History

Our organization has a storied history dating back over 120 years.

We’ve evolved with the times in order to give people a quality and safe place to call home. It hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve always done what is right for those we serve.

2016
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Greencastle of Allerton (Rockford,Illinois), Greencastle of Bienterra (Rockford,Illinois), Greencastle of Loves Park (Rockford,Illinois), and Greencastle of Mulford (Rockford, Illinois) joined / Organization rebranded as Embrace Living Communities

2015

Martin Avenue Apartments (Naperville, Illinois) added to managed services

2013

Greencastle of Sterling (Illinois) and Greencastle of North Aurora (Illinois) joined

2010
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Renamed as Consecra Housing Network and exited all children and family service programs, including International adoption program

2009

Apostle Village (Tampa Bay, Florida) opened

2005

Discontinued foster care services

1998

CASL Senior Housing (Chicago, Illinois) added to managed services Preschool and special needs adoptive services operations ceased

1996

Bridgeway Homes (Illinois) and Bethel Greencastle South (Kansas City, Missouri) opened

1995

Greencastle of Palatine (Illinois) opened and organization celebrated 100-year anniversary

1994

Pine Acres Nursing Home purchased (Illinois) and Greencastle of Bayonet Point (Tampa Bay, Florida) opened

1993

Greencastle of Kenwood (Chicago, Illinois), Orchard Place of Morgan Park & Beverly (Chicago, Illinois) and Orchard Place of Sarasota (Florida) opened

1992

Greencastle of Barrington (Illinois), Patten House (Illinois), Immanuel Residence (Illinois), Peace Memorial (Illinois)l, Greencastle of Woodlawn I & II (Chicago, Illinois), Greencastle of Garfield I & II (Chicago, Illinois) joined Greencastle of Schaumburg North (Illinois) opened Beneva Oaks (Sarasota, Florida) was added to the managed services program

1991

Bethel Greencastle (Kansas City, Missouri), Greencastle of Englewood (Chicago, Illinois), and Orchard Park of Englewood (Chicago, Illinois) opened

1989

Greencastle of Morgan Park & Beverly (Chicago,Illinois) opened

1988

Greencastle of Arlington Heights (illinois) opened

1987
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Became LifeLink Corporation

1986

Greencastle of Elmhurst (Illinois) opened

1984

International adoption program began

1983

Greencastle of Schaumburg (Illinois) opened

1980

First senior living community, Castle Towers, opened in Bensenville (Illinois)

1978

Meadowcrest Senior Living (Illinois) opened

1975

Anchorage of Bensenville (Illinois) opened

1965

Preschool and special needs adoption services opened

1955

Bensenville Peotone Home (Illinois) opened

1953

Foster care home added

1952

Children transitioned out of Bensenville Home

1945
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Renamed as Bensenville Home Society and organization celebrated 50 years

1943

First foster care staff hired

1951

Freeport Home (Illinois) opened

1895 – 1944
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Renamed “German Evangelical Orphanage & Old Peoples Home Society of Northern Illinois" and facility added a children’s wing for foster care services, a chapel, and a recreational gym

1895
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Began as Deutscher Evangelisch Waisenhaus Und Altenheim Verein von Nord

1893

Original meeting of the founding pastors was held in October

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