The Independent Living project was designed to meet the need for an Elder community facility to improve the quality of life of our Elder residents. Located within the West Sand Pillow property, the facility will increase visibility and accessibility; promoting health, safety, and community living among Ho-Chunk Elder residents. The Independent Living facility has 8-rental units that will house Ho-Chunk Elders age 55 and up.

About the facility:

The exterior landscape, walking trails, and nearby District One Community Center will promote family friendly living and provide health and wellness through physical and mental activity. Within the HoChunk Nation, there
is an abiding tradition of respect for honoring of Elders. The Elders of the Ho-Chunk Nation are valued resources and we believe that this project will enhance the Nation’s ability to preserve an Elder’s connection
with his/her family, community, and culture.

Residents of the property will enjoy the following services and amenities:

  • Private 1- bedroom apartments (for individual elders or elder couples)
  • 24-hour video surveillance of property
  • Educational, social and cultural opportunities and entertainment events throughout the year, when available
  • Maintenance of community and grounds
  • Community kitchen, living room and recreational area

The facility will be managed by the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Social Services, under the new Independent Living Division. The rental application, selection process and guidelines are currently under review and will be released as soon as possible. If you have any immediate questions or would like to be put on an application mailing list, please contact Tanya Kessen at 715-284-2622 Ext. 5198 or email