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Housing Forward has exciting news! The next step in our response to the COVID-19 crisis is to move clients from hotels to permanent homes. We believe that no one sheltered temporarily due to the pandemic should return to the street.
In October of 2018, Tom Holmes wrote an article in the Forest Park Review making the case for more PADS Emergency Shelter locations in Forest Park.
The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County is looking for volunteers for the 2020 Point-in-Time Unsheltered Homeless Count. The Alliance is the coordinator of a federally mandated homeless count that occurs every year. This year’s count is Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
For our 2019 Winter Appeal, we asked a client what it feels like to move into his new home.
As my service year as an AmeriCorps member has come to an end, I reflect on my experience at Beyond Hunger – one of Housing Forward’s partner agencies.
Three important things to share as the new shelter season approaches.
We are now listed as a Community Partner on The HUB, a searchable database dedicated to connecting people with the quality care and services they need. Read more about resources offered by reading more or visiting
Living on the street or in homeless shelters exacerbates existing health problems and causes new ones. Chronic diseases, such as hypertension, asthma, diabetes, mental health problems and other...
We are pleased to recognize the generous donors in our top sponsorship tiers for this year's Housing Forward Have-a-Heart Gala on February 23rd. Their leadership level support means a great deal to us...
Adar is finally stably housed after living under bridges, in stranger's cars, on sidewalks, in doorways, in woods and at times couch surfing for almost 3 years. After being homelessness once before, Adar had made a promise to himself to stay on the straight and narrow to avoid being in that position ever again. He had a steady job as massage therapist, a car and an apartment, but after a break-up depression hit. He wanted be a "normal guy” but things quickly fell apart.
Armando Smith, Director of Operations & Client Services, traveled to Bloomington, Illinois for the 2018 Housing Matters! Conference, entitled “Leading the Way ” October 25-26. He joins nearly 300...
On October 5th, we celebrated the graduation of our 29th Career Passport Employment Readiness class. The program, which began in 2009, offers a curriculum customized for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability and takes in consideration the additional challenges that population faces.