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Greencastle of Woodlawn I

Greencastle of Woodlawn I consists of 58 apartments and is located in south Chicago, approximately 15-minutes from the downtown district.

The community is located to the south of Washington Park, a public park with community events and walking trails. Local grocery, pharmacy and medical care facilities are nearby. Public transportation options are available close by as well.

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Elida

"Here, everybody's friendly and the seven years everyone has been nice. And, when they need me, I always can give them a hand."

Elida’s Story

As an immigrant from Panama, Elida came to the US in the 1980s to be with her son and daughter. While she enjoyed the comfort of her family, Elida was also looking for independence, so she got a job at Walmart and began her search for her own place to live. It was during one of her regular walks that she saw a sign near Apostles Village Lutheran Church that advertised a new and affordable community development. She called and applied to live there that same day.

It has been over 21 years since Elida moved into Apostles Village, and her presence has positively impacted the community and other residents greatly. She has taught Spanish and computer proficiency classes for other residents, and she has helped staff translate for other spanish-speaking residents during orientations. Elida is a crucial part of the Apostles Village family.

In recent years, she has lost most of her sight, but she has used her bilingual gift and new familiarity with braille to translate English braille books to Spanish for other visually impaired Spanish speaking immigrants. Her talents are special to the Apostles Village community and beyond.

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Employment Opportunities
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Volunteer Opportunities
Yoga Instructors

Certified yoga instructors are needed to lead residents in weekly classes. Yoga instructors can volunteer services or provide service to a group for a nominal rate.

Welcome Baskets (Project)

Volunteer groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can create welcome baskets for new residents throughout the year. (Some communities are able to provide a nominal budget for the project, if needed.)

Singing Group Leaders

Lead residents in singing group. Groups meet weekly, and leaders are asked to direct over a series of meetings.

Resident Day Sponsors

Every year, each community celebrates residents. Residents are provided special services and take-home items, such as t-shirts. Community groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can sponsor this event at their local community.

Pet Therapy Services

Certified pet therapists are needed to visit residents. Therapists are needed weekly and monthly.

Nail Technician

Qualified nail technicians are needed to service residents requesting manicures and pedicures. Technicians can volunteer services or provide services for nominal rates.

Movie Night Sponsors

Community groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can sponsor movie nights at their local community.

Massage Therapist

Licensed massage therapists are needed to service residents requesting massage and other applicable therapeutic services. Therapists can volunteer services or provide services for nominal rates.

Interior Designer Services

Do you have experience or interest in interior design? We’re always looking for individuals to help beautify our communities. We often have opportunities to help residents in their home as well.

Gardening Helpers

Greenthumb volunteers are needed to help beautify community exteriors from May – August each year. Individuals and groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) are welcome.

Exercise and Dance Group Leaders

Organize and lead residents in various exercise and dance classes. Select from a variety of classes to lead or recommend your own.

Community Meal Sponsors

Community groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can sponsor and/or cook a community meal for residents throughout the year. Meals can be homemade recipes made from scratch or ordered (i.e. pizza, sandwiches, etc.)

Community Christmas Gifts (small)

Volunteer groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can shop for small gifts during Christmas and deliver to new residents. (Some communities are able to provide a nominal budget for the project, if needed.)

Book Club Organizer

Book clubs are very popular among our community residents. Volunteers are needed to organize and teach meetings monthly.

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Partnership Opportunities

Greencastle of Woodlawn I is frequently in need of local community partners that can provide services, including: exercise / fitness instruction, nutrition education, therapy services, food assistance, beauty services, healthcare services, religious studies / teaching, art and music instruction and more.

To learn more, please contact us.

Greencastle of Woodlawn I
808 East 61st Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 643-8100

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As a nonprofit, Greencastle of Woodlawn I relies on federal funding and personal donations to operate. Your donation will directly contribute to the sustainability and success of our communities. Donations are tax-exempt as part of Embrace Living Charities.

Funds pet waste disposal system

Supports resident holiday events or game activities

Provides patio chairs and tables

Funds resident bus trip

Provides commercial outdoor benches

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