Tony Martinez, President and CEO of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, delivered a check recently in the amount of $10,000.
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering in your community?
Veronica Ciobotaru encountered something new to her when she first opened her Oak Park restaurant—panhandlers.
Please join us for a party in your honor on Thursday, May 23rd, 6-8pm at St. Giles Catholic Parish, Gleeson Center in Oak Park. RSVP at the link below or by contacting Enid Johnson at 708.338.1724 ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
According to Christopher J. Parker, “People today are more involved in building relationships with their banks and are looking for the best banking experience.” Read more about Parker and The Proviso Community Bank of Wintrust is giving back to the community in which they do business.
We are proud to spotlight the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation as one of the Pillar Sponsors of our 21st Annual Have-a-Heart Gala.
After receiving a client wish list via email, presents were purchase, wrapped and delivered to our offices in Maywood and then distributed by case managers. Through the 2018 Holiday Gift Program 92 adults and 52 family members received gifts. As always, we are humbled by this generosity and pass along sincere gratitude of their behalf.
The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township recently awarded its 2018 Community Partners Award to BUILD Chicago, Opportunity Knocks, Riveredge Hospital, and Housing Forward. The award acknowledges agencies and community members dedicated to helping make the community stronger & healthier.
We appreciate Harriet Hawkins and we are not alone.
Harriet S. Hawkins is a recipient of the 2018 Dr. William Fitzsimmons Public Health Award from the Oak Park Board of Health and the Department of Public Health. We are proud and immensely grateful to her.
Housing Forward is pleased to have been asked, by Girl Scout troop from Beye School in Oak Park, for help answering 26 questions about homelessness as part of a year-long project aimed at helping the homeless in their community. Troop leader Beth Houle says that visitng the shelter was eye-opening for the girls. "When they delivered the food, it was at dinner time, when people are entering the shelter," Houle said. "The girls got a sense of who was there, who needed shelter." For Vivienne Pope, it brought to light another aspect of homelessness: it affects everyone.