When we moved into our new office in Oak Park to be able to serve more people, we thought about how we not only wanted to explore the best use of our new space (all 3200 sq. ft.,) but that we really wanted the office to be professional and inviting. We also hoped that we could create an environment that helped those who came there feel a sense of sanctuary and hope.
Due to our recent fire, we have had to relocate to the building just east of our HQ and Support Center. The Quinn Center, also owned by the archdiocese and part of St. Eulalia, will be our new home until the rebuilding is complete. Click below to read our letter of gratitude to Father Mike Adkins and St. Eulalia for their help during this upheaval.
On Friday, September 22, Housing Forward held an Open House at our new office at 6634 W. Roosevelt Road in Oak Park.
On Saturday October 21st at 3pm, Housing Forward’s Associate Board will host their annual fundraising event. Back by popular demand, Mystery & Mayhem returns for a second year at River North’s Untitled Supper Club with a fresh new theme.
Housing Forward Headquarters and Support Center in Maywood experienced a fire early Saturday morning between 2am or 3 am contained to the attic of the building. Fortunately, the building was unoccupied and no one was injured. However, extensive water damage will force us to move our base of operations for the short term to our newly opened Oak Park office at 6634 W. Roosevelt Road until further notice. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept in-kind donations of clothing or household supplies at this time.
Housing Forward will hold an Open House on Friday, September 22, from 4pm – 6pm, at their new office at 6634 W. Roosevelt Road in Oak Park featuring tours of the new office space, program highlights, and the unveiling of the designated Walk-In Center for Entry Point.
Housing Forward is in need of volunteers to assist in our Support Center with sorting donations, management of the clothing closet and assistance with client laundry services. Our Support Center is open Monday through Friday during business hours (8am – 5pm). Volunteers are needed to volunteer in 60-90 minute shifts.