Are you experiencing homelessness

in west suburban Cook County or do you know someone who is?

Here are three ways to get help:



Calls will be answered 24/7 and routed to the appropriate provider.

Due to COVID-19, Housing Forward’s PADS Emergency Shelter is closed. The Entry Point Walk-In Office in Oak Park is open by appointment only and the Support Center in Maywood is closed indefinitely. To access temporary housing for those who are unsheltered please use our NEW intake process.


To notify us of an unsheltered person.


Designed for social service provider referrals.

Our Service Area:

Bellwood · Berwyn · Broadview · Cicero · Elmwood Park · Forest Park · Forest View · Franklin Park · Hillside · Maywood · Melrose Park · Northlake · Oak Park · River Forest · River Grove · Schiller Park ·  Stone Park · Westchester

Homeless Prevention Call Line:  877-4-COOK-15 / 877-426-6515

Click here for a downloadable flyer outlining our new intake process in English and Spanish.

Are you suffering from loss of income due to the current pandemic, and worried about maintaining stable housing?

Visit our Emergency Housing Assistance page to apply for federal funds to help with rent, mortgage or utilities.

Please click here for links to additional resources.

To learn more about our ongoing response to COVID-19 click here. 


Our Service Area