Helping Hand Group Home



Countryside, IL 60525


Prairie Forge Group | Rob Ezerins



The project is a new community home for 16 adults with developmental disabilities that will be managed by the non‐profit social service agency, Helping Hand Rehabilitation Organization. The clients who live in this residence generally need more individual care. These clients often have more involved medical problems and need more physical assistance. The ½ acre project site is entered via walkway or drive which is defined by a welcoming gateway trellis structure. Allowable floor area is maximized with the building footprint filling build‐able lot area from setback to setback. Exterior building design and materials will strive to emphasize a residential appearance and scale. Roof forms are steeply sloped and employ a Dutch hip feature that reduces the building’s mass. Eaves and window canopies are deep to emphasize light and shadow as well as protect from water intrusion. Masonry veneer is chosen for its durability and warmth. Pre‐finished patterned siding and bracket details offer accent color and craftsmanship.