Search is a large and growing family of more than 600 consumers, 280 staff members, and 38 program locations stretching from the southwest side of Chicago to the northern suburbs of Waukegan and Mt. Prospect. A community-based non-profit, Search has been at the forefront of providing unparalleled services for adults with developmental disabilities for over 40 years.
Our programs include around-the-clock supported living, full or part-time adult learning, community-based and in-house vocational services, as well as recreation services, offering day trips to fun destinations locally, and Search for Adventure, our unique extended travel program. We also provide Home-Based Support Service Facilitation for families with this kind of funding.
We are experienced and certified. Search, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF accreditation means Search has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that we meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality -- an endorsement that Search conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.
We are all about empowering people. Search, Inc. is a community-based non-profit providing personalized support services for adults with developmental disabilities. Our vision is a world where people with developmental disabilities live, learn, work and play alongside everybody else as valued members of the community.
We have a compelling mission and strong values. Search's mission is to empower persons with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community, and lead rich, rewarding lives. We fulfill this mission by living our values. - Offer our consumers rich experiences and opportunities to lead active, fun, and inclusive lives. - Promote greater inclusion and access to the community for persons with developmental disabilities. - Respect, empower and reward employees. - Cultivate financial sustainability through social enterprise, steady growth and astute budget planning. - Engage in honest, ethical and non-discriminatory business practices.