Homer Township is not a part of a Park District. Years ago the public requested that the Township Board assist with providing recreational services for the special needs community. Initially the Township negotiated an agreement with the Northern Will County Special Recreation Association which allows Township residents the ability to participate in their programming in exchange for the Township providing a portion of the out of district fees. The Township has also facilitated a similar agreement with the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association. Unlike communities of a Park District, Homer Township residents are now able to participate in two different SRA programs as a result of the Township’s negotiations with each agency.
The mission of these SRA’s is to provide recreation and leisure services for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities while promoting greater disability awareness in the community.
Lincolnway Special Recreation Association
lThis Lincolnway SRA (LWSRA) provides adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities while offsetting out of district fees for Homer Township residents. These programs are for individuals from preschool through adult who have recreation needs that are not met by regular park district programs.
Utilizing community-based resources to enhance recreational opportunities and reciprocate goodwill back into the community through community outreach.
|Opportunities||providing services to an ever expanding range of those with special needs.|
|Recreation||Developing an atmosphere that provides the opportunity to live a full and healthy life.|
|Education||Advocating and education the importance of recreation and leisure.|
|Training||Focusing on creating the highest trained and knowledgeable staff.|
|Reliability||Striving for the highest quality and reliable service each and every day.|
|Unity||Establishing an independent environment for individuals to belong, grow and succeed.|
|Safety||Supporting a protective balance between health, weel-being and opportunity.|
|Trust||Promoting accountability, responsibility and familiarity.|
Northern Will County Special Recreation Association
Northern Will County Special Recreation Association (NWCSRA) provides engaging, community-based recreational programs and inclusion services for children, teens, and adults with special needs. NWCSRA offers Special Olympics, cultural art programs, camps, trips, special events, and more. We provide a safe learning environment with caring, dedicated, trained staff. NWCSRA has been providing recreational and social opportunities to individuals of all ages with disabilities since 1976.