Bill Dwyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Helping Hand Center. Helping Hand Center serves the Chicago land area and was started in the early 1950s to provide education, independence, and vocational training to people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Bill offers over 20 years of experience with children and adult nonprofit organizations. He holds a Masters degree in Counseling with a concentration on Marriage and Family and many Leadership and Management certifications. Bill Dwyer is best recognized in his field as being forward-looking with his vision, empowering the people around him to reach their fullest potential, and maintaining the respect and dignity of the people he serves.
Helping Hand (HH) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities in Cook County and greater Chicagoland communities. We offer a wide range of person-centered programs and services that enhance the educational, therapeutic, residential, and employment opportunities for those we serve. Our programs and services include a School for Children with Intellectual Disabilities, progressive employment programs that promote inclusive workplaces, pediatric therapies (occupational and speech/language), high school transition services, Community Living (CILA), and specialized programs with high staff-to-client ratios for seniors with disabilities.