Our buildings (only blocks away from one another) are located in the Edgewater area - just minutes from our beautiful Lakefront, the Loyola and Granville Red Line stops, multiple bus lines, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee/tea shops, and self-help meeting locations. These beautiful buildings add yet another chapter in RCOSA’s 26-plus year history of helping recovering people learn how to build a foundation for a lifetime of sobriety.
Each resident at RCOSA has a private room in two and three-bedroom units - which are beautifully maintained, and fully furnished including laundry, cable TV, wireless internet, and all the floor supplies necessary to keep the units clean and beautiful - the RCOSA way.
For those who drive, garage spots may be available however, there is ample street parking.
Edgewater is a lakefront community area on the North Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois seven miles north of the Loop. As one of Chicago's 77 official community areas, Edgewater is bounded by Foster Avenueon the south, Devon Avenue on the north, Ravenswood Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the east. Edgewater contains several beaches that residents enjoy in the late spring, summer, and early autumn. Chicago's largest park, Lincoln Park, stretches south from Edgewater for seven miles along the waterfront, almost to downtown. Historically, Edgewater was the northeastern corner of Lake ViewTownship, an independent suburb which was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. Today, the Uptown community is to Edgewater's south, Lincoln Square to its west, West Ridge to its northwest and Rogers Park to its north.
Edgewater was first developed around the 1880s as a summer home for Chicago's elite. Today, it provides the northern terminus of both Lincoln Park and Lake Shore Drive. With the exception of pockets acknowledged as historic districts (like the Bryn Mawr Historic District), east-Edgewater (Edgewater Beach) boasts a skyline of high-rise apartment buildings, condominium complexes, and mid-rise homes. To the west, Edgewater is characterized by commercial businesses; single-family homes; and two-, three-, or four-story flats, including the historic neighborhood of Andersonville.