As part of Claretian Associates, Villa Guadalupe Senior Services has provided a range of essential services—including spacious and affordable apartments, bilingual social and health services, and other enriching activities—to South Chicago seniors ages 55 and older since 1991.
Villa Guadalupe’s mission is to enhance and maintain seniors’ quality of life and sense of dignity by providing affordable housing and supportive services while also encouraging autonomy and self-determination, a sense of security, and strong relationships with their families and community.
Villa Guadalupe offers affordable 1- and 2-bedroom apartments complete with appliances, a monthly electricity allowance, and free gas heat. Residents also have access to free, on-site physical therapy and health services, social programs, case management, immigration and advocacy services, and space for family parties, senior gatherings, and community meetings.
Through Villa Guadalupe, seniors can take part in other engaging, recreational programs such as exercise and dance classes, jewelry-making classes, holiday events, and day trips. Villa Guadalupe also links seniors with local schools for intergenerational programs and offers seniors help finding appropriate employment opportunities if necessary.
Additionally, Villa Guadalupe operates the Senior Center program within the Victory Centre of South Chicago assisted living facility. Just two blocks from Villa Guadalupe, seniors can go there every weekday for affordable meals, activities, and classes.
You can make a donation directly to Villa Guadalupe by selecting it from the Program Specific Use dropdown menu on our secure online donation form. As always, 95% of your donation will go directly to Villa Guadalupe to help seniors continue to thrive in South Chicago.