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.
Despite being rescheduled due to extreme weather, 150+ volunteers on over 40 teams canvassed more than 500 square miles of Suburban Cook County from approximately 8pm Feb. 6th to 2am Feb. 7th.
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.
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.
This past week, five Supportive Housing clients, and members of Housing Forward staff traveled south to Springfield for the Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Fall Conference.
Don't miss the latest edition of The Storyline published by our friends at The Oak Park Public Library. As always, it's full of interesting reading but we especially enjoy page 6. We appreciate their leadership in making our community truly welcoming to all. We are looking forward to all those socks in October.
Before the summer transitional shelter began this year, Holly Rotman-Zaid, Manager of Outreach & Engagement and Dale Nowcki, Shelter Manager, and their teams, decided to add more content and learning experiences to the program.
We had a wonderful evening honoring our many volunteers at our annual appreciation dinner. Our volunteers are truly the heart of our work to help end homelessness.
Our youth volunteer engagement is on the rise and Jonny Hugh from Oak Park is one great example. As part of his 8th grade service and learning project at the Oak Park Children’s School, Jonny decided to tackle the issue of homelessness. Jonny prepared over 100 personal care packages and distributed many of these during St. Mary of Celle Parish's shelter night.