Skokie, IL - The Douglas Center welcomed, Amy Gregorio, Mrs. International on Monday, June 23, 2014. Mrs. Gregorio received a tour of The Douglas Center where she graciously met program participants from the many programs provided by the center. Mrs. Gregorio provided personally autographed photos for each program participant.
Mrs. Gregorio is an Emmy-nominated journalist and Northfield mom of two. Her passion is advocating for the interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. Mrs. Gregorio has worked with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and served as a volunteer.
The Douglas Center, a non-profit organization located in Skokie, Illinois, provides day programs for individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. The center offers pre-vocational skills and work training (including sheltered workshops), Supported Employment program, “Art From The Heart” Creations program, “Young at Heart” Seniors program as well as developmental rehabilitation for adults of all ages.
The Douglas Center opened its doors in 1999. Today, they provide a home away from home for the many hard working and dedicated individuals it serves. Their comprehensive programming, clinical services, training programs, employment opportunities and Seniors programs are focused on assisting each individual in the management of their disabilities and building of self-esteem while developing and/or improving existing social, work and independent living skills. The Douglas Center serves individuals living with disabilities in the Chicago Metropolitan and suburban area.
“Our clients and the dedicated staff of caring professionals are honored and thrilled to have had Miss International visit The Douglas Center, “stated Rifath Khan, Chief Executive Officer of The Douglas Center. “We offer our sincere thanks to Mrs. Gregorio and to the Mrs. International Pageant for their continued support of The Douglas Center”.