“Going Home – A Full Life in the Community” tells the stories of Margaret Doering, John Porter Jr. and Joe Bishop. It also tells the story of Margaret’s sister Katherine Hamann and her struggle to choose a community home for her after sixty-three years in state institutions. It is a powerful production and we want you to use it to educate legislators, the media and the general public that everyone can have a full life in the community!Governor Quinn presented The Arc’s Special Advocacy Awards to Katherine and Margaret, John and Joe after viewing this video!

Tony, Governor Quinn and Katherine Hamann.

Click on to this link to view, “Going Home:” https://www.thearcofil.org/1826-2 

Special thanks to the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities for funding this project.

Also thanks to Carlissa Puckett at Sparc in Springfield, Chris Johnson at Mosaic in Pontiac and Gus Vandenbrink at Sertoma in Alsip for arrangements in making this video.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)