The Libenu Foundation is a not-for-profit organization comprised of parents and professionals working together to address the residential needs of Jewish adults with disabilities in the Metropolitan Chicago area. The group was formed in response to the shortage of available services relative to the significant and immediate needs of the population.
Libenu, from the Hebrew word meaning “Our Hearts”, reflects a heartfelt commitment to enabling Jewish adults with developmental disabilities to maximize their level of independence and self-determination in an inclusive community setting. The Libenu Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for Jewish adults with developmental disabilities to live independent, meaningful lives as respected members of the Jewish community. The Libenu Foundation endeavors to provide supervised group homes that adhere to Torah values and principles, which will enable adults with disabilities to live with dignity and respect. The primary goal of The Libenu Foundation group homes is to enable all residents to live as fully included members of the Jewish community.