CISA Inc. all roads led to Lincoln
new building in 1 week completed and open for business
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[June 24, 2008]
Central Illinois Service Access
had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their beautiful, newly built
office complex on Monday morning. The facility is located at 101
Madigan Drive in Lincoln's new business district at the west end of
Central Illinois Service Access Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation
providing independent service and advocacy services for the
developmentally disabled in conjunction with Medicaid waiver funding
through the Illinois Department of Human Services.
CISA is the
latest organization to realize that for businesses operating
throughout central Illinois, Lincoln is an ideal, central location.
According to Ellen Kruizenga, administration assistant, CISA
previously had an administrative office in Pekin and a branch in
Springfield. The move of both offices to one central location in the
heart of their service area is what brought CISA to Lincoln.
CISA serves the developmentally disabled in nine surrounding
counties and now serves brain injury and home services clients in 30
Although CISA is 100 percent funded by the state, it is not an
agency of the state, according to Kruizenga.
The not-for-profit helps individuals enter the statewide database
in order to obtain Medicaid waiver-funded services. The organization
also evaluates eligibility for developmental disability services and
provides independent support and advocacy for individuals through
programs such as community-integrated living arrangements, known as
CILAs; Day Training Only; Home-Based Support Services; and
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The goal of their Brain Injury Home Services Program is to help
maintain individuals in their homes to prevent institutionalization.
Participants are provided with case management to assist in
obtaining services to help increase their independence. The program
can assist with getting personal support workers, adult day care,
nursing care, therapies, home modifications, emergency response and
a variety of other services.
For more information or inquiries, readers can call 732-4731 or
go to www.cisagroup.org.
[News release; LDN]
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