Executive Director Patti Gratton has issued the following statement:

“In response to COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Human Services of Developmental Disabilities is taking extra precautions to keep individuals with disabilities safe during this time. They have informed us that we must close day services beginning March 17 through April 15th. Therefore, the CWTC workshop will be closed to ALL consumers.

If there are any changes to this directive, we will inform you as quickly as possible. You may also check our Facebook page and/or website (www.cwtc.org) for any updates.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we navigate these difficult times. We are closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. You may email me at pgratton@cwtc.org and contact me by phone 309-686-3300, ext. 203.”

As we continue to monitor the bulletins and news regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we felt it was necessary to postpone our Inspiring Abilities Art Show scheduled for March 24th. While it is one of our most-anticipated events of the year, our goal is to help keep our community safe. We will announce a new date soon. We appreciate your understanding and hope you will join us and our artists when the new date is announced. Thank you for your continued support of adults with disabilities!

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!

CWTC presented our annual “Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction” Tuesday evening, September 10, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria. The theme was “S’mores & Flannel,” with everyone dressing in their favorite flannel attire. The evening festivities paid tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC and have contributed in extraordinary ways. Karen Haney gave a moving tribute about her brother Chris, and our consumers walked away with very well-deserved accolades and smiles. It was a great night for everyone and you can catch some of the highlights here!

Embassy Suites, East Peoria, on September 10, 2019 there will be Cocktails & Silent Auction 5:00 p.m.     Dinner 6:00 p.m.

This special dinner is our way of celebrating our participants and gives us the opportunity to showcase the outstanding partnerships and collaborations within our community.

CWTC presented the “Inspiring Abilities Art Show,” Wednesday, May 8th at the Peoria Art Guild in Peoria. The evening showcased the many talents of our CWTC consumers through their paintings and pottery. Pieces were on display and sold in a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the artist and the program. The evening also featured music from Sarah & the Underground, as well as painting and pottery mini-sessions, where attendees learned different techniques from Jody Tockes of the Hive and Jacob Grant of Wheel Art Pottery in Peoria.

CWTC held our annual “CWTC Bowl-A-Thon” fundraiser at Landmark Recreation Center in Peoria, Saturday, March 16, 2019! All money raised goes directly to programs and services for CWTC consumers. Thank you for your support!