Our Approach

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois works to meet the needs of seniors and adults who need comfortable, affordable and accessible housing. We own some properties manage others. We strive to provide a home-like atmosphere in all of our residences.

  • Owned Properties


  • Deer Creek Manor

    3916 N. Vermillion St.

    Danville, IL 61834


  • Downer Place of LSSI I

    2007 W. Downer Pl.

    Aurora, IL 60506


  • Downer Place of LSSI II

    2007 W. Downer Pl.

    Aurora, IL 60506


  • Gable Point

    401 Commonwealth Dr.

    Crystal Lake, IL 60014


  • Greenbrier Apartments

    926 Greenbrier Rd.

    DeKalb, IL 60115


  • 1315 Rowell Ave.

    Joliet, IL 60433


  • Kingston Place

    7435 S. Kingston Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60649


  • Lincoln Manor

    615 N. Lincoln Hwy.

    Rochelle, IL 61068


  • Luther Center

    111 W. State St.

    Rockford, IL 61101


  • Meadow Ridge Apartments

    1731 Hance Dr.

    Freeport, IL 61032


  • Our Savior's Apartments

    14600 S. Indiana Ave.

    Dolton, IL 60419


  • Prairie Ridge

    1730 Hance Drive

    Freeport, IL 61032


  • Riverrain Point

    200 N. Island Ave.

    Batavia, IL 60510


  • Rolling Meadows Senior Housing

    1125 E. 1500 North Road

    Taylorville., IL 62568


  • Spring Ridge

    6645 Fincham Drive

    Rockford, IL 61108


  • Victorian Woods

    3910 West Main

    Decatur, IL 62522


  • Managed Properties


  • Buford Walker Senior Housing

    17725 Arcadia Ave.

    Lansing, IL 60438


  • Elmbrook Senior Residence

    7940 W. Grand Ave.

    Elmwood Park, IL 60707


  • Immanuel Manor, Inc.

    1415 Eastview Ave.

    Danville, IL 61832


  • Shore Line Place

    324 Linden Ave.

    Wilmette, IL 60091


Spotlight - Affordable Senior Housing Services

"I'm Staying Right Here!"

“I believe in growing old gracefully. Because otherwise, you’re up the creek!”

Lucile is indeed growing old gracefully as she approaches her 89th birthday. She is also growing old with the independence and dignity that are so important to her. Lucile is a resident of Joshua Arms, an affordable housing complex in Joliet, a program of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI).

Lucile lived near her son in Arizona until her savings were depleted and her Social Security check could no longer cover her rent. Just over a year ago, Lucile moved back to her home state of Illinois and in with her daughter’s family in Plainfield. But with a sharp mind and in reasonably good physical health, she wanted to live on her own. With her daughter’s help, she found the perfect place to live at Joshua Arms.

“Everyone is so nice here. Even the maintenance men are nice! They are Johnny-on-the-spot when you need something,” she says.

Lucile lives in one of Joshua Arms’ 186 independent living apartments, where she’s happy to be able to cook and clean for herself. If the time comes when she will need more help, Lucile can receive three meals a day and personal care services in one of Joshua Arms’ supportive living apartments. Having both kinds of apartments at one location allows seniors to “age in place” and keeps them within the community they have grown to love.

Best of all, Joshua Arms is affordable for Lucile and her fellow residents. She says, “Here they don’t take my whole check, and I like that. My rent has even gone down, since I’ve been here. I’m not going anywhere! I’m staying right here!”

Lucile’s family is also happy about her homey apartment. Her daughter, Kathy, says “You cannot imagine how helpful Joshua Arms has been.” The steps in her daughter’s home meant living there long-term wasn’t an option for Lucile, so Joshua Arms has been the ideal alternative. Kathy says, “God found Joshua Arms for her. It was divine intervention because other places had long waiting lists.”

Joshua Arms is just one of 21 affordable housing facilities that LSSI offers in Illinois. We are committed to serving low-income seniors in this way, as baby boomers age and the need for affordable housing grows.