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Friedman Place is a nonprofit Supportive Living Community for adults who are blind or visually impaired. Most of our residents have additional health challenges, that become more difficult to manage due to blindness. Visual impairment is what unites our residents, but each person has unique needs which are addressed by the programs and services Friedman Place provides.

About Us

Friedman Place is much more than just a home.  Our building, located on Chicago’s northwest side is designed specifically to accommodate people who are blind with special lighting, flooring changes, handrails and “talking” elevators.  The building contains more than 75 one-bedroom or studio apartments; along with a clean welcoming place to live, residents receive meals, housekeeping, maintenance assistance, and money management.

These services are provided by an eager staff that consists of nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, activity staff, and others, even volunteers.  All staff are specially trained to work with adults with visual impairments and respond respectfully to their needs.

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Our Mission

The mission of Friedman Place is to provide housing and supportive services to adults who are blind or visually impaired. Friedman Place emphasizes resident self-determination, independence, and interaction within the community. Friedman Place strives to be a primary force among professional organizations serving adults who are blind or visually impaired.

Our Vision

At Friedman Place we value an open, vibrant, and accessible community for our residents. We also engage other stakeholders and adult non-residents who are blind or visually impaired, and seek to enrich our programs and services, utilizing community partners for the greatest benefit. We support a self-directed person-centric model of care that provides for choice, engagement, and possibility.

At a glance

% of Friedman Place’s residents have very low incomes

average number of chronic conditions most of our residents live with

% Legally Blind

% Over the age of 50

News & Highlights

Resident touching painting

Celebrating the Arts 2018

Celebrating the Arts at Friedman Place was a resounding success! Thank you to all of the artists who contributed their art work for display

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Community Woven Tapestries

My Mind’s Eye Sees What My Regular Eye Cannot: Community Woven Tapestries Weavers at Friedman Place teamed up with textile artist and educator, John

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Upcoming & Recent Events

Nina Frenkel Concert Series December

07 December, 2018

5527 North Maplewood Ave Chicago, IL 60625

Please join us for the fourth concert in this year-long series! Presenting: Sabina L. Lilly – Vocalist James Cornolo – Guitar Friday, December 7, 2018 2:00pm –

Weaving Sale

17 November, 2018

5527 N Maplewood Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

Weaving Sale at Friedman Place Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:00pm – 4:00pm Items for sale include: dish towels rugs purses and tote bags bibs mug rugs scarves

We encourage prospective residents and family members and friends to visit Friedman Place.

Call to schedule a personal visit or for more information.

Call (773) 989-9800