A Big Thank You to all who made the Emergency Warming Center Possible

Monday, March 1st, 2021

During the recent bitter cold 18 unsheltered individuals had a place to stay, three meals, and for those who wished—a chance to meet with a case manager. This was possible because many caring people helped set up, staff and provide what was needed in the space. A team of ten volunteers helped set up the center and forty volunteers provided coverage, along with staff members, and/or meals. Close to 145 hours of service were donated.

Sojourner House Celebrates its First Anniversary

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Exactly one year ago today, September 5, 2019, Housing Forward unveiled Sojourner House, its next step toward ending homelessness. Based in Oak Park, this interim housing and medical respite program is the first of its kind in suburban Cook County. The program was developed with many partners including MacNeal Hospital/ Loyola Medicine, Oak Park Housing Authority, Oak Park Residence Corporation, Oak Park Township and Oak Park Homelessness Coalition.

AmeriCorps Members Team Up to Deliver More Than Just Food

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Demetrius Lowery and Calvin Jefferson, who we at Housing Forward affectionately call Team DC, have been consistently providing meals to clients who have been moved from a rotating overnight emergency shelter program to individual 24/7 accommodations so they can safely “shelter in place” during the corona outbreak. The number of people being served has grown from 64 to 104 over the past month. This is nearly double the number we would be serving in our regular shelters.

Housing Forward Bright Spots: Positive Stories during our Agency's Response to COVID-19

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Over the past couple weeks, there has been a lot of news about the COVID-19 pandemic–both in our agency communications and in the local and national news. The seriousness of these times is clear. But there is also good news that comes out of this once-in-a-lifetime situation, so we want to share some bright spots!


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