Housing/Independent Living


Alden Health Care & Senior Living
Multiple locations throughout the Chicagoland area, Rockford and southern Wisconsin
Alden Health Care & Senior Living has 38 locations throughout the Chicagoland area, Rockford and southern Wisconsin including Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled and Assisted Living Facilities.

Anixter Village is an accessible apartment building designed for adults with Spina Bifida. Anixter Village is conveniently located within the Illinois Medical District at 2059 W. Washburne, Chicago. Tenants are strongly encouraged to participate in transition programming to gain skills which can be used in the community. It's owned and operated by Anixter Center and governed by HUD regulations. It's built with the needs of an individual with Spina Bifida in mind.  To request a tenant application for Anixter Village, call the Anixter Center at 1-773-761-1501. Choose extension 1, for "HUD apartment information" and leave a message asking them to send you an application for Anixter Village.

Center For Independent Futures
1015 Davis Street Evanston, IL 60201
With the New Futures Initiative, Center for Independent Futures developed a step-by-step process that gives families the ability to open doors to supported living options in their own neighborhoods.

Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) Providers List in IL  
In order to provide more service choice for customers, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities provided the list, including contact information.

Deer Path of Huntley
12500 Regency Parkway
Huntley, Illinois 60142
Deer Path of Huntley is an affordable assisted lifestyle community for adults ages 22-64 with physical disabilities, encouraging resident independence while preserving dignity and providing personalized services.

Eden Supportive Living
940 West Gordon Terrace
Chicago, IL 60613
Locations also in North Aurora and Champaign. Eden Supportive Living offers assisted living housing for physically disabled individuals ages 22-64, combining apartment-style housing with personal care and services.

GateWay at River City
518 Romeo B. Garrett Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
Phone: 309-673-3115
An affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 with physical disabilities.

Illinois Housing Development Authority
111 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 836-5200
Their mission is to finance the creation and preservation of affordable housing in Illinois. Their I-Refi program is designed to help homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but owe more than their home is worth, due to declining property values in their community.

Illinois Independent Living Center and Katharine Manor Apartments   
1141 Iroquois Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 357-0077
A wheelchair accessible, barrier-free housing alternative to assistive living or a nursing home, designed specifically for people who are physically disabled, mentally alert and able to live independently. 

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 501
Springfield, Illinois 62701
The statewide association for Illinois’ 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs).

Leavitt Apartments
Flossmoor, IL
A six-unit apartment building and the first single-site supportive housing development for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities financed by IHDA.

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities HOMEMOD Program
People with disabilities in Chicago can apply for accessible home modifications through this program. Click here for the application.

Over the Rainbow Association
2040 Brown Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Over the Rainbow Association designs, produces, and manages housing solutions that are barrier-free, affordable and cost-effective.

Stonebridge of Gurnee
5980 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 596-3211
A supportive living community for adults 22-64 with physical disabilities.

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Lurie Children's Hospital Transportation Handout
Transportation: Getting Around [PDF]

Parking Program for People with Disabilities
Parking Program Guide [PDF]

Person with Disabilities Certification for Parking Placard
Parking Placard Application [PDF]

Central Illinois Public Transit
Serves Altamon, Mattoon, Teutopolis, Mason, Edgewood, along with Effingham. They provide pre-scheduled transportation to consumers in Central Illinois.
To schedule a trip, call 1-855-755-2478.

Dial-A-Ride Rural Public Transportation Program
217-639-5169 or toll-free at 1-800-500-5505.
Provides public transportation in Coles County for individuals over 60, the disabled and the general public of all ages.

Easy Access Chicago
Easy Access Chicago provides information on the accessibility of over 100 Chicagoland attractions and transportation methods.

MobilityWorks, Inc.
Locations in Villa Park, Plainfield and Niles.
Sales phone: 877-275-4907
MobilityWorks offers new and used accessible vans for sale or for rent, sell and install electric scooter lifts, transfer seats, docking systems, hand controls, driving aids and more.

The National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility Grant Program
The National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility works nationally to provide vehicle modification grants to individuals with disabilities in need of financial assistance.

New Ability Inc.
1005 Main St., Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: 708-345-3939
This vendor exclusively works on power mobility equipment in vans/cars.

Open Taxis
Phone: 855-928-1010
E-mail for prearranged orders: dispatch1@opendoorsnfp.org
Open Taxis is a new centralized dispatch system for wheelchair accessible taxis in the Chicagoland area. They operate in the city, city to suburb and suburb to city with accessible vehicles. Customers can prearrange taxi service via phone or e-mail.

Personal Mobility
Provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles, driving systems, mobility seats, handicap lifts, and other vehicle modifications.
706 W. Bradley
Champaign, IL 61820
Locations in Peoria and Springfield too.
Phone: 217-398-1188

RTA Travel Training Program
Phone: 312-913-3120
Email: traveltraining@rtachicago.org
The Regional Transportation Authority teaches people with disabilities how to use CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains. No cost except for transit fairs during training.

Rural Transit Assistance Center
Phone: 309-298-2141
RTAC, with the assistance of Human Service Transportation Plan (HSTP) coordinators, can help you procure a ride through a network of transportation providers from around the state.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago’s Resource Guide to Obtaining or Modifying An Accessible Vehicle

Riders who use motorized wheelchairs or scooters can in certain cities request a ride in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV). uberWAV driver-partners are certified by a third party in safely driving and assisting people with disabilities. Available in Chicago. 


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