The Fulton County Rehabilitation Center (F.C.R.C.) is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization located in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois. We serve a diverse community of persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
The mission of F.C.R.C. is to provide training and opportunity to our consumers, so they may achieve success toward independence in their lives.
To accomplish this mission, F.C.R.C. and its staff advocate for and serve all eligible individuals without regard to disability, dependent status, race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, or financial status. We insure quality of life to those we serve by giving them exposure to opportunities, freedom of choice, opportunities for participation in community life, and by encouraging and developing self-direction to those we serve.
Program History and Information:
The Fulton County Rehabilitation Center opened for business on July 1, 1983 at its current location, 500 North Main Street. Services were also provided at the Nursing Center of Canton, now Renaissance Care Center. Services to consumers continue at Renaissance to this day.
The original members of the Board of Directors were Rex Lewis, Julian Hickman, Tom Maas, B.J. Cattron, Bob Ketcham, and Mike Snedeker. When F.C.R.C. first opened the doors there were fifty consumers and thirteen staff members.
At that time F.C.R.C. Industries was also located on North Main Street. In 1984, F.C.R.C. purchased the Miller Dodge building located at 625 S. 5th Avenue. The building was remodeled and F.C.R.C. Industries began operation at its current location in 1985. By 1991 F.C.R.C. had grown to two hundred consumers and seventy-four staff members.
In July 2014, the Main Street F.C.R.C. facility was remodeled and a new roof was installed. In January 2016, all individuals attending the 5th Avenue facility began attending day programming at the F.C.R.C. Main Street facility. Individuals attending day programming are provided educational services that provide participants with an enjoyable and meaningful day, while building the knowledge and skills necessary to enrich their lives. Opportunities include academics, community access, health and wellness, life skills, and special interest.
Over the years, transportation of the consumers to the facility grew. F.C.R.C. recognized a need for wheel chair accessible transportation in the area which spawned Fulton County Rural Transportation. Currently F.C.R.C. provides services to one hundred and six consumers from Fulton and Mason Counties and has a staff of forty-four people.