HANOVER PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, joined staff and volunteers from the Hanover Park Park District (HPPD, Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), and Clearbrook recently to visit the new PURSUIT Adult Day Program facility in Hanover Park.

“Individuals with disabilities are cut off from receiving services from public school districts at the age of 22, and many families in our community that are desperately in need of services often don’t have the financial means to provide them,” said Crespo. “That’s why I took action and voted for a bipartisan, balanced budget that ensures programs like these are funded. So I want to thank the Hanover Park Park District Board and Executive Director Rick Wulbecker for working to provide a PURSUIT facility in the Hanover Park community.”

Two of the largest service providers for individuals with disabilities in the northwest suburbs, Clearbrook and Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), recently began their PURSUIT Adult Day Program operations in the Hanover Park community. The program serves adults with disabilities who have transitioned out of high school and are in need of services. In the past, PURSUIT programs have brought in specialty instructors to teach classes on subjects ranging from cooking to computer skills and dog training. Its goal is to provide a unique experience for its participants through collaboration with local businesses and community organizations. The program is approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS), and participants can use Medicaid Waiver funding to help cover costs. Through the collaboration of state agencies and future donations, all costs related to it, including the facility, staff, and supplies will be fully funded for years to come.

For more information on the PURSUIT Adult Day Program, individuals can visit www.nwsra.org/pursuit

Aidan Kurkcu (Lead DSP in the room, full-time Clearbrook employee), Kelsey Glazik (DSP in the room), Robin McNaughton (DSP in the room), Amaris Torices (DSP in the room), State Rep. Fred Crespo, Trisha Palmieri (Full-time NWSRA Adult Day Program Coordinator), Jordan Ross (full-time NWSRA Program Specialist), Rick Wulbecker (Executive Director Hanover Park Park District).

Rep Fred CrespoRep Fred Crespo

(D-Hoffman Estates)
44th District

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