DARE – Disabled Adult Residential Enterprises

1616 E 55th St

Chicago, IL 60615

Welcome to DARE!

What We Do

DARE is a nonprofit community organization offering accessible apartments for adults with disabilities.

Where We Are

The DARE building is located at 1616 East 55th Street, in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Our History

Founded in 1986, DARE continues to play a key role in the diversity that makes Hyde Park a great place to live.



24 Units under one roof subsidized property in Hyde park governed by nonprofit Board of Directors and was specifically constructed housing for persons with disabilities, founded in 1986

In June of 2012, DARE worked with the Hyde Park Disabilities Task Force to identify issues of accessibility in their neighborhood to better the quality of life of anyone with a disability. The volunteers documented and measured widths for wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Highlighting concerns about safety and accessibility for everyone before a major reconstruction planned for the area

DARE – Disabled Adult Residential Enterprises