Senior Service Programming at MSV
Marillac St. Vincent is committed to empowering seniors in Chicago through programs and services that improve their quality of life. We accomplish this by offering intensive supports to at-risk seniors, community-based case management, food delivery and friendly visiting to mobility-limited seniors, and monthly enrichment meetings for able seniors.
Intensive Case Advocacy & Support (ICAS) Program
Sponsored by a generous grant from the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and HUD, Marillac St. Vincent provides comprehensive supportive services to at-risk, self-neglectful seniors throughout Chicago to ensure safety, stability and the ability to successfully age in place.
Community-Based Case Management
We offer individualized assessment, person-centered planning, care coordination, advocacy for vulnerable seniors who need support with obtaining resources, accessing food and meals, learning about financial management, and more.
We can connect clients to companion services to alleviate isolation and loneliness for seniors who lack other social supports. These services are provided by other seniors who have been trained to provide friendly visiting, and volunteer visiting companions.
We provide a safe and nurturing environment for mobile, active seniors on the West Side to meet each month. Take Charge meetings offer socialization, sharing a meal, and educational experiences through speakers. The Take Charge day trips offer enriching opportunities such as a boat cruise or museum visit.
An extension of Take Charge, Coffee Club is an additional monthly meeting for fellowship and light refreshments. It is another opportunity for the seniors to engage with each other as well as MSV staff. There are opportunities for games, art activities, socializing, and other small group activities.
Home Delivery Program
We work to stabilize West Side seniors who have limited mobility and often live alone. Over 70 seniors who are on low, fixed incomes receive regular phone calls, well-being checks, and monthly groceries that often includes fresh produce and meat. Seniors who receive home deliveries also receive help accessing utility assistance and other public benefits as needed. These safeguards help vulnerable older adults safely remain in their homes while staying connected to the community.
For more information on Take Charge and Homebound Elderly, please call 773-584-3265.
For more information on ICAS, Community-Based Case Management, or Companion Services, please call 312-278-4214.