montgomery place retirement community mission vision values and history

Our Story

Community, Culture and Nature

They all come together at Montgomery Place in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

Our Mission
We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of every member of our diverse and inclusive community.

We believe that when each individual’s social, intellectual, physical, cognitive, and social needs are met, a truly authentic joy and sense of contentment can be found.

Women wearing a protective mask drinking a glass of wine

Our VisionFor over 30 years Montgomery Place has proudly maintained its standing as one of Chicago’s preeminent senior living communities.

As a not-for-profit organization, we gladly extend our expertise and talents not only to our residential neighborhood but also to the community beyond Hyde Park. Our vision is grounded in the belief that mind, body and spirit can work in harmony with the joys and wonders found in one of the world’s most vital and influential cities.

Smiling Montgomery Place Resident in Gray Sweater

Our ValuesOur five core values serve as our guiding force: integrity, dignity, engagement, caring, and quality.

With a firm belief that the wonders of the city of Chicago uniquely contribute to the health and healing of the mind, body, and spirit, Montgomery Place retirement community takes great pride in making a difference in the lives of our residents and the community as a whole.

Montgomery Place Building Aerial Shot

Our HistoryMontgomery Place grew from seeds of kindness planted more than 125 years ago

In 1888 Rev. Walter Delafield came to the aid of three elderly women in his Episcopal parish in Hyde Park. The women needed a place to live that could accommodate caregivers. So Father Delafield rented a home for them; others followed, and in 1915, what became The Church Home organization constructed its first residential building, for 80 adults.

In the 1980s, The Church Home purchased our current property and began construction for a new retirement community named for Episcopal Bishop (the late) James W. Montgomery. Montgomery Place began welcoming residents in October 1991.

The Church Home, affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, that provides clergy chaplains, and visiting clergy, for Montgomery Place residents and their families. Our chaplains serve people of all faith traditions — or no faith tradition — with home and hospital visits, grief counseling and support for caregivers. The Church Home also provides support to other seniors in northern Illinois.


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