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Meet Our Staff: Adnana

Adnana, certified rehabilitation counselor of The Navigator Program, describes her role as “a bridge” between her clients and the vast array of services available

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Meet Our Staff: Tony

Christian Zapata, most often known as Tony, a household nickname from his middle name Antonio, heads Friedman Place’s versatile social services department. His wide-ranging

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Meet Our Volunteers: Rod

Rod Gardner has been volunteering as Friedman Place’s job coach for over one year. Part of Rod’s inspiration to volunteer at Friedman Place stemmed

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Meet our Staff – Rita

Rita Scaletta has been Friedman Place’s Director of Finance and Operations for about 14 years now. Her three main areas of responsibility include making

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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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Friedman Place Works to Achieve Mushen Silver Certification

  Friedman Place is proudly working towards a Silver Certification from MUHSEN for providing a friendly environment for people who are blind and their families. Muhsen (Muslims Understanding and Helping Special Education Needs) is a nonprofit umbrella organization that serves the Muslim community to establish a more inclusive “Special Needs Friendly” environment for our Brothers [...]

Friedman Place Welcomes a Furry Resident

Friedman Place Welcomes a Furry Resident! Tina and Cassidy out for a walk on a beautiful spring day. Please join us in congratulating Friedman Place Resident Tina and her new guide dog Cassidy. The pair recently graduated guide dog training together and returned home from California just in time to enjoy walks in the lovely [...]

Friedman Place Lighthouse

Our lighthouse will be on display at 430 North Michigan Avenue from June 19 – August 11. Come check it out!

Residents learn how to better use the Braille Writers

Judith, our Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist brought a wonderful man named Rob in to teach us how to better use our Braille Writers.

Dangerous Mike rocks Friedman Place!!!

The residents are rocking along with Dangerous Mike!

Rice Krispies – Just for fun!