Friedman Place

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Friedman Place is a nonprofit organization for blind adults located at 5527 North Maplewood Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. A Supportive Living Facility with 81 resident apartments, Friedman Place provides specialized housing to qualifying individuals regardless of race, religion, or financial resources. The organization's mission 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 offers a large variety of activities, from sailing and opera outings to an in-house weaving program [1]

Friedman Place is a charity with 501(c)(3) status and relies on funding from state and federal sources, as well as personal donations. The organization produces a quarterly newsletter titled The Beacon as well as an annual report.


  1. ^ Meyer, Karen. "Program teaches blind, visually impaired to weave", "ABC 7 Chicago", November 27, 2005, accessed January 3, 2011.