A. Marklund is a HOME
B. Marklund is a SCHOOL
C. Marklund is a NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
D. Marklund is a PHILOSOPHY OF CARE

THE ANSWER IS....

ALL OF THE ABOVE

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 clients. 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 Developmental Training Centers for adults that provides individualized programming that 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 clients at provided at all of our facilities.

Marklund Day School, with locations in Bloomingdale 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 clients are non-ambulatory and have severe cognitive deficits due to genetic disorders, complications during pregnancy and delivery, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or drug abuse during pregnancy. 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 clients have safe, happy lives filled with goals and achievements.

Highlights from Fiscal Year 2018:

  • Total number of people served: 276
    • 183 residents
    • 93 community clients  (71 in Marklund Day School and 22 in Developmental Training)
  • Opened Marklund Day School-Elgin at Wasmond Center
  • Held record-breaking Top Hat Ball, Run Walk & Roll-Geneva, and Golf Classic fundraising events
  • Hosted inaugural Run, Walk & Roll-Bloomingdale 5K/1Mile event in April
  • Research study for our REST program (Respite Education and Support Tools) published in Home Health Care Services Quarterly.
  • REST program achieved “evidence-based” status

Our PROMISE: Make everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.