Welcome to Orchard Village!

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.

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.  


Orchard Village is proud to partner with ADA 25 Chicago in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with our summer, 2015 program: Therapeutic Urban Farm & Camp Serving Adults With Developmental Disabilities. For more information, go to www.ada25chicago.org

Embrace Orchard Village on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 by Making an ONLINE Donation That Day!

We hope you will remember to support Orchard Village on #GivingTuesday, the national day of philanthropy and "giving back." Your gift will be timely, as the challenging economy and State of Illinois budget delay threaten the crucial financial support of individuals with developmental disabilities and organizations that support them. The Coleman Foundation will match all or a portion of most online donations to Orchard Village made that day, so please mark the date and make a gift ONLINE on TUESDAY, DEC. 1. 


SAVE THE DATE! Orchard Village's 29th Annual Blossom Gala is Set for Saturday, May 14, 2016 at The Peninsula Chicago.

Please plan to join us for our major annual fundraiser next spring! Enjoy cocktails, silent & live auctions, dinner, music and dancing as we celebrate in support of Orchard Village's 44th year of service to individuals with developmental disabilities. Plus, three individuals will be inducted into the Orchard Village Hall of Fame (more to come!). The Peninsula Chicago is a true gem among Chicago's downtown hotels. Join us for an elegant and unforgettable evening in the Grand Ballroom and adjoining open-air Terrace, both of which overlook Chicago's Magnificent Mile! 


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.