Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.
"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."

7:30AM - 4PM

Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. depends on the generosity of individuals in the community, like you, to help people in need. CWTC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
CWTC is looking for volunteers
to assist our consumers in enhancing their computer skills
or learning new art or music skills. If you have a talent you would like to share with our consumers, please contact
Debra Cline at (309) 686-3300.

Community Integration

Outcomes for Six Months only – July 1, 2013

to December 31, 2013


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CWTC will be celebrating 55 years of service to adults with disabilities this year during our annual Pathway Awards Dinner on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. To highlight the occasion, we are raffling off a beautiful emerald and diamond pendant necklace on an 18", 14K gold chain. It was donated by Potter & Anderson jewelers and has a value of over $1,500. Raffle tickets are just $10 each and the winning ticket will be drawn the night of the celebration. Pick up tickets at CWTC or contact your favorite staff person. (Click on image for a closer look!)
Mary Schuh, Human Resource Generalist from Maui Jim, was in to take a tour of CWTC. Mary thoroughly enjoyed the tour and meeting many of our consumers and staff members. She is pictured here with Bill Adams, Manager of Employment Services for CWTC. We appreciate Maui Jim's support of adults with disabilities.

CWTC is a weekly stop on Friday mornings from 8 to 9 AM for the Tri County Fresh Food Van operated by the gitm Foundation.   CWTC collaborates with  the gitm Foundation which provides opportunities for CWTC consumers to develop ‘green’ job skills through volunteering with the van stop and at the Tri County Fresh Food Hub in East Peoria.  See more HERE!


Camp Big Sky has become a popular destination for many CWTC consumers. It is located in Farmington IL, and provides outdoor experiences for children and adults with disabilities. Check out the pictures…and the smiles…of those enjoying a day at Camp Big Sky!

Celebrating 55 Years of Service!
We always enjoy it when members of the community take an interest in the mission of CWTC and visit our facility to see what our staff and consumers do. Dr. Keith Knepp, Executive V.P. and Chief Operating Officer of Unity Point Methodist|Proctor stopped in to take a tour with Executive Director Patti Gratton.
CWTC was excited to have Adam and Marie White from Running Central in today to take a tour. They have made it a mission to immerse themselves in the Peoria community and have become big supporters of adults with disabilities! Running Central graciously donated their store for our Super Trivia Challenge in January. Adam and Marie are pictured with Executive Director Patti Gratton.
Katherine Coyle of Bradley University (R) and her husband Pete Coyle, Area Executive Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, recently stopped in to see what CWTC is all about. They are pictured with Executive Director Patti Gratton. We appreciate their support of adults with disabilities.
CWTC was please to welcome Kaci Osborne, the Tourism Manager for the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kaci visited CWTC today to take a tour of the facility and find our more about the programs and services we provide. She is pictured here with Jennifer Shadowens, Manager  of Community Integration.
Our thanks to Caterpillar’s East Peoria Supply Chain Planning team for volunteering to help out with CWTC’s garden program. They installed deer fencing as well as compost bins and raised garden beds. We appreciate their support! You can help, too, by contacting Don Rulis at 686-3300.
Periodically, we get asked if CWTC has a wishlist. Yes, we do! There are a list of items we use on a regular basis. Some we use at the main facility, while others may be used at one of our residential facilities throughout Central Illinois. You may be looking to donate a new item, or have a gently used item you would like to pass along. You can see the list by clicking here!
CWTC is proud to announce that you can now find an archive of the latest Newsletters as they become available to all of our supporters, employees and consumers. Simply click on "Newsletter" under the "News" tab and view or download the issue you want by clicking the correct picture. It's that simple! You'll find issues of CWTC Insights, Community Integration Out And About and more!
Our governor and legislators will soon be debating the budget for the next fiscal year. Please make sure you let them know how important our services are for adults with disabilities.
Need to contact your state legislator? You can find contact information for your legislator HERE. Thank you for your support!
CWTC Upcoming Events
Community Day at Monical's Pizza!

Tuesday, August 25th
All Day!
3 Monical’s Pizza Locations


Enjoy Monical’s in Peoria (North Knoxville & Willow Knolls) and Pekin. CWTC receives 20 per cent of the bill when you present our flier at the time of ordering including carry-out. Download flier HERE! T ell as many of your friends and families as possible! All restaurants are open 11AM-10PM.

CWTC Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, September 1st


CWTC is hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate our 55th anniversary of service to adults with disabilities. Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Staff, Ambassadors and special guests will be there and the public is invited to attend. There will be refreshments including a cake provided by Sam’s Club bakery.

CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner and Auction!
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

CWTC will be celebrating 55 years of service to adults with disabilities this year during our annual Pathway Awards Dinner on at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. Among the highlights of the occasion, we are raffling off a beautiful emerald and diamond pendant necklace on an 18K gold chain, donated by Potter & Anderson Jewelers with a value of over $1,500. More details soon.
Save the Date!
January 15, 2016

2016 Super Trivia Challenge

Par-A-Dice Hotel