A. Marklund is a HOME
Marklund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
With three residential locations–the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin–it is currently home to nearly 174 residents. The Hyde Center is specifically licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) while the Philip and Wasmond Centers are licensed as Medically Complex/Skilled Nursing facilities for adults and children with developmental disabilities (MC/DD). Each of our locations has on-site Community Day Serivces for adults, which provides individualized programming that includes topical curriculum and focuses on daily living and vocational skills to improve each individual’s level of independence. More than 500 staff members and thousands of volunteers support the needs of the residents and community clients at all of our facilities.
Marklund Day School, with locations in Bloomingdale, Geneva and Elgin, is a State Board of Education Licensed Therapeutic Day program that partners with area school districts to serve children with multiple medical needs, learning, emotional and developmental disabilities, and those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.
At Marklund, many of our residents and community clients are non-ambulatory and have severe cognitive deficits due to genetic disorders, complications during pregnancy and delivery, or other issues. Others acquired disabilities during infancy or childhood through tragic accidents. Many have complex medical problems that require 24-hour skilled nursing care and regular therapy interventions.
At Marklund, our residents and community clients have safe, happy purpose-filled lives.
Highlights from Fiscal Year 2020:
Total number of people served: 269
93 community clients (71 in Marklund Day School and 22 in Developmental Training)
Broke ground on Marklund Day School-Geneva at on Hyde Center campus
Held record-breaking Top Hat Ball and Golf Classic fundraising events
Faced COVID-19 global pandemic; adjusted policies and practices to provide safe environment for all residents and staff.
Hosted virtual Run, Walk & Roll-Bloomingdale 5K/1Mile event in April due to pandemic