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Trinity Services joins up with Special Connections of Grundy County

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Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 9:38 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 2, 2014 9:43 p.m. CDT
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(From left) Trinity Director of Fund Development Sherry Ladislas, Trinity Executive Director Art Dykstra, state Sen. Sue Rezin, state Rep. John Anthony, Trinity Director/Special Connections Board President Jennifer Price and Supported Employment Director Kevin Schaefer pose for a photo after discussing Trinity's new services being offered in Grundy County.

MORRIS – New Lenox-based Trinity Services Inc. has teamed up with Special Connections of Grundy County to extend services and provide a physical presence in the area.

Trinity is now sharing office space with Special Connections at 1539 W. Route 6 in Morris, and is staffed part time by employees from its New Lenox corporate office. Trinity is a nonprofit that provides services for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and people with mental illness.

A need was present in Grundy County and joining forces with Special Connections just made sense, Trinity Executive Director Art Dykstra said in the news release. Trinity has begun offering a Supported Employment Program and Respite Services in Grundy. A community needs assessment will be done to map out further growth.

Endorsing the new partnership, state Rep. John Anthony, R-Plainfield, said in the release, “Trinity is an outstanding organization with dedicated staff and volunteers who make a difference each and every day. I look forward to advocating together and celebrating the families with special needs who contribute so much to the life of our community.”

Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, echoed Anthony’s feelings.

“The services that Trinity Services provides for children and adults are needed by many and provide a great relief for those with developmental disabilities and their caregivers, she said in the news release. “I will support this organization in any way I can and I certainly appreciate the work they are doing for the people of Grundy County and the surrounding areas.”

Businesses interested in learning more about offering Supported Employment opportunities to people with disabilities, or for information about other programs, may call Jennifer Price at 815-941-1503 or email jprice@trinity-services.org.

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