Stories

Partner Profile: Mariano’s

When James Haugen, Human Resources Manager for Mariano’s, was honored at Orchard Village’s Golf Classic in July, his simple statement—"We’re all meant to work”—truly resonated. Since 2014, Mariano’s stores have given ...

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Client Vacations

We all need to get away from our routines from time to time, to see and experience new things, and to relax and recharge. For many years, through semi-annual vacations, Orchard Village has given intermittent CILA (community integrated ...

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“Just Being Me”

Adults with developmental disabilities are often given few opportunities for full creative expression—yet they have so much of importance to tell us. In 2016, a group of Orchard Village’s residential clients were given just such an ...

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Special Olympians

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This quote is what our athletes at Orchard Village aspire to each time they compete in the Spring/Summer games each year since we re-started the OV team in 2007. In 2016, ...

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Growing and Thriving

In 2013, Orchard Village proudly (and successfully!) planted for the first time an urban organic garden on its Skokie administrative campus. The quarter-acre “farm,” tended by staff, clients and volunteers, has increased its ...

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