Senior Services


The Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) program provides safety, security and accessibility improvements that help senior citizens to remain in their homes. Repair types include minor repairs such as:

Grab bars
Lever faucets
Door repairs
Carbon monoxide detectors
Smoke detectors
Wheelchair ramps


SARFS is for Chicago seniors who earn no more than 80 percent of the area’s medium income and are at least 60 years of age. Qualified recipients may be owners or renters residing in a one- to four-unit building (a renter must have permission from the landlord and the landlord needs to certify that he or she will not increase the rent as a direct result of SARFS improvements). Note: Residents must provide proof of age, income, and ownership, or owner/agent approval at time of application.


Partners In Community Building, Inc. is a delegate agency under contract to the Department of Planning and Development and is available to assist seniors with:

  • Assist with the application process
  • Make on-site assessments to determine service needs
  • Provide limited home improvements at no cost to the applicant

Please call us at 312-328-0873 for more information or send us a message and we will get back to assist you.


Pearly Peas

Pearly Peas works to improve the quality of life of residents of food-insecure communities.

The mission of Pearly Peas is to increase access to quality foods and health resources for underserved senior citizens in the Chicagoland area. Seniors in independent or assisted living facilities as well as those receiving home care services can qualify for assistance.

Services are for individual and/or group settings including:
Kitchen & Pantry Review
Food & Beverage Recipe Tastings
Grocery List Preparation
Healthy Product Samples
Shopping Trips to Grocery Stores & Farmers Markets
Instruction on Budgeting
Wellness Literature and Tools
Health Screenings
Presentations by Health Professionals

This project is supported by a grant from the American Heart Association.

Need Assistance?  Give us a call at (312) 328-0873.  Register for our online homeownership certificate course!