Our Place chosen by Wilmette Optimists to receive grant

The Wilmette Optimist Club chose Our Place as the beneficiary of their 2019 Golf Outing! This is a great opportunity for us to collaborate with the Optimists as we get to know their members better and they get to know our participants. The Optimists especially want to support scholarships for members of the community.

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Our Place Mission
Supporting teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive, socially connected lives in their home community. 



How We Do It

Our Place targets personal growth through skills development and immersion in community life so that participants can be full members of their community. We provide intensive relationships with staff, peers, mentors and community volunteers as this is the most effective way to attain personal objectives. Activities address the components of a rich life: work, socializing, volunteer service and lifelong learning. We offer more than 40 distinct programs, with 70% in community settings. 

We call our teens and adults participants because they are fully engaged in designing their days, choosing how they spend their time, setting their goals and connecting with the people they like. We think of our staff members as life coaches, assisting participants in setting and attaining their goals.


Employment at Our Place

Please see open job listings here. If you're interested in working with Our Place,
but don't see an option that fits your skills, please reach out!


Find Your Place to Grow

Meet friends who share your passions, get your jokes and appreciate your unique personality.


Find Your Place To Learn



Experience the thrill of trying new things, working hard and saying “I did it.”


Find Your Place in the World


The community is our program site. Connect, serve and contribute to the wider world.