Stephen Kray: President & Chief Executive Officer
Park Ridge, IL – Stephen Kray has been promoted to President & Chief Executive Officer of Avenues to Independence, an organization that provides homes, jobs and community living opportunities in the Chicago area for adults with physical, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Kray, who has dedicated his career to making a difference in the lives and communities of people with disabilities, has been at Avenues for 13 years, most recently as Director of Residential Programs. In this role, he supervised over 50 employees, managed renovation projects, and continually worked to improve the quality of care that allows clients to thrive. Prior to Avenues, Kray was a Mental Health Professional at John Costigan Residential Center in Streamwood, IL.
Avenues to Independence was founded in 1953 when a group of parents believed things should be different for their sons and daughters with developmental disabilities. They wanted them to be a part of the community, close to home, among family and friends. Today, thanks to their vision, Avenues provides homes, jobs and community living opportunities in the Chicago area for adults with physical, intellectual and other developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. The goal is to provide work and living opportunities enabling those with disabilities to be as independent as possible. For more information, visit https://avenuestoindependence.org/