On September 30th Rimland received two Dodge mini vans from the Illinois Department of Transportation. These are the final two vehicles of the five vans awarded to Rimland from our 2014 grant application to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The two vans are six-passenger vehicles equipped with a wheelchair ramp and tie-down equipment to secure a wheelchair passenger. We have submitted a 2016 application for additional vehicles and hope to hear back soon.
Like so many other parents who have disabled adult children, I started to visit various agencies and came across Rimland. Although letting my daughter live somewhere else was maybe the hardest choice in my life, I knew it was the best decision for her. Within the first day she was with Rimland, she adjusted so well. Every time I visit her at her group home, she is smiling and happy. I can never thank Rimland enough for the kind loving care they provide.