One of the neatest organizations I have run across in Chicago has to be Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) They provide a number of services for low income, isolated elderly in Chicago. Many times, they are forced to move because they cannot keep up with their rent. Or they have a fall, end up in a nursing home for a while and then lose their apartment because they have not been able to pay for it while they were getting rehab. Then these normally independent seniors are left to live in long-term care settings.
One program helps bring these seniors back into the community and I will write more about that program called “Home Again” later.
Caseworkers from H.O.M.E are always working with seniors in need of furniture and household items.
H.O.M.E will actually come pick your donated furniture up and then use it for one of these seniors in the community.
All you have to do is contact them! You don’t have to figure out how to get the furniture out of your house and over to the Salvation Army. Pick up routes include the city and the suburbs of Chicago! And you know its not being resold but going right into the home of a local senior. Doesn’t that feel good?