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The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center 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.

PFLC – Urgent Message from the St. of ILL. – Ludeman and all Developmental Centers

The Illinois State Operated Developmental Centers Administration is requesting that all Developmental Centers in Illinois notify Guardians & Families to test upon arrival at their Center prior to taking their loved one home and/or prior to an onsite visit.

Guardians and Families are encouraged to test regardless of their vaccination status.  This is an added layer of protection for your loved one. 

Please call the Ludeman Center when you arrive and remain in your car. Once you are on the Ludeman Center property, drive to Building #13 where the COVID-19 Testing is available. When you arrive, call 708-283-3213. A Ludeman Staff Member will come out to your car to perform the COVID-19 Test.

May you and your loved ones Stay Safe and Healthy during this holiday season and the New Year.

Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center Monthly Parent – Guardian Teleconference Call with ELDC Director, Tameka L. Watson

IMPORTANT: The December 20, 2021 ELDC Director Teleconference Call is CANCELLED.

We wish you Happy Holidays and look forward to a Great 2022!


DATE:  January 19, 2022  TIME: 1:30 p.m. CST – 2:30 p.m. CST

Additional Dates, and Conference Call Number will be sent prior to the call


We have a busy ‘Support Your Charity’ week ahead of us – Today is Cyber Monday – what makes this day extra special for PFLC is Amazon gives to Charities all year long!   Be sure to use our Amazon Smile link to sign in to your account, and we receive a donation from Amazon.  Amazon Smile Logo

PFLC Amazon Smile Link

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday November 30th.  Be sure to read our Giving Tuesday letter and support all the good work Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center does with your charitable donation – and we are approved as a non-profit for tax purposes – a win for you and PFLC!

2021 Holiday Fundraising Letter

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Without your generous donations, PFLC could not enhance the lives of our loved ones that live at the Ludeman Center.  We humbly thank you for your generosity. 


COVID-19 Booster Vaccines are now available at the Ludeman Center for the Ludeman Residents.  If you are a Parent or Guardian of a Ludeman resident, you should receive in the mail a COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Form and CDC educational information from the Ludeman Center.  Be sure to sign/authorize the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine form and mail it as soon as possible to the Ludeman Center to administer the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine for your loved one that lives at the Ludeman Center.  Thank you for being proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 for your Ludeman loved one, you, your family, and the Ludeman family.

Click the following link for CDC COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Information

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The Elisabeth Ludeman Center has continually updated the COVID-19 Visitation Protocols for parents and guardians of individuals that reside at the Center.  Contact the Ludeman Center at 708-283-3000 and ask for the Neighborhood House, Supervisor or Home where your family member resides to get the up-to date Covid-19 Visitation Protocols for your loved one.

 State of Illinois – Visitation and Re-Opening Guidance Links 

Be sure to visit the State of Illinois links below for updated information regarding visitation:

State Operated Developmental Center Visitation Status

Policy and Procedure: Indoor Visitation Guidelines

Transition/Home Visit Guidelines during COVID 19

IDPH Long Term Care Re-Opening Guidance

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PFLC Amazon Smile Link

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  It is Amazon’s way of giving back, and it adds nothing to the cost of your purchases. Without your generous support, many of the events and activities PFLC and you provide would not be possible.  Thank you!


The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center has partnered with PayPal to electronically accept donations, Membership Dues, and Memorials!   Click on the PayPal Donation link below to support our mission for the Ludeman Residents.

PayPal – Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center 

The PFLC Donation Form is still available for you to send a donation to our organization.  Click on the PFLC Donation Form below to print and mail the form along with your donation.

A Note to our Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Website Visitors For up-to-date state-wide statistics click on this link:   IDHS COVID-19 Daily Statistics

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