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1913 W. Townline Rd. Peoria, IL 61615

309.691.3800

March / April 2021

A message from our CEO

Thanks to a great partnership with the Peoria Health Department and Advanced Medical Transport, almost 200 individuals in our residential programs received the COVID vaccine.

There are only a few individuals that are waiting as more doses become available. Where people with disabilities in other states are being pushed down on priority lists or not included in plans at all, we are thankful that our communities see the value of the people we support. We remain hopeful and patient as doses become available to the public so more of our staff and our friends living at home can be protected, allowing us to get back to seeing each other in person.

It’s time for our 10th Annual Bon Appétit signature event! We still aren’t ready to fully be together, so this year’s hybrid event will allow guests to participate based on their comfort levels. We’ve partnered with local restaurants to provide delectable dishes to enjoy individually at home or in small House Party groups of 10 or less. And for those not looking for the full event experience, we are bringing the party to you with a cheers kit that still allows you to celebrate with us. I personally invite you to join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating 10 years of Bon Appétit and 70 years of EP!C.

Be healthy. Be safe. Be EP!C.

 


 

BON APPÉTIT 2021

Buy your Tickets today for the 10th Annual Bon Appétit  2021!

In Person and virtual on March 25 featuring delicious local cuisine, as we celebrate 10 years of raising funds to empower and inspire people with disabilities.

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EP!C 70th Birthday Bash

You’re invited to the EP!C 70th Birthday Bash on September 9th!

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EP!C Harvest

Sign up for a 2021 CSA Share today!

Enjoy delicious produce and support EP!C – plus receive a discount off your CSA when you refer a friend!

 

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Open Your Heart and Your Home

Whether looking for a more independent residential option for your loved one or a community member looking to make a difference, you are invited to learn more about our successful Host Homes program.

For over 35 years EP!C has been a leader in matching providers and individuals according to likes and similar ideals to provide support in the least restrictive environment. Join us for one of our virtual Lunch and Learns via Zoom to learn more about the program and how you can become a Host Homes Provider with EP!C, or how someone with a disability can be placed in a Host Home.

 

Come with questions- we’d love to answer! To register, please email Hilary Charlet at hcharlet@epicci.org.

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EP!C Throwback

We hope you have been following our social media and getting invested in the EP!C story through our Throwback Thursday posts. We have had four installments of a short series we call “Diversity in Disability: The Faces of EP!C”.

Disabilities don’t discriminate against race, religion, gender, age, or sexual orientation. They show up in ways that are physical and ways that are hidden. They show up in ways that are subtle and ways that are quite obvious.

For 70 years we have refused to see a diagnosis as an identity. Society has a long way to go, but we are seeing more acceptance every day. Until then, we will keep working for a world where people with disabilities are accepted, respected, and engaged in their communities.

 

 

Follow our social media platforms to experience EP!C’s history each week and to see the rest of the installments of this short series. :

 


 

Why I Give

The Boswell family shares what EP!C has meant to them in this empowering video, “If Not EP!C, Then Who?”

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Spring Flowers Mother’s Day Sale

Tell Mom you love her with Spring Flowers!


Hanging baskets and spring flowers just in time for Mother’s Day!

contact Katie Murphy at kmurphy@epicci.org or 309.689.3607

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