Why We Exist

  • A growing number of older adults lack the support necessary to meet the most basic needs of housing, food, and transportation.
  • Older adults with low incomes have few housing options besides age-restricted senior-only developments, despite demand for alternatives in all neighborhoods.
  • Regardless of age, being active, independent and socially engaged enhances an individual’s health and quality of life.
  • Older adults flourish when they are treated with great respect, compassion, and acceptance.

Who We Are

Founded in 1982, H.O.M.E. is a one-of-a-kind Chicago organization that fosters joy, independence, and connection for older adults with low incomes.

What We Do

H.O.M.E. helps Chicago’s low-income older adults to live independent and socially engaged lives by providing intergenerational housing, home repair services, a shopping bus, moving assistance, and caring volunteers.

Our Vision

H.O.M.E.’s vision is of a Chicago in which people of all ages live together in a way that supports older adults’ connection to the larger community.

Your donation will support a vibrant community where people of all ages are valued and engaged. 

There is no other organization in the City of Chicago that provides housing and housing support services to low-income seniors. Your gift will do more than give someone a safe place to call home. Your gift will foster joy, hope, and independence for low-income seniors. That is a priceless gift.

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Our monthly donor program is called Partners in Independence and is the foundation of H.O.M.E.'s service to low-income seniors. Through monthly donations, Partners in Independence provide H.O.M.E. with a consistent and reliable source of funding.

Become a Partner in Independence today and enjoy:

  • Hassle-free monthly donations
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time
  • Newsletters twice a year to keep you informed about our progress

A monthly donation of between $5 and $100 or whatever amount you would like to share, will earn the gratitude of hundreds of low-income seniors in the City of Chicago.

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