The Elisabeth Ludeman Development Center, Park Forest, Illinois. Established 1972

The Elisabeth Ludeman Development Center, Park Forest, Illinois. Established 1972

The PFLC mission is to advocate for the rights of all the residents of Elisabeth Ludeman Center, to work with the Center towards quality of life enhancement, and to act as an all-volunteer support organization for the family members and friends of the residents.

Giving Tuesday

AMAZON SMILE – This is one of the easiest ways possible to support Parents & Friends of Ludeman Center.

It costs you absolutely nothing.  You get the same exact prices, same exact products from Amazon and the exact same shipping options.  Share the link below with your family and friends – the power of Amazon Smile fundraising is all about the growing number of people who use it and make PFLC their designated charity.

Once you use the link, bookmark it so that every time you shop on Amazon, PFLC benefits.

Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7156752 and Amazon donates to Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center

The Chicago Tribune Watchdog Series – Follow Up Article

In case you haven’t seen this article in the January 23, 2018 Chicago Tribune, click on the link below. It was written by Michael J Berens, the same Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter who wrote the excellent 2016 Tribune series, Suffering in Secret.  That series of articles investigated problems in Illinois’s community group homes for the developmentally disabled (CILAs). In this piece he reports that more than a year later, sadly, often dangerously, these settings continue to lack the appropriate oversight that regularly occurs at Ludeman Center and the other SODC’s.


Chicago Tribune – Watchdog Series


Illinois hides abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities

By Michael J. Berens and Patricia Callahan

Click on the link below to read the full 3-Part Series as well as the Impact and Updates

Suffering In Secret

We’ll all want to read this series.  Share it with others, add to the comment line on the online article, and contact legislators with our concerns.  This is a story we’ve waited a long time for.

The Parents and Friends of the Ludeman Center Organization is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization.   All donations are tax deductible.

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