Our Mission and Values

More than a piece of paper shoved into a drawer and long forgotten, you will find our mission and values proudly hanging on our walls, and, more importantly, integrated into everything we do.

Open Door client working with tools
Open Door strives to provide unrivaled services, as evidenced by the number of clients who have called Open Door home, even family, for much of their lives. That same loyalty and commitment is exhibited in our staff, many of whom have served Open Door for decades.
Our Mission, Values, and Vision are the engines that drive what we do. Our Competitive Advantage makes us a family!

Our Mission

We will provide unrivaled opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities which enrich their quality of life.

Our Values

Constant Evolution – Change is good.

Unique Culture – We do it our way, even if it means going against the grain.

Personal Responsibility – Always ask, “What can I do to improve the situation?”

Creativity & Learning – Never be afraid to hear new ideas and try new things.

Strength Based – Bring out the best in people by focusing on strengths, not weaknesses.

Spirit & Passion – Don’t forget to laugh and play a little every day.

Financial Responsibility – We don’t need mahogany desks and leather chairs; we want quality care.

Unity – Together we’ve got this. Jump in and help where it’s needed; there is no such thing as “it’s not my job.”

Our Vision

We will continue to be a leading provider of high-quality care and services for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in Illinois. In order to do this, we will maintain our unique culture, which fosters energized staff at every level of the organization. We will remain community based and family oriented, growing only to fill a community need, not just for the sake of growth. And finally, we will codify our collective “tribal” knowledge so we can evolve and innovate in areas we have not even begun to explore, especially through the use of technology.

Our Competitive Advantage

Open Door excels at creating an environment where people want to come and stay because of our quality care for clients and excellent work environment for employees.
Sonia with Jack
Open Door team posing with Open Door brick sign
Marty with Jessica