Since 2002, GADOL, Keshet’s Adult Day Program, has operated with one purpose—to ensure that adults with disabilities live meaningful lives. Caring and dedicated staff work hand-in-hand with participants to design opportunities that engage, inspire and create connections. GADOL is ever-evolving and adding new activities in response to the interests of those in the program.Contact Us
Learning doesn’t stop once you’ve completed school. Through GADOL, adults are encouraged to continue to grow their interests, skills, friendships and experiences. Through group and individual journeys, participants gain a broader understanding of the world and continually improve their quality of life.
GADOL emphasizes both the importance of building a community within the program and having strong connections with the larger community. When not in a pandemic, approximately 75% of GADOL’s social, recreation and work skills activities take place outside of our sites. Participants spend at least 700 hours each year volunteering to help others in need.
All adults deserve the choice to determine what their day looks like, who they spend it with and where they go. GADOL makes this happen by involving participants in the planning and leading of activities. Participants are empowered to decide what they want to do, explore and try.
GADOL is an approved day program by the Illinois Department of Human Services. We currently have a wait list, but would love to talk to you about our program.
Contact Alita Birn, Intake Coordinator, to schedule an appointment.Contact Us
Due to the pandemic, adults with disabilities are facing a crisis of unemployment. Keshet is responding by offering a new job training program for GADOL participants. Meaningful and purposeful projects will allow people to pursue their interests while developing transferable skills.
We are seeking projects from community and corporate partners that have on-going work that can be fulfilled by GADOL participants. To get involved, contact Ellie Landau, Vocational Coordinator.
Check out all of our winter and spring recreation program offerings. There is definitely something for everyone!
At Keshet, our programs are designed to provide choice, giving adults with disabilities the same rights, freedom to make their own choices and deserve to have their voices heard just as anyone else. Adults at GADOL have recently joined advocacy groups, where they spend time learning what their rights are and how to express those rights. As a result, our adults have become more equipped to self-advocate and independently make their own choices, allowing them to spend their days exactly how they want to.
This past weekend, my friends and I made the trip up to Camp Chi and Perlstein Retreat Center for the Fall Shabbaton. The Shabbaton is a weekend away for adults within the Keshet community to participate in all kinds of fun activities, celebrate Shabbat and hang out with friends and staff. Although this is only my second time going, I look forward to the Shabbaton every year and this year’s was so much fun.