Community Relations

Challenged Unlimited continues to offer employment for disabled

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Challenge Unlimited President and CEO, Charlotte Hammond, was featured on Fox 2 News to discuss the organization’s mission and expansion into the St. Louis area. Check out the video below for more details!

Challenge Unlimited opening second staffing office in St. Louis County

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Challenge Unlimited is growing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. That includes opening a staffing office in Maryland Heights and building partnerships with St. Louis area employers. Check out the video below (which was featured on Fox 2 News in St. Louis) for more details! 

Challenge Unlimited Grows Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Monday, July 9th, 2018

For nearly 60 years, Challenge Unlimited, a national nonprofit headquartered in Alton, IL, has secured employment opportunities for the disadvantaged, individuals with disabilities and veterans so they may achieve their highest level of independence. The agency is delighted to announce that two of its recent achievements will allow the agency to deliver professional training certification and secure employment opportunities in area corporations as well as judicial court buildings.   (more…)

Challenge Unlimited, Inc. Receives CARF Three-Year Accreditation

Monday, June 11th, 2018

We are pleased to report that Challenge Unlimited, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years under the following categories: Community Employment Services –  Employment Supports; Community Employment Services – Job Development; Community Housing; and Organizational Employment Services. Challenge Unlimited, Inc. has been CARF-accredited since 1978.   (more…)

Challenge Unlimited and Triad High School Students Take Second Place in Nationwide Design Competition

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The clients working at Challenge Unlimited, Inc. will now find their jobs easier, thanks to a bright electronics engineering team from Triad High School. The team, in partnership with Challenge Unlimited, was awarded 2nd Place in the 2018 SourceAmerica Design Challenge on Wednesday, April 11th.

The Triad students partnered Challenge Unlimited, a non-profit social enterprise that provides employment opportunities to individuals with significant disabilities, to build and customize an assistive technology solution geared toward improving the work environments of individuals with disabilities. In March, the team was chosen as 1 of 5 high school Design Competition finalists across the nation. All finalists were invited to visit Washington, D.C. this week for the finals competition, where they were each given an opportunity to present their solutions in front of a panel of judges.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson recognizes Challenge Unlimited as the first Registered Apprenticeship for individuals with disabilities in the St. Louis Area

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Challenge Unlimited, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of an innovative U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship program for people living with disabilities. For more than 50 years, Challenge Unlimited has been committed to serving individuals with disabilities, while earning a reputation as a trusted business partner to private commercial companies and federal and state government agencies. 


Challenge Unlimited, Inc. Partners With Triad High School for Design Challenge

Monday, February 13th, 2017

A group of Triad High School students recently partnered with Challenge Unlimited, a non-profit social enterprise that provides employment opportunities to individuals with significant disabilities, in order to compete in the 2017 SourceAmerica Design Challenge. The annual competition involves building and customizing assistive technology designed to improve the work environments of individuals with disabilities.


A Quick Bite Café Opens for Business July 5th, 2016

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

A Quick Bite Café opens for business July 5th on the first floor of the Madison County Administration Building run by Challenge Unlimited. Menu items include items like sensational burgers, BLT sandwiches, well-stocked nacho bar, and great breakfast items. A Quick Bite provides work-related opportunities to people with disabilities in the community. Projects such as “A Quick Bite” are intended to enable individuals with disabilities a way to become integrated into the community and to enable them to achieve their highest level of independence.

The café is situated past the revolving doors at the main entrance to the Administration Building, near the Information Desk.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

View “A Quick Bite” Café’s Menu (PDF Format)

Look forward to seeing you!

Special Olympics

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training & athletic competition in a variety of Olympic sports for adults with intellectual disabilities. Challenge Unlimited has individuals with disabilities participate annually giving individuals opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing gifts, skills & friendship. Special Olympics can transform lives through the joy of sports.

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