About Clearbrook West
In 2015, Clearbrook expanded into Crystal Lake to help meet the needs of the communities surrounding McHenry County. Programs and services such as home-based, community day programs, residential, vocational, and respite are offered. The goal of these programs is to help individuals be as successful as possible in their home and community.
As a response to tremendous growth in the region, Clearbrook wanted to establish an official name for the locations, programs, and services offered in the McHenry County area. In 2020 the branch name, Clearbrook West, was given to reflect all areas served in the surrounding communities.
Annually, Clearbrook West supports over 250 individuals and their families in 39 communities and 8 locations throughout Northern Illinois and McHenry county.
Programs and Services
Tailored to provide eligible individuals and families services and support in the comfort of their home and community.
Offers comprehensive job training, independent and supported employment opportunities, and personalized placement support.
The Crystal Lake CHOICE program’s goal is full community integration for participants. Whether through independent or supported employment, engaging in volunteer opportunities, or participating socially – participants who attend CHOICE are given the freedom to choose their activities day-to-day. By empowering program participants to become involved in their communities, they flourish as individuals, business people, and neighbors.
The Woodstock CHOICE program strives to provide growth and independence. Using a 12-week course calendar, individuals can build their program based on their interests and goals. This program also utilizes a partnership with Naturally Gifted to provide a vocational curriculum and job development for individuals who express interest. The program space offers creative areas dedicated to technology, cooking, living skills, the arts, and literature.
Clearbrook West opened its first CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) home in Crystal Lake in the spring of 2018. Clearbrook West has opened a total of three homes in Crystal Lake and two in Woodstock. There are plans for another home opening in Woodstock in 2024!