On Friday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m., the OPRF and Fenwick soccer teams will play for Village bragging rights at OPRF Stadium. Join us for this great cross town rivalry. Admission is free, but donations at the gate will benefit Housing Forward.
Carol, one of our clients in Open Door Housing, has been chosen to take part in a panel discussion in Washington D.C. about mental illness and the role healthcare and community supports play in treating the disease.
"My name is Andrea, and I am writing this letter to thank those at Housing Forward."
Crystal, our Career Passport instructor, writes about T.W., a recent graduate who was hired as a chef after completing a training program.
Some of our clients stay with us for extended periods as they work through their barriers to stability. Others just need a brief hand up as they regain traction in their lives. Ray is in the second group.
On Friday, May 1st, we will be holding an open house at our offices in Maywood to give everyone an update on the programs and services that comprise our solution to homelessness, a tour of our expanded office space, and to unveil our new name and logo.
Tom Holmes, a longtime volunteer, shares an article that reminds him why he became motivated to begin volunteering in an emergency shelter in 1983.
This month, we relaunched our partnership with the West Cook YMCA by resuming the Interim Housing program, which provides PADS' clients who are homeless with a private, supported and stable living environment while they work toward self-sufficiency goals.
Girl Scout Troop 40934 visited our Emergency Shelter and set up a "street store," for clients to pick out clothing the troop collected.
Jeff became homeless after a re-occurrence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which developed in Vietnam. After engaging with PADS & Hines VA, Jeff is now stable.