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We appreciate each and every offer of help from community members and groups. Our most pressing needs are: Supplies We need the following things for our shelter and housed clients: Medical Gloves...
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.
Welcoming a new staff member; An open overnight staff position; AmeriCorps Recruitment still underway; Looking for ideas and ways to volunteer this holiday season?
After filling out a volunteer profile form, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule orientation and training. Volunteers under 18 years of age must print the consent form linked on the right column of our "Get Involved" Page, have a parent or legal guardian sign it, and bring it to orientation.
The Start of Emergency PADS Shelter Season The start of PADS Emergency Shelter season is quickly approaching. Monday, September 18th will be the first night of shelter and will run through May 14...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Housing Forward is looking for dynamic individuals who are willing to help transform their community! AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they provide opportunities for people entering or re-entering the workforce. AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to learn valuable work skills, earn money for education and develop an appreciation for citizenship. AmeriCorps members focus on assisting clients with basic needs and encouraging access to services and housing. We are currently accepting applicants...