Trilogy Clients Meet Governor Quinn as he Announces Federal $12 Million HUD Award to Advance Supportive Housing Efforts in Illinois
Trilogy Program Director, Elisabeth Klaasen along with Supportive Housing advocates, Bennie W. and Brenda F., joined Governor Pat Quinn as he announced an $11.98 million award that "will strengthen Illinois’ efforts to allow people with disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice."
In 2012, Trilogy was chosen by the State of IL to be a Williams Class Member provider—one of only five statewide community organizations assisting men and women, who have lived in a nursing home setting for large portions of their lives, with the transition into their own apartments. Since October 2012, Trilogy has assisted more than 55 individuals with their move from nursing homes into their own residences. These people are now shopping for their own food, making meals for themselves and doing all the things so many of us take for granted as we go about our daily lives. They are engaged in employment activities and working—some, for the first time in their lives, and learning to live independently. We support Gov. Quinn in his efforts to ensure that more individuals have the opportunity to live healthy and independent lives.