The Friedman Place Residence from the Front Entrance

Residents play will a dog.

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 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.


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

#IL GIVE Tuesday, December 1

#GivingTuesday is Almost Here!

We're excited that The Retirement Research Foundation has once again offered to match dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, donations that are made to Friedman Place in honor of#ILGIVE and #GivingTuesday!


 Last year your gifts helped Dan, one of our senior residents, learn how to use the DaVinci reader, a machine that not only enlarges print, but also converts text to speech. 

When Dan "read" his mail for the first time without assistance he became filled with emotion and he wept.  He had never envisioned that he could have this type of privacy and independence and now he wants to learn more. 

We are so grateful to you that we were able to provide the technology and training to help Dan become even more independent.

The picture below shows a Friedman Place Resident using a reader.


Photo of a resident using a reader

What is #ILGIVE?  

 As part of the nationwide #GivingTuesday campaign, 
Tuesday, December 1, #ILGIVE, kicks off the charitable season as we come together by celebrating generosity and giving back.
This is the thinking behind this National Movement

We give thanks on Thanksgiving, go to the mall on Black Friday, and browse the web on Cyber Monday.  Now we have dedicated a day to giving back which is the first Tuesday of December each year a.k.a

  #Giving Tuesday!

Last year, because of the generosity of
The Retirement Research Foundation 
Challenge grant
and the generosity of Friedman Place Donors you helped us to raised just over $18,500.  

This year our goal is


Please join us this #GivingTuesday so that we can maximize the generosity of
The Retirement Research Foundation $5,000 Challenge

and continue to provide high quality, individualized care to the residents of Friedman Place.





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