Gigi's Playhouse / Chicago

  • Chicago
  • Places to Party & Play
  • Special Needs
3948 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60089
(773) 583-7529
  • About

    Founded in 2003, GiGi?s Playhouse is the only international network of Down syndrome achievement centers, with free educational and therapeutic programs for all ages. GiGi?s Playhouse Chicago was founded in 2008 and has experienced significant growth, going from serving 20 families to 140, with constant inquiries from new families who hope to take advantage of the programs. The center?s programming options also have exploded. GiGi?s Playhouse Chicago launched with school-age literacy tutoring and teen drama. There are now eight programs that cover all life stages, from birth to pre-teen to adulthood. In addition, the center has gone from utilizing a handful of volunteers eight years ago to more than 200 volunteers today.