1212 House Julie & Michael Tracey Foundation | Chicago, Illinois
Young adults with high functioning autism need support to transition into independent living and steady employment. A family foundation purchased a four bedroom Victorian home near the University of Illinois campus and commissioned MRSA to help convert it to a well-appointed housing facility. We turned this two-flat home into a five bedroom single family residence where young adults can live independently with volunteer support. The home features soft surfaces, indirect and dimmable lighting, areas for gaming and quiet retreats, and a kitchen equipped to host cooking classes.