Monday, August 3rd, 2020
Imagine moving to a new apartment when everything you own fits in several grocery bags. That is the experience of many of those we’re serving through the Hotel-to-Home Initiative.
Since each Hotel-to-Home Kit has a story, we’re sharing how one kit came into being.
Monday, May 18th, 2020
When brothers Joe and Anthony Shaker, of Shaker Recruitment Marketing, told their Lake Street neighbor Veronica Ciobotaru, owner of Delia’s Kitchen, that they wanted to help those affected by COVID-19, a plan was hatched.
Friday, January 17th, 2020
This past holiday season, shoppers at Ten Thousand Villages in Oak Park doubled their giving. By supported artisans in more than 35 developing countries earn a fair wage for their handicrafts, they also supported our cause and clients when Housing Forward received 15% of sales.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Holly, the program manager at Sojourner House, learned recently that one of the children living there was about to celebrate her birthday.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Andrew had been homeless for more than three years before he became the first resident at Sojourner House. His 72 year life story includes many ‘ups’ and ‘downs', from a business running antique shows, to owning a private plane and a vacation home in New Zealand, to financial decline and the eventual loss of his home.
Monday, August 26th, 2019
Join us Thursday, Sept. 12th from 10:30am to 12pm for a community dedication.
Monday, May 13th, 2019
Nathan Gallagher is an Oak Parker, a student at Oak Park and River Forest High School and since 6th grade, a member of Boy Scout Troop 4002—usually referred to as “Troop 2” locally.
Friday, April 5th, 2019
Currently, under development and due to open this spring, Sojourner House is a partnership of Housing Forward and the Oak Park Housing Authority. Located on the property at 324 N. Austin Ave., Oak Park, there are two residential buildings on the property.
Friday, March 29th, 2019
In case you missed its premiere, here is a link to the full video screened at the Have-a-Heart Gala.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
In 2011 Linda was I was living on the third floor of a three flat in Cicero that was owned by the mother of her boyfriend. His mother didn’t know she was living there and didn’t approve of them dating. Linda had to be very careful when coming and going and moving through the house. She learned the homeowner’s daily routines and managed to stay out of her way for over 2 years. She often did the cooking and cleaning for all three of them, but in secret.