Henry Bros. Co. is pleased to announce it participated in the groundbreaking on Monday, April 11, of the nation’s first accessible home for adults with disabilities that will be constructed solely through charitable donations. Located in Chicago’s 18th Ward, the home will enable residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live more independently than they would in alternative housing such as a nursing home.
The home is a project by Envision Unlimited, a nonprofit organization founded in Chicago in 1948 that delivers high-quality programs and services for Illinois residents with disabilities regardless of race, gender, or ability to pay.
Alderman Derrick G. Curtis joined representatives of Henry Bros. Co., JLK Architects, Envision Unlimited, The International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, and several other entities for the event. Participants involved in the construction of the home are donating all, or a portion of, services and materials.