Friedman Place: A Residence for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Friedman Place: A Residence for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults
5527 North Maplewood
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 989-9800 (Local)
(773) 989-4889 (Fax)
http://www.friedmanplace.org

Brief Description

Friedman Place offers a safe, supportive and vibrant community where seniors and other adults with visual impairment can live independently and hassle-free. Established in 2004, we are one of the largest residential communities for the blind in the country and as such, are able to offer a wide array of services and resources to our residents.

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.

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Clients served on average per year: ninety
Number of staff: 60
Staff description: Nursing, dietary, housekeeping/maintenance, activities,development,administrative.
Geographic area served: We admit residents from all over the country and have admitted from Asia and Africa.
Publications: Beacon Newsletter/ Annual Report

Staff

Alexander Brown, Interim Executive Director, alexander@friedmanplace.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Information and Referral Service to comunity resources for aldults who are visually impaired. Limited Counseling is offered.
  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling services.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides referrals for physical, occupational and speech therapy.
  • Housing Services
    • Offers housing for people with vision problems in studio or one-bedroom apartments with full bathrooms and kitchenettes.
  • Library Services
    • Maintains a library with large print, braille and audio books.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Maintains a low-vision clinic on the premises run by the Illinois Eye Institute.
  • Recreation Services
    • Provides recreational and educational activities to adults with vision problems throughout Metropolitan Chicago. Facilities include weaving workshop, computer center, and exercise room.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Friedman Place offers a safe, supportive and vibrant community where seniors and other adults with visual impairment can live independently and hassle-free. Established in 2004, we are one of the largest residential communities for the blind in the country and as such, are able to offer a wide array of services and resources to our residents.
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