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There's no place like H.O.M.E.: How you can help seniors in Chicago

Posted by Amber Martin on Apr 6, 2015 11:23:00 AM

IMG_3167-2Do you think seniors living in Chicago have the support and means they need to live independently?

Theres-no-place-like-H.O.M.EThe social safety net is torn. Thousands of low-income seniors don’t have the means or support they need to live in adequate housing. Many don’t have access to grocery stores, medical centers and pharmacies. Isolation threatens their health and well-being. At H.O.M.E., we understand that maintaining independence and being a part of a community are essential for seniors.

Founded through the vision of Michel and Lilo Salmon, and nurtured by passionate, like-minded community leaders, for over 30 years H.O.M.E. has helped thousands of low-income seniors to be independent and stay in their communities. Today, H.O.M.E. remains the only nonprofit in the City of Chicago that provides housing and housing supports for low-income seniors.

A home upkeep and repair service ensure seniors enjoy healthy and safe living conditions in their own homes. H.O.M.E.’s shopping bus helps seniors who have limited mobility or live in food deserts get access to groceries, household supplies and medication. H.O.M.E. owns three affordable and safe residential buildings offering intergenerational living in apartments or a shared living community for residents who need some assistance. Plus, H.O.M.E.’s moving program offers seniors support and assistance through one of life’s most stressful events—moving from one home to another.

Our person-centered culture looks beyond the problems seniors face and focuses on the person’s whole life. We seek resources to address every seniors’ situation and needs—whether from within H.O.M.E. or other organizations in the area. Last year we made a big impact in the lives of seniors: 

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H.O.M.E. is a caring community for the seniors we serve as well as an exceptional volunteer and donor experience. We depend on individual, corporate and foundation support. Donors can feel especially proud of the backing they give H.O.M.E. because H.O.M.E. literally changes the lives of low-income seniors.

IMG_9306Want to learn more about ways to get involved with H.O.M.E.? We invite you to meet us at our Annual Celebration Dinner on April 23, 2015 at Germania Place. This event, put on by our Young Professionals Board and Board of Directors, is the one time each year that our volunteers, donors, staff, and clients come together to celebrate the work that we do.

Are you looking for a way to engage in philanthropy or volunteer in Chicago? Come meet us, and find out more about our resources for low-income seniors in Chicago and how you can help.

RSVP by April 10th to attend!

Register Now for the  2015 Benefit Dinner

 

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