Who We Are:

We are a not-for-profit organization with over 30 years experience working with people with developmental disabilities. We are nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.

Not only do we provide employment opportunities for the people we serve, but also for our community. The wages we pay enhance our local economy by over 2 million dollars a year. Many local businesses are supported through our services. It might be providing: workers, to complete assemblies in our plant, a janitorial crew to clean offices, or workers with disabilities to stock shelves in a local business. We are a vital service in many different ways for southern Illinois.

 

Services We Provide:

Residential service for children and adults with developmental disabilities including respite and family support.

Day programs for adults with disabilities including group activity programs, vocational training, sheltered employment, and community placement.

Meet Janine and Diane

Friends For Life

We are best friends, coworkers and apartment mates. Diane loves country music, spending time with her boyfriend and going places with her family. I love musicals, travel and spending time with my family. Five Star works to provide us with a live that we love.

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Working

Working

We are definitely working women! We make LUNKER LURES and assemble things for local factories. We get paid by the piece, so we can work at our own pace. We’re both pretty fast! We also learn job skills that we can use in the community. We love our jobs and we make money so that [...]

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Housing

Housing

We live in our own apartment, which Five Star manages. We watch TV and sometimes scary movies. We are both great cooks! We like to invite our friends to visit us. Five Star has staff around to help us with the things we need help with and to make sure that we are OK.

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Independent Living

Independent Living

Staff help us show, pay our bills, go to the bank and other things we need help with. We plan fun things to do with our friends. Staff helps us go to the places we decide on. We like to go bowling, out to eat, see movies and plays and sing karaoke. Our all time [...]

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