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1913 W. Townline Rd. Peoria, IL 61615


July / August 2020

A message from our CEO

As you may have heard, IDHS is once again extending the date that our day program services must remain closed. The original date was supposed to be September but after backlash from guardians and providers like EP!C, we have been granted a soft opening on August, 3rd.

Our staff has worked tirelessly to get our Townline facility ready for services including, but not limited to, directional signage, professional cleaning, personal dividers, and additional personal protective equipment. EP!C DSP staff have been working with individuals in our residential programs to get them acclimated to wearing masks, social distancing, and increased personal hygiene. We are ready to welcome people back into our building again and

we know the people we support are in need of coming back to work and to having their routines again.

On a more positive note, we can’t thank those enough for participating in our Bon Appétit LIVE event on June 11th. We went from planning a culinary event for 550 people to hosting a virtual evening with over 1,000 supporters tuning in. With the end of our fiscal year approaching it was imperative we host our signature event before June 30th. While we didn’t raise as much as we would have with a physical event, the outpouring of support was overwhelming! If you missed the event, you can watch it anytime from our YouTube channel. If you would like to make a contribution, donations are still being accepted at – just select Bon Appétit Post-Event when making your gift.





Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois
Two Brothers
UnityPoint Health Methodist / Proctor

Associated Bank

Cullinan Properties, Ltd.
Hediger & Meyers

Architectural Design Group
Busey Bank
Heinold Banwart, Ltd.
OSF HealthCare
Professional Therapy Services, Inc.

Clifton Larson Allen
Davis & Campbell, L.L.C.
G&D Integrated
Health Staff
Kuhl Insurance
Maui Jim
McMahill & Sons
Mike & Natalie Unes
MUIR Omni Graphics
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino
Pekin Insurance
Professional Benefit Administrators
River City Construction
The Grid Group
Unland Companies

Bard Optical
Caterpillar, Inc.
Farnsworth Group
Heights Finance Corporation
Hilltop Wealth Management of Raymond James
Kouri’s Pub
Lariat Steakhouse
Mutual of America Financial Group
Preckshot Compounding Pharmacy
The Center for Health Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC
Uftring Auto Group
Vonachen Services, Inc.

Eurest Dining Services
F&M Bank
Illinois Automobile Dealers Association
Keith Boswell
Scott Communication Services, Inc.

Bremer Jewelry
GP Miller Floral
Jenna Kathleen Portraits
Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette
Pita’s Mediterranean Wraps
RK Dixon


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Harvest CSA


Our Harvest garden is growing. Now is the time to sign up for a CSA share this season. We have options that fit your family or business with a full share consisting of a pick-up every week for roughly 16 weeks, or a half share with pick-up every other week. You will receive fresh, local, naturally grown produce harvested days or hours before you take them home.

Skip the store and register for your CSA share today at

Pickup days are Tuesdays 2:00-6:00 PM or Saturdays 8:00 AM-Noon.

IMPORTANT – Please see the pickup and delivery details before placing your order.

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EP!C Job Fair

Wednesday, August 19th | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

1913 W. Townline Road Peoria, IL 61615

Life is short – enjoy where you work! Receive paid training with over $12/Hour wages. Apply in-person with on-the-spot interviews, or apply now.

Attendees will be required to follow COVID protocol; please bring a mask.




EP!C Funding

How many EP!C words can you find?

Earlier this year we were one of only 17 organizations across the nation to receive a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. With that funding, we were able to purchase four accessible bikes that arrived just before we had to shut down our offices. Two are side-by-side where both can pedal/steer and two that are tandem with a wheelchair seat attachment

in the front.

During this pandemic, our Activities Coordinator, Angie has put in over 121 hours of riding to keep people active and entertained. She gets daily requests to go on a ride and for some, it’s been a great incentive for not only a healthier lifestyle but rewards for good behavior.

We can’t wait to come back and be more active while allowing everyone to have the independence and experience of riding a bike.


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