Setting & Phases
The Village sits on 132 acres in a beautiful, tranquil setting in southwest Indiana. Rolling hills, woods and landscaped areas create an appealing outdoor environment beautiful in all seasons. Our residents and their guests enjoy pleasant, quiet surroundings near the city of Evansville and close to a regional airport and major interstates.
With beautifully landscaped areas and a handicapped accessible nature trail, our property site has earned acclaim. In 2005 and 2007, Jacob’s Village won awards among nonprofit facilities in Evansville’s annual citywide landscape-judging contest. The Village’s intention is to provide an attractive, inviting neighborhood community for the people who live here. Obviously, our efforts toward achieving that objective are well underway!
Jacob’s Village is being established in phases. Phase I opened for occupancy in 2004 when we welcomed our first 6 residents. This phase currently includes 3 accessible ranch homes, a shared recreational courtyard and many site amenities, like our meditation garden, that residents and visitors alike enjoy. Phase II, opened in 2013, offers 12 attractive, ground level, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. These apartments share the same architectural motifs as, and are a nice complement to, our Phase I homes. With this expansion, Jacob’s Village is able to more than double the number of people we can serve. Planning is now underway to fund and soon build a multipurpose community center that will be the centerpiece of the Jacob’s Village neighborhood and house a variety of programs, services and amenities for our residents.
Supportive Living Homes
The Supportive Living Homes are suitable for people with disabilities who need assistance with daily living activities. Each home provides modern, comfortable, family-like accommodations and supports 4 residents. A staff person is available at all times to assist those living in the home. Residents have private bedrooms, semi-private bathrooms, and shared community living space that includes a kitchen, dining room and living room. Support Services are managed by Bethesda Lutheran Communities.
Independent and Supportive Living Apartments
Our community now offers 12 attractive, ground level, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments designed for energy efficiency, safety, low maintenance, and accessibility. These apartments have private entrances, covered parking, universal design features, and many modern amenities. To foster a sense of community and encourage healthy lifestyles, the development will have interconnecting pedestrian walkways, lots of green space, and areas for community gardens and recreation. Applications are currently being accepted.
- Duplex style units with ground-level entry
- Attached carports and private patios
- Universal design
- Energy Star appliances
- Network of Support Service providers
- Age 55+ or Disabled
- Income Restrictions apply
- Additional resident selection criteria apply
Rents: starting in the low $400s
Central to the vision for Jacob Village’s expanded community is an Multi-purpose Community Center which would house a variety of programs, services and amenities for residents. We envision a building bustling with activities such as Tai-Chi, Arts and Crafts, classes on financial literacy, running an energy efficient home and many more, all available to on-site residents. The multi-purpose Community Center will be the centerpiece of our neighborhood and would include the following features: a reception/commons area, computer workstations, large conference room with reception area, exercise room, activity center, a covered outdoor patio area and more. Fundraising efforts are currently underway to make our Community Center vision a reality.
Jacob’s Village recently updated its Master Plan to to include additional housing options, a Village Center, Chapel, and other amenities that will enabled adults with disabilities and seniors to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. These developments will be phased in over time in response to the needs of the surrounding community.