Independence in the making.
After completing school, Jim was ready to experience more. Partnering with Aspire, he found independence, friendship, and more in one of our Community Homes.
Living on your own or with friends can be an intensely rewarding experience. It’s a chance to take on more responsibility. A chance to make meaningful connections. A chance to do things for yourself. Our Community Homes help adults with disabilities, like autism or cerebral palsy, foster personal growth and share in these types of experiences with others.
Dotted throughout Chicago’s northern and western suburbs, Aspire Community Homes provide long-term accommodations for three to eight people. Everyone works together to run the household while trained support professionals lend a caring hand.
Aspire works closely with people to choose a home that’s right for them. We think about size, layout, and interests. Our team also considers things like personal goals and different experiences. These may be how much someone values having meals in a family-like environment or being part of the surrounding community.
Aspire Community Homes use a family-style concept with anywhere from three to eight people in a home.
Homes include a large shared living space and private bedrooms for most people.
Cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and running errands. Roommates do it all together.
People work alongside the Aspire team to gain self-confidence, learn from new experiences, and lead fuller lives.
We love welcoming new friends into our programs! Please fill out this form and an Aspire ambassador will connect with you and answer any questions you might have.
You can also call us at (320) 4-Aspire or (320) 427-7473.
“Three years ago, our son Trevor graduated from his high school transition program. Many of his friends moved away to college. He became frustrated living at home. We were all struggling. Although it was a very difficult decision, Trevor now lives in an Aspire community home with three housemates and his own room. We talk every day and see him quite often. He feels proud that he has his own place (with 24/7 care) just like his peers.”Karen
“I’ve got friends, yeah. I have good friends here. We do chores, sweep the floor, mop the floor, put dishes in the dishwasher, and exercise. People come and visit us. I like that.”Michael
“Aspire’s team members—they’re nice, friendly, and here to help if I need it. And I like that they give us our time, too.”Jackie
“Where I lived before was stressful with fighting and drama. Aspire has changed my life completely! The people that work and live at Aspire support me with the things I do in the community. They aren’t like friends to me. They are like family.”Paul
“Aspire has been such a great experience for my son. I’m so glad he’s made his home here.”Eugenia
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