The JLM Life Center is a 40,000 square foot multi-purpose non-smoking facility conveniently located minutes away from downtown Chicago. The JLM Center is also handicapped accessible. The JLM Center began construction in 2006 and was completed in 2008 through the generous efforts of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Opportunity. The JLM Center brings the community together through enriching leisure time and positive self-development experiences. There is so much that the JLM Center has to offer. Whether an individual is seven years old or seventy years young, we have programs to meet personal needs and interests. Our programs and activities are designed to reach out to all ages and to provide a sense of community for residents in the city of Chicago.