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February 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Opportunity Knocks & Suburban Access present

H.O.M.E &

Thursday. February 2nd @ 7pm

An interactive educational event presented by the OK Residential Committee

This two-part virtual event is co-presented by the Opportunity Knocks Residential Committee and Suburban Access.

01. H.O.M.E.

Housing Opportunities & Me

Opportunity Knocks will lead off with a progress report on our work in the area of supporting independent living opportunities. We will also forecast the work to come in 2023 and the benchmarks we aim to hit on our path to becoming a licensed provider.

Presenter: Phil Carmody, President of OK, on behalf of the Residential Committee


Housing Navigation

Suburban Access will lead this portion of the presentation and provide an overview of Housing Navigation, an exciting new pilot program that the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has added to help people with Developmental Disabilities (DD) find housing options in Illinois communities.

Presenter: Veronica Garcea, MA, QIDP & Housing Navigator – Lead Individual Service Coordinator, Suburban Access, Inc

Independent Living

Housing Opportunities and Me (H.O.M.E)

Housing Opportunities & Me is a philosophy and a model of service built on the belief that everyone is entitled to a safe, decent place to live in a community of their choice with access to the services they need to help them live as independently and as self-sufficient as possible. In this phase of our mission, we will work with Warriors, families and the community to build innovative and independent living situations.


February 2, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm