Extra Emergency Shelter volunteers needed over the holidays

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

We are grateful to our regular shelter volunteer shelter teams and host sites for welcoming clients for extra time during the holidays. We will have staff on duty but appreciate greatly extra volunteer support during the times underlined below. To volunteer, please contact Cleo Smith at volunteer@housingforward.org or call 708.338.1724 ext. 313.

Dec. 24th Christmas Eve

Best Practices

Friday, September 7th, 2018

This may not be a bona fide best practice but it is a good way to connect and inspire others to do good in your community. Remember, volunteering can be fun for the whole family! When your family or friends volunteer together you build deeper bonds with each other and with your community. Why not make a difference together when it’s made easy. You can volunteer in 3 easy steps.

Policy Reminders

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Years of research and countless studies have repeatedly shown that discrimination threatens not only access to housing but the stability of communities. Members of the LGBT community are more likely to become homeless, and once homeless, more likely to endure discrimination and harassment that extends...

Policy Reminders

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

As hosts, we are responsible for providing a safe, warm and friendly shelter for our clients. Our values dictate that we treat all of our clients with fairness, dignity and respect in all areas, including that of religious preference. This freedom is especially important before serving meals. An alternative can be a moment of silence or quiet reflection so that we can be respectful to those of all faiths.

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