Friday, November 11, 2011
HABILITATIVE SYSTEMS, INC. OPENS 60-UNIT SENIOR RESIDENCE IN AUSTIN
On October 28, West Side civic leaders, local residents, and officials of Habilitative Systems, Inc., cut the ribbon officially opening the Enola A. Dew Apartments for Senior Living, a $10 million, 60-unit complex funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the City of Chicago Department of Housing, located at 4623 West Gladys Street. The 55,995 square foot building has a green roof and each 1-bedroom apartment is air conditioned and fully accessible for people with disabilities. This is the third senior/disability housing complex owned and managed by Habilitative Systems, Inc.
The new residential facility is named for the mother of Donald Dew, President & CEO of Habilitative Systems, Inc. Enola A. Dew was a health educator and community organizer on Chicago’s West Side for many years. Dew said of his mother, “She was one of the best strategic planners I’ve ever seen. She came to Chicago from Louisiana in search of a better life. She found it and wanted to make sure that others enjoyed the same inspiration and support she was able to provide her family,” he explained.
Mrs. Dew, who died several years ago, worked with Congressman Danny K. Davis in the 1970s to bring health and wellness programs to the West Side. Congressman Davis said, “Mrs. Dew was a tireless advocate for the disenfranchised. She didn’t believe people should suffer or be left behind due to their circumstances.”
For information on rental opportunities at the Enola A. Dew Apartments or regarding HSI programs, call 773/261-2252.
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