Located in New Lenox, Illinois, the development from Trinity Services addresses the significant need for independent housing and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing an alternative to group homes and other institutional settings.
Featuring 25 affordable units of housing, the building is located close to surrounding development and transportation, and offers on-site amenities including counseling offices, community kitchens and activity space, and outdoor amenities such as a gardening area, recreation area, gazebo, and a walking path through a beautifully designed prairie. Permanent Supportive Housing funding for the development was awarded from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
While construction of the building was actually completed a year ago, residential move-ins were delayed for months while the space was immediately put to use as an emergency center for Covid-19 vaccinations for over 750 disabled residents from the area, who were otherwise unable to get to more centralized vaccine sites.
Also in attendance at the Grand Opening were Thane Dykstra, President & CEO of Trinity Services, Anne Kearns and Chrissy Swanson of Brush Hill Development, Tony Alessi of Synergy Construction Company, and other Trinity Services Board Members and Prairie Trail residents. David was also an integral part of bringing this project to life, but was out of town and unable to attend the ceremony.
WJW is proud to be a team member on this project, and to support the mission and important work of Trinity Services!