Welcome to Orchard Village!


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For more than 40 years, Skokie-based Orchard Village has empowered persons with developmental challenges to achieve fulfilled lives in the community. To accomplish this, we proudly partner with families, neighbors, caregivers, businesses and individuals to provide community-integrated residential, vocational, educational and in-home services for our customers. Working together, everybody benefits.

The result: a winning partnership...a caring compact...a warm and mutual embrace.




Orchard Village partners with families and communities to optimize personal outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities through a community-integrated approach.

Orchard Village is a fully licensed nonprofit organization that provides supportive services to approximately 300 individuals each year. Advocating a person-centered approach, Orchard Village works with each of its customers to identify personal outcomes to strive toward, ensuring that every individual controls his or her own destiny.


Programs and Services:

Residential Services – Help people realize their dreams to live in a home in the community, whether a 24-hour or intermittently supervised group home or their own apartment. Our staff actively works with residential clients to ensure they are involved in their environments, are connected to family and friends and meaningfully engaged with their communities.

Vocational Services – Facilitate the desire for a job, supported or competitive. Vocational staff listens to the needs and desires of our clients and assesses their skill sets. With individualized training and ongoing support at the work site, clients are successful in their chosen careers. We provide comprehensive training ranging from resumé development to career advancement.

In-Home Respite Services – Support families who provide, in their own homes, ongoing care to their loved ones with disabilities. We provide a trained respite worker, matched to a family’s needs, to give members the gift of time to relax, recharge or attend to their other obligations.

Home Based Support Services – Provide support for children and adults who live at home with their families or on their own in the community. The program offers grant funds with which individuals can purchase services that allow them to maintain home living and reach personal goals.

Orchard Academy – Teaches the independent living, vocational and social skills necessary for 17-thru-21 year-olds in special education to transition successfully into adult life. Students find success in securing and retaining employment, learning to navigate public transportation, being involved in social activities, living on a budget, planning a daily menu, caring for their home and other skills essential to living on their own.  


Save the Date! 2014 Blossom Gala Set for May 3 at Art Institute of Chicago

Orchard Village is excited to announce that the 27th Annual Blossom Gala auction/dinner/dance will take place the evening of Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the elegant Art Institute of Chicago. Valet parking is free! In the dramatic Millennium Park Room, guests will be served refreshing cocktails as they socialize with friends old and new and place bids on alluring silent auction items. They'll have a rare, after-hours opportunity to peruse the museum's stunning American Art Galleries. And in the soaring Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room they'll enjoy dinner, award presentations, a live auction, music and dancing. For more info, or to volunteer for a Gala committee, contact Erika Vavrik: 847-967-1800 ext. 133. See you there!


Corporate Partnership & Cause Marketing Opportunities

Contact: Peter Kuntz

847-967-1800 ext 141 or peter_kuntz@orchardvillage.org

View our "Community/Embrace" Program Video

Please embrace Orchard Village! View our video highlighting our Residential, Vocational, In-Home Support and Orchard Academy programs along with some of our customers.

Orchard Academy is Growing!

Find out if Orchard Academy is the right option for your 17 thru 21 year-old. Learn more.