Independent Living for Adults with intellectual Disabilities in a group home setting.
Avancer Homes was established in August 2001 with four homes in the DeKalb and Sycamore areas. Avancer Homes currently runs 18 homes in the following areas: Genoa, DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland, and Davis Junction.
We strive to provide opportunities for choice, growth, independence and personal fulfillment while maintaining our role as good neighbors.
Our Program strives to develop Social and Communication Skills, basic Daily Living Skills and Community Living Skills.
Our personnel include administrative staff, Registered Nurse/LPN, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional, Direct Support Professionals, Residential Managers, Medical Needs Coordinator and 24-hour staff.
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We serve adults who have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability who require 24-hour supervision and/or nursing care.
Our Vision Statement
Expanding residential and vocational services that support individuals with Intellectual Disabilities throughout Ogle and DeKalb counties while continuing to foster and develop partnerships with stakeholders in each community.
Our Core Values
Avancer Homes’ core values apply equally to staff and to those with whom we work: individuals, families, guardians, vendors, doctors, hospitals, clinics, all stakeholders: THEY ARE . . .
A POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE where we are excited about the people we serve and the interdependent relationship with them that motivates us to promote a fun, balanced and peaceful environment.
Our conduct must show respect and honor for the VALUE OF THE PERSON. Our care, empathy, and understanding must be balanced with the needs of the stakeholder in front of us. We must honor the job that every stakeholder does with consideration, kindness and compassion.
We’re a FAMILY : Committed to one another in a caring, respectful, and supportive environment. Our goal is to see one another succeed.
Part of the culture of this agency is ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY. We give each task our best effort, and attempt to attain the best possible outcomes given the current resources. We are a very solid and growing core of employees who want to achieve high standards, be dependable and loyal, and persevere to achieve excellence.