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Chicago Hyde Park Village

5500 S Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637



Founded in 2011, the mission of Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) is to create a community of “neighbors helping neighbors” on the south side of Chicago by providing opportunities for social engagement, educational programs, and facilitating volunteer support services and referrals to foster vibrant healthy aging.

CHPV helps its members age in place and remain engaged in the community while mitigating the challenges that can affect us all as we age, such as social isolation, health concerns, and limited access to transportation. CHPV collaborates with other local organizations to facilitate a community of communities, to promote neighbors being neighbors, and to encourage residents of all ages to remain active and engaged.


Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) strives for an innovative, welcoming, and inclusive environment. We commit to providing programs and services that reflect the interests and needs of older adults in Hyde Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. To achieve this, CHPV adheres to best practices in accessibility for persons living with disabilities including and not limited to hearing loss, deafness, low vision, blindness, limited mobility, neurodiversity, and cognitive impairment. Our goal is to increase diversity to reflect our surrounding community and celebrate people of all backgrounds and experiences, including race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, and all other identities and intersectionalities. In an effort to uphold our promises, CHPV will periodically self-evaluate and actively solicit feedback from members, volunteers, and community partners to ensure positive outcomes and evolve the operations of our organization.

Chicago Hyde Park Village commits to:

  1. Representation and respect of diverse experiences and backgrounds
  2. Programs and services that are accessible, inclusive, and relevant to the older adults in the neighborhoods we serve
  3. Recruitment of diverse members, volunteers, staff, and board who reflect our community
  4. Using a critical lens to evaluate our services, policies, and practices
  5. Implementing anti-ageist, anti-ableist, and anti-racist policies and practices

Equity statement adopted by the Board of Directors, March 12, 2023