DDD Communication - Governor Visits Esperanza, September 17, 2020

Good Afternoon,

I am so pleased to share that Governor JB Pritzker, Assistant Secretary Quintero, and I visited the Esperanza Community Services in Chicago this morning. It was an amazing opportunity for the Governor to meet Executive Director, Joy Decker and learn more about Esperanza, community-based services and meet some individuals with I/DD. We also took the opportunity to thank a few of Esperanza's amazing DSPs during DSP Recognition Week! We are so thankful that Governor Pritzker made it a priority to visit a community-based DD provider, especially during this very special week.

Governor Meets Staff

Clockwise: 1) Esperanza team, IDHS team with Governor Pritzker, 2) Executive Director, Joy Decker, Director Stark and Assistant Secretary Quintero, 3) Esperanza DSPs, 4) Governor Pritzker looking at client art

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to our providers for all you do each day to support individuals with I/DD across the state of Illinois. Your dedication and commitment is commendable.