A Publication of WTVP

Community Impact

Our central Illinois organization provides programs and services to adults with
disabilities, enriching their quality of life, promoting social change and optimizing their potential for independence.

CWTC will lead central Illinois in successful integration of people with disabilities.

What We Do
CWTC provides essential training to adults with disabilities to help them maximize their independence and affords them the opportunities to live, work and grow in their communities. Our individuals receive a variety of services including job skills training, life skills training and development of skills that improve safety, health and well-being.

These services are provided to adults with disabilities in their residential settings, vocational programs, community settings, and community employment sites.

Community Services

  • Community Housing – assistance with independent living skills
  • Community Integration – day training services focused on life skills and volunteerism

Employment Services

  • Organizational Employment – in house training on subcontract work
  • Community Employment – job skills training, job placement, job development with community employers

Community Engagement
Many community employers continue to embrace diversity and improve their company culture by hiring adults with disabilities. When a business hires a person with a disability, not only are they getting a great employee, they are also getting a team from CWTC that will work to help support the employer and make it a positive, successful experience for everyone. 

How to Help
CWTC is a local not-for-profit that is empowering individuals with disabilities to live independently in their community. Through your financial support, you can assist these individuals in maximizing their independence.

You can support CWTC through financial sponsorships at events, personally donate as an individual, sponsor a group home, third-party fundraising, endowments, memorials or annual giving. Contact Carla Jockisch at [email protected] to find out how you can support local. 

Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. (CWTC)
3215 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 686-3300
Fax: (309) 686-0316
[email protected]

Facebook: @CWTC.Peoria
Twitter: @cwtcinc
Instagram: @cwtcinc
LinkedIn: @cwtcinc

Patti Gratton, Executive Director
Jim Croke, Chief Operating Officer
Mike Grane, Controller
Karen McMenamin, Administrator of Program Services
Mona Robinson, Administrator of Residential Services 
Don Rulis, Administrator of Vocational Services