#GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

We hope you will consider supporting us on #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

We need your help: Volunteer Opportunities, AmeriCorps and Holiday Gifts

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Emergency Shelter Food and Shift Gaps

We are in need of meal volunteers in our PADS Shelter for the following weeks during the month:

Breakfast:

5th Wednesday (monthly when applicable) @ Grace Episcopal Church (60 people)

5th Friday (monthly when applicable) @ St. John Lutheran Church (42 people)

1st Friday (monthly) @ Unity Lutheran Church (18 people)

Lunch:

1st and 2nd Thursdays (monthly) @ First United Methodist (60 people)

A letter to thank St. Eulalia Parish

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Due to our recent fire, we have had to relocate to the building just east of our HQ and Support Center. The Quinn Center, also owned by the archdiocese and part of St. Eulalia, will be our new home until the rebuilding is complete. Click below to read our letter of gratitude to Father Mike Adkins and St. Eulalia for their help during this upheaval.

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New paper released about integrating Rapid Re-Housing and Employment Programs

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity has released a new paper about integrating rapid re-housing and employment. Last year, 45 individuals in 27 households were provided with 4,484 nights of housing in Housing Forward’s Rapid Re-Housing program providing access to stable housing and supportive services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and, at the same time, providing financial assistance and wraparound services that facilitate a transition to long-term stability.

How your support impacted the lives of those in our community

Friday, March 24th, 2017

As we transition into Spring, it is a great time to reflect on the impact we have had over the last year. In 2016, our generous supporters enabled us to assist 1,849 unique individuals with their housing crisis. Of our donors that contributed at least one financial gift in 2016, 5% have committed to supporting our mission with monthly contributions. Imagine the impact we could have in 2017 if we increased our recurring donors by 10%. As you read through our 2016 program highlights, please consider how your commitment could impact even more lives.   

Solving homelessness as a community.

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Housing Forward, in partnership with 30-plus stakeholders, is a leader in the efforts of the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition (OPHC). After launching a Plan of Action, the OPHC continues to meet quarterly to develop strategies and solutions to combat homelessness. As a commitment to this effort, Housing Forward has integrated plan strategies into our 3-year strategic plan and will support this initiative through our agency's 25 years of experience and expertise.

Housing Forward the leading provider of permanent support housing in suburban Cook County

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In August, Housing Forward became the lead fiscal agent for three permanent supportive housing programs formerly managed by Pillars, a community-based mental health agency.  Housing Forward has been a partner in the three programs since their inception. Combined, the programs provide 71 units of supportive housing to individuals and families who are homeless and disabled.

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