During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to participate in our Impact Sector survey, access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Read More

Corporate Day of Service

Save to Favorites

Friedman Place

  • 1 person is interested

Are you looking for a special Corporate Day of Service? Friedman Place is an adult home for the visually impaired and blind community in Chicago. We would be happy to help coordinate a meaningful fun day, a day of service to build teamwork while connecting you with your employees as well as our residents that live at Friedman Place.

Our day could comprise of meeting with our Executive Director, professional staff to learn about blindness and participating in an experiential blind exercise, interacting with our resident and participating in games and conversation.

Please Contact Beth at Beth@friedmanplace.org

8 More opportunities with Friedman Place

About Friedman Place


5527 North Maplewood Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Friedman Place is to provide housing and supportive services to people who are blind or visually impaired so that their lives can be healthy, dignified, and stimulating.

Friedman Place emphasizes a rehabilitation model based on resident self-determination, independence, and interaction within the community. Its outreach program provides recreational and educational activities to adults with vision problems throughout metropolitan Chicago.

Friedman Places strives to be a primary force among professional organizations serving adults with visual disabilities.


In the heart of Chicago and accessible to its many cultural, social, and educational opportunities, Friedman Place encourages residents' self-determination and independence. We are not just a residential facility but a vibrant community in which people with impaired vision can reach their full potential.

Residents enjoy both the privacy of their own studio or one-bedroom apartments and the richness of community. Some residents travel to work or school before joining others in the lounges and dining room to eat, talk, and participate in many activities. Others may choose to weave a cloth of many colors and textures or to surf the Internet in our state-of-the-art technology center. Medical and social services, as well as personal assistance with activities of daily living, are provided so that residents' days will be healthy, dignified, and stimulating.

Everything at Friedman Place--from the lighting in the hallways to the exercise area for guide dogs--has been designed with the needs of the visually impaired in mind. Our staff members are caring, courteous, sensitive, and available when residents need them.

Friedman Place is open to blind and visually impaired adults, regardless of economic, race, ethnic, or religious background. We are able to offer apartments to low-income individuals.

Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


5527 North Maplewood AveChicago, IL 60625






  • Must be at least 16
  • We are able to accommodate 10-15 people and include a full day of service from 10:00-2:00.
  • We ask that corporate groups assist us by helping to sponsor an activity, lunch or prizes, there are a variety of different opportunities to help out. Please call to schedule a date and design a day of service to service to suit your specific needs.

Report this opportunity