth and mom. 4 months ago
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