Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Seniors

Location: 5414B W Roosevelt Rd Chicago IL 60644 USA

Mission: 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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've set up volunteer days with our company for the past four years with HOME, and we've both had fun as a group and felt like we made a positive impact in the community. Mike Laz at the organization is easy to work with, he meets us on site, introduces us to the client, and gets us acquainted with the work.

Great opportunity for company team building or just gathering a group of folks for a half day volunteer event.

We've done both painting and winterizing windows.

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Rating: 5 stars  

H.O.M.E. provides essentials housing services to older adults in the Chicagoland area. As a former staff member there, I met so many individuals and families with stories to share of where they had been and where they might have been if H.O.M.E. hadn't come into their lives. H.O.M.E.'s intergenerational living model, in which younger adults live and help to prepare meals and assist older adults living in the same building is truly inspirational and enriching. Unfortunately, due to it's small size and the tremendous need of their clientele, H.O.M.E. tends to give far more than they receive and as such, are fiercely in need of support. If you're seeking to support a small organization with enormous heart, look to H.O.M.E.

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The individuals H.O.M.E has helped--many were homeless, or on the brink of homelessness, and had suffered great losses, and H.O.M.E. helped them to thrive.

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Get them more funding! There are not nearly enough individuals to meet the ever increasing need.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

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