Teens for Jeans

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Several weeks ago, eight large cardboard boxes arrived at our Maywood office. Inside were more than 300 pairs of denim blue jeans from the North Riverside Mall Aéropostale store.

Housing Forward Announces 2020 Have-a-Heart Gala Award Honorees

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

For twenty-two years, Housing Forward supporters have gathered at the Have-a-Heart Gala to celebrate community and raise funds. This year's event, taking place on Saturday, February 29, 2020, is the first to be hosted at the Aon Grandballroom on Navy Pier. It is also the first time the agency will recognize partners who have distinguished themselves as leaders in efforts to end homelessness. 

Three special awards will be presented during the evening's program.

Patrick Quinn Plans Walk Across Illinois to Raise Funds and Awareness for People Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

On Monday, August 12th, Patrick Quinn, artist and PhD researcher, will begin a walk across Illinois to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness in the state. His approximately 190-mile trek will start on the muddy banks of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois, and his journey will end a week later in downtown Chicago at Grant Park—a few blocks from Lake Michigan.

Housing Forward Needs more shelter sites

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Lynda Schueler, Executive Director of Housing Forward, said that by mid-November her staff will be turning some homeless people away from their shelters. There is a seasonal dynamic.

"Homelessness is a 365-day-a-year problem," she explained, "but the numbers seeking our services do tend to dip in summer. Some people prefer to sleep outside." Housing Forward made a decision 27 years ago to invest their limited resources in an emergency shelter that would be open mid-September to mid-May.

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