The Friedman Place Residence from the Front Entrance

Marie playing the accordion

Welcome to Friedman Place


Friedman Place is a non-profit Supportive Living Community for blind and visually impaired adults in Chicago. Our building has been designed with the needs of the blind and visually impaired in mind. Each resident has a private studio or one-bedroom apartment, with a kitchenette and bathroom. A full range of services and activities is provided so that residents’ days are healthy, dignified, and stimulating.

To learn more about Friedman Place, click About in the menu to the left or click Audio or scroll down for an audio introduction.

We enjoyed getting to meet you and hope to see you again soon. Information on volunteer opportunities can be found here. To contact us for more information or to apply for residency, click here.


You're Invited To:


Join us for a special Fiesta Fundraiser to 

support Friedman Place's enriching activities and programs

THURSDAY, October 27, 2016

from 6:00 - 8:30 PM


5515 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago


Buy Tickets


Ticket Price:  $75 in advance, $80 at the door

Please RSVP by October 24 by clicking the link above or calling (773) 409-6129

The evening will feature Pan-Latin appetizers provided by Friedman Place's own kitchen and El Carrito, with a bar of unlimited beer, wine, and specialty cocktail.

Join us for resident performances, presentations, tours of Friedman Place and our new annex, and more!

A Special Thanks to:

Latin Bliss Nightclub Logo      El Carrito Logo


VIP Sponsor Packages are available.  Please contact Laura Roth at (773) 409-6129 or


Jalapeños in the Oatmeal: A blog about vision loss by Friedman Place social worker Jeff Flodin:  

Watch the video below for a look into life at Friedman Place!

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Click on the Play icon below to hear an audio introduction to Friedman Place:


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Click here for a transcript of the audio introduction: Transcript







5527 North Maplewood: Chicago, IL 60625 Phone: (773) 989-9800
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