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1500 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
The Salvation Army is committed to providing older adults on limited incomes with the finest care and the comfortable living arrangements they deserve. To meet the growing need for safe, affordable housing for seniors in our community, Booth Manor was created.
In cooperation with HUD
Booth Manor is a residence built by The Salvation Army for older adults, eligible for subsidized housing under U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines. The residence provides safe and affordable house for up to 58 individuals.
The residence is for seniors who are able to live independently and care for themselves in their own living arrangements. They must meet federal income requirements to qualify for subsidized housing. They also must be residing in Chicago when they apply to secure an apartment.
Usually the residence is fully occupied. However, an older adult can apply to be on The Salvation Army Booth Manor waiting list.
Most residents have furnishings from their previous homes and prefer to bring these to set up their apartments. Depending on the need, assistance with furnishing an apartment is available.
The entire facility is accessible and designed to accommodate people with or without disabilities - this includes the individual apartments. An emergency bell is also located in each apartment to alert the staff when they are needed.
A convenient 24-hour laundry facility is available to all residents.
Daily, weekly and monthly social events such as visits to shopping malls, field trips, parties, celebrations and other activities give residents an outlet for their energies and interests. A variety of classes, workshops, seminars and programs featuring topics of interest give residents an opportunity to continue learning. Spiritual and guidance counseling is also available. Residents are encouraged to use their talents and skills in many creative activities, such as arts and crafts. Booth Manor residents take pride in their accomplishments and enjoy teaching one another new skills. Our Resident Lounge provides opportunity for the community to gather for companionship, conversation, games and a variety of social activities.