Moultrie 
County 
Beacon, Inc


Providing day program, residential and home based support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, community-based mental health services to individuals with mental illness and enrichment programs for preschool aged children.
 



“People with developmental disabilities have special needs, 

but their basic needs are the same as everyone else’s.  

The need to have a home, learn useful, relevant skills; work; and develop and sustain relationships with people they care about and who care about them.”  


-Author Unknown



OUR MISSION

The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. operates on the principle that all people with developmental disabilities and mental illness have:
  • strengths, abilities and value to their community,
  • the constitutional, civic and moral right to  live, work, play and worship in the safe and healthy community of their choice, and,
  • must be treated with dignity and respect.

The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. is committed to providing services that empower people with disabilities, and their families, to make informed choices regarding life decisions.

The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. will support the families of persons served by acting as an advocate in the community and provide them with leadership, compassion and respect.

The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. will continue to strive for excellence in service delivery, enabling people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential and insuring the future of the organization for generations to come. 

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OUTSTANDING DSP's
RECOGNIZED 
       Michaela Reynolds has been working at the Beacon as a DSP since August 
of last year. She is a hard-working, dedicated employee. She has an excellent 
attendance record and often arrives to work early and stays late. She has 
a positive attitude and always has a smile on her face. Her creativity 
shines through in her projects, as well as her ability to motivate the consumers in 
Wellness activities.   She is willing to lead the group in activities such as the Talent 
Show, Karaoke, Carnival, and she assists in several community outings. As a 
DSP, Michaela has demonstrated her willingness to go above and beyond 
her job responsibilities by purchasing supplies with her own money and volunteering 
her time, not only attending special events but also helping out at the Sullivan Bingo 
Hall. 
In her time here at the Moultrie County Beacon, Inc., Michaela has proven that 
she is an asset to the agency and the consumers we serve. 

Congratulations, to this Outstanding DSP! Thank you, Michaela!

Amy Lawler has been chosen as the CILA Outstanding Direct Support 
Professional in October.  Amy has  worked at MCB since April 2019.  She has hit 
the ground running as the House Manager at the Sunrise CILA.  Amy accepts 
change and her willingness to to try new things with a positive attitude is refreshing.  
She is now serving as a trainer for new DSP's  We have to constantly remind Amy
 to "take time off".  She goes above and beyond and is a well deserving of this 
award.  

Thank you, Amy!



SUMMER FUN 2019

ROSIE'S RUGS

Introducing a new business to our friends and community!  



ROSIE'S RUGS is a business operating from the Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. selling hand-loomed quality blue jean rugs.  Operated by Rosalie Gingerich of Arthur, Rosie cuts strips from salvaged denim jeans, sews them together into strips to be woven through the "warp" - the long threads that run through the loom.  There is variation in the coloring of the blue denim strips due to all the different colored denim that is re-purposed for the strips.  Denim makes a durable, washable rug as shown in the picture above.  



Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.   Rosie utilizes a vintage loom that was donated to the Moultrie County Beacon by Stanley Jenkins of Sullivan.  With the assistance of our jack-of-all-trades Paul Cook, we were able to teach individuals how to use the loom for making rugs.  Rosie decided that she would like to start a business making rugs and we are glad to promote her work for her to enable her to establish a market for her wares.


Rosie's rugs are available in varying lengths with pricing as follows:

 

       Up to 42” - $20.00

       42” to 52” - $25.00

       52” to 64” - $30.00

       64” to 78” - $35.00

       78” to 80” - $40.00

Over 90” is .50 cents an inch unless extra, extra long



We currently have in stock: one 72" rug, one 55" rug, and two 38" rugs



Order your rugs by calling the Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. at 217-728-7396.  

You may also look up Rosie's Rugs on Facebook and message for information or orders.

 





Thank You for Attending our 15th Annual Beacon Benefit held  
on April 12, 2019!


Our 15th Annual Benefit Auction was held at the Otto Center, 1/2 mile south of Arthur. This event included an all-day bake sale with fried pies, doughnuts, cakes, cookies, noodles and so many other delicious treats. 


BBQ chicken dinners, Ice cream stand and snack stand with sandwiches, hamburgers & hot dogs were served.


The Auction started at 5:30 p.m. with new furniture, household items, quilts, and numerous donated items.   All proceeds from the auction go to the Moultrie County Beacon.  


This event is sponsored by the Amish community and proceeds are much needed to supplement funding from the State of Illinois for services provided to the individuals we serve with intellectual disabilities.


Need a Ride?
Please click on the picture to be linked to a list of transportation providers in our area for individuals with disabilities, elderly individuals, persons with low income and veterans.


Purpose Statement of The Moultrie County Beacon

We, the Moultrie County Beacon, work together to create

a workplace environment where we demonstrate

honesty, dedication, respect, patience, and understanding.

We provide an innovative and positive atmosphere

for employees that is trusting, uplifting, and rewarding.

Because of this, we celebrate.  Every Day.


--Written together by dedicated employees

of the Moultrie County Beacon on June 22, 2017





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May we give forward

As you give to us

During our Fall Training Day, October 20th, 2017 during our DSP Appreciation Week, we had a presentation by United Way with an entertaining video presentation about the funding that is utilized in Moultrie County and a heartwarming story about the success for a young man who benefited from the generosity of donors.  Payroll deductions were explained and our DSP’s overwhelmingly responded by signing up to donate from their hard-earned pay.  It is said that those with the least, give the most, and with pay raises a distant memory, OUR FOLKS GAVE ANYWAY…….. And we couldn’t be more proud.  


Legislative Updates 
from
ILLINOIS Association 
of Rehabilitation Facilities

Since its incorporation, IARF has been the voice of human service organizations in government. In addition we have worked to provide agencies with individual consultation on issues that affect them specifically. IARF also commits itself to developing programs that return members’ investment of their dues.  Our purpose is clear, "To assist in the development and improvement of services in Illinois."
            
The Association represents nearly 80 member agencies providing services and supports in more than 900 locations across the state of Illinois from Galena to Karnak, Chicago to Metro East St. Louis, and Quincy to Danville. Our membership provides services and supports in 111 of 118 legislative districts representing a unique opportunity to shape public policy as our membership is active at the grassroots level.