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Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly Overview
Committed to improving the quality of life for Chicago’s low-income elderly, Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) helps seniors remain independent and part of their community by offering opportunities for intergenerational living and by providing a variety of citywide support services.
Programs offered by H.O.M.E. include free shopping transportation services, intergenerational housing, volunteer services, and upkeep and repair services for elderly homeowners in the city of Chicago.
In the last year we completed 839 repairs in the homes of 222 seniors.
Our shopping bus provided 2,698 individual shopping trips to seniors living in 36 affordable senior buildings all over Chicago.
We provided safe affordable aparments for 75 seniors in our intergenerational buildings.
150 volunteers from 15 different groups weatherized 31 homes.
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This is my second year with H.O.M.E. as a handyman's assistant. I was placed here by the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. I help the handymen make repairs for poor and elderly homeowners. We do things like restore heating and make electrical and plumbing repairs. Although the work is difficult, I ...
Our campus ministry (Agape/Ecclesia) serves with H.O.M.E. each week. The students from Loyola help lead a bible study, clean, and share meals with the residences. Our congregation has greatly been enriched by sharing fellowship with the residents of H.O.M.E. The staff is professional and truly ...
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We have served with HOME for over 10 years, on a yearly service trip to Chicago from Minneapolis. Our high school students and volunteers love getting to meet and hear the stories of the people whose homes they get to winterize. It's a blessing for these students to interact with these dear folks...
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