Shifting Shelter Seasons From Regular to Transitional

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The last night of the regular shelter season was Monday, May 13th at First United Church of Oak Park. Site Captain Steve Meier and his team, most of whom are affiliated with the St. Giles Family Mass community, arrived first to set up the space. Someone got the decaf coffee percolating in the giant urn and put out the sugar and creamer. Close to 60 pads and bed rolls were laid out in the separated family and women’s areas, and on one side of the partition in Centennial Hall. Tables and chairs were arranged on the other.

Staffers attend conference targeting largest population experiencing homelessness in the U.S - individuals living on their own.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Two key Housing Forward staff members attended an inaugural event exploring emerging research, innovative strategies, and proven best practices to address homelessness among this specific population. The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference took place in San Diego, California from February 21-23, 2019.

Volunteers Needed for RESCHEDULED Point-in-Time Homeless Count Feb. 6th

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Our most pressing need currently is for volunteers to help with the Point in Time Homeless Count THIS WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6th, which is coordinated by The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County. The census happens every other year, regardless of the weather, and our Maywood office located at 1851 S. 9th Avenue is the meeting location for the West Region. No previous experience is needed.

Volunteers Needed for 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count on January 30th: Let's make everyone count.

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County is the coordinator of a federally mandated homeless count that occurs every other year. During this single night, over one hundred volunteers canvass the streets in groups of three or four and attempt to count every person living outside in suburban Cook.

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