Learning to work independently; working to learn independently.

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Katrina and Alec are part of a team from Oak Park and River Forest High School who come to our Maywood offices every month through the CITE (Community-Integrated Transition Education) Program. The goal of the program is to create a smooth transition from school to post-school activities, so that students with disabilities who have completed four to five years of a high school program may successfully participate in his/her community as an adult.

Recruiting for AmeriCorps members and making your volunteer hours count!

Friday, July 21st, 2017

AmeriCorps Recruitment

Housing Forward is looking for individuals who are interested in joining our 2017-2018 AmeriCorps cohort. Perhaps you are a recent grad, young professional, or simply someone looking for a professional opportunity to give back while learning about a new career field. The AmeriCorps program is a great way to help your community while also gaining valuable work experience. Benefits include: living allowance, education award, childcare assistance and healthcare benefits.

Appreciating our volunteers!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Housing Forward would like to thank all who came out to our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Thursday, May 25th. It was truly a night to remember and we appreciate those that helped share the evening with us. The night's festivities included highlights from community in-kind contributions, volunteer testimonials, a call to action and honoring those who have retired and volunteering for 20+ years.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Housing Forward’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Program is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already done so, please click on the link below to register. Dinner will be served on Thursday, May 25 at the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, from 6pm-8pm.

Congratulations to Lily Alter!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Housing Forward would like to congratulate Lily Alter for two honors she is receiving this month! Lily was chosen to receive the Governor’s Service Award in the Youth Northeast category and as a Youth Hero by the American Red Cross. If you would like to attend the breakfast on April 27 and join in honoring Lily, click here

Celebrating National AmeriCorps Week

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Last week we celebrated National AmeriCorps Week. Beyond showing appreciation for our AmeriCorps members, it was an opportunity to increase awareness of the valuable contributions AmeriCorps members make to our communities and country. Housing Forward would like to thank our 13 members serving here and hosted at our partner agencies, BEDS Plus and the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

Volunteer News

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who assisted throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays. Our Holiday Gift Program was another success as we were able to serve 63 families this year. Thank you to those who donated warm coats, brought in presents, provided festive decorations, served a hearty meal and went above and beyond in ushering...


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