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 200+ individuals, as well as their families, in McHenry County, in over 39 communities and 8 locations throughout northern Illinois.

Programs & services

 

CHOICE

The CHOICE program is centrally located on Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. Its 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.

HOME-BASED SERVICES

Home-Based Services provide eligible individuals and families with services and supports in the comfort and familiarity of their home and community. Clearbrook’s Home-Based Services program offers a variety of services to eligible individuals in McHenry County. Support services include but are not limited to educational, transitional, in-home staff, clinical and supportive housing.

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Community Employment Services provide opportunities for clients to learn valuable skills and the professionalism that translates into real-world behaviors and work ethics. Job coaches are able to evaluate habits and workplace readiness in a variety of fields and in multiple locations throughout the county.

NATURALLY GIFTED

Naturally Gifted is designed to offer vocational enrichment and hands-on skills training for our individuals. Participants follow a twelve-week curriculum that integrates classroom learning, hands-on skill development, and community job shadowing. The goal of the curriculum is to help clients be successful in work settings and strengthen employment-related skills. Clients then complete the program by doing an internship at Naturally Gifted, where they get to make products, do inventory, gain customer service experience, and more. All products are natural, organic, and made with therapeutic grade essential oils. Learn more by visiting Clearbrook.org/NatGift or shop online at naturally-gifted.square.site.

Get the chance to purchase Naturally Gifted products at The Dole Farmer’s Market on the following dates (all Sunday’s)- December 5, December 19, February 27, March 27, and April 24. Naturally Gifted will be there from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. each day. The market is at The Dole, 401 Country Club Rd in Crystal Lake.

RESIDENTIAL

Clearbrook offers Residential Services in 56 locations that range from one-person homes to an 80+ resident facility with 24-hour nursing care. These are not only living arrangements but homes where services and supports are matched to the residents based upon their choices and individual needs.

Clearbrook West opened its first CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) home in Crystal Lake in the spring of 2018. Since 2018, Clearbrook West has opened two additional CILA homes in Crystal Lake- one for six women, another for six men.  Clearbrook West hopes to be opening a fourth home in Woodstock in 2022.

community mental health center

The Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) is a service provided by Clearbrook West. We serve the adult residents of McHenry County who are diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability and have a mental illness. The CMHC does not require the individual to be a part of Clearbrook prior to the service. It is designed to support the community while providing additional support to the current individuals Clearbrook West serves. Learn more about the CMHC here.

CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

Clearbrook is always looking for new partners in the community. There are many volunteer opportunities waiting for you, events for you to attend, community connections to make, and much more. Please contact us to learn more.

Clearbrook West
6500 Northwest Highway, Suite 2C
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 893-0828

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upcoming events

THE DOLE FARMER’S MARKET

Get the chance to purchase Naturally Gifted products at The Dole Farmer’s Market on the following dates (all Sunday’s)- December 5, February 27, March 27, and April 24.

Naturally Gifted will be there from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. each day.

The market is at The Dole, 401 Country Club Rd in Crystal Lake, IL.

DINE & DONATE AT PANERA

On Thursday, January 27, give back to Clearbrook West by purchasing a meal at Panera Bread in Crystal Lake from 6:00a.m.- 9:00p.m. (open to close). The participating location is at 5950 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. See the flyer for more details. At the time of checkout, use the code PRFUND online or SHOW FLYER to cashier. With every purchase, 20% of your meal is donated back to Clearbrook West to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their fullest lives possible.