Executive Director Patti Gratton has issued CWTC’s Pandemic Response Plan. You can see it HERE!
This year, we enjoyed a modified Thanksgiving Luncheon, and
presented a few achievement awards that we would normally present
at our annual dinner in September.
At the end of the presentations, the staff from Caterpillar Morton
presented CWTC with a very cool bench, commemorating our 60th
anniversary. The entire bench was made from Caterpillar parts!
CWTC continued our 60th Anniversary celebration giving back to the community by “Painting A Plow” earlier today in the CWTC parking lot.
The city of Peoria Public Works Paint a Plow program allows Peoria organizations to paint a Peoria Public Works snowplow blade with messages of winter, snow and ice safety, City or community pride or patriotism. CWTC Inspiring Artist program consumers Shanika and Jeff painted the metal canvas, in collaboration with the Peoria Art Guild and Jody Tockes from the Hive providing oversight and instruction. The project was made possible through the Peoria Art Guild’s Community Arts Grant.
The blades will be mounted to a plow truck and used to fight snow and winter weather. Look for ours, hopefully, not too soon!
Consumers, guardians, family members,
The Illinois Department of Human Services is allowing Day programs to have a “soft opening” beginning August 1, 2020. What does this mean? All day service providers are allowed to have no more than 25 consumers in the building at one time. On September first we will be allowed to have 50 consumers in the building at one time. We are slowing integrating consumers back into day services on alternating schedules. The staff at CWTC will personally notify you when you are able to return to work.
CWTC is continuing to implement safety practices for consumers and staff. Examples of this include but are not limited to: social distancing markers, increased signage, temperature checks of all consumers, staff and visitors, masks to be worn, and many, many more precautions. We realize these are unprecedented times and we are doing our best to keep everyone safe and appreciate your cooperation. Many procedures have changed at CWTC and we will continue to review these when individuals return to day services.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience and understanding. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The IDHS (Division of Rehabilitation Services) has produced a 12-minute video which discusses choices related to employment outcomes. Individuals served by CWTC who are involved in CWTC contract work are encouraged to view this video HERE!
CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton has issued a statement regarding CWTC’s family/visitor policy due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read here.
CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton has issued a statement regarding the company’s efforts to monitor and enact safeguards regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and influenza. Read more HERE.
It was another great night at the CWTC Super Trivia Challenge, Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria. Thank you to everyone who came out to help kick off our 60th Anniversary celebration and made it a very special evening, Thank you for your support of CWTC and adults with disabilities!
CWTC presented our “Pathway Awards” at our annual banquet at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria. The evening festivities paid tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC and have contributed in extraordinary ways.
This year’s awards and winners include:
Advocacy Award – Representative Ryan Spain
Ralph B. Fairchild Volunteer Award – Kendra Moses
Business Partnership Award – Howard & Howard
Employer of the Year – IADES
Robert Craig Friend of CWTC – Marlene Wyss-Wong
Community Partner – Peoria Art Guild
Thank you all for your support of adults with disabilities!