In loving memory of Sean Guza, a long-time resident and member of the Independence Center in Waukegan, IL a rehabilitation program for people with mental illness. It was Sean's wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charity and donated to Independence Center to support the housing program.
Independence Center established its first supported housing complex in 1999 through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). The Eliza T. Davies building was constructed from the ground up and accommodated 19 residents. Since then, Independence Center has expanded its housing program with a mixture of funding from IHDA and the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the latter of which began funding in 2002. The housing department currently can house up to 45 members in our four housing facilities at any given time.
Sean was a bright spark in this world. He touched the lives of so many and will be deeply missed. Please join us for a celebration of his life.