The 17th annual Sing-Along Messiah will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at First United Methodist Church of Oak Park. The event begins at 3:30 p.m., with all free-will donations benefiting Housing Forward.
After our fire at our Headquarters in Maywood, we quickly put an action plan in motion to make our recovery as prompt and predictable as possible in order to limit the disruption in services and programs to the clients we serve. St. Eulalia has generously worked with us throughout the rebuilding process to help Housing Forward in our efforts to resume our operations in our Support Center and Headquarters.
On Saturday October 21st at 3pm, Housing Forward’s Associate Board will host their annual fundraising event. Back by popular demand, Mystery & Mayhem returns for a second year at River North’s Untitled Supper Club with a fresh new theme.
How Much Does it Cost to Make a Nickel?
Did you know, in 2016 it cost the United States Mint 6.23 cents to make a nickel?
On Thursday, July 13, Ian Cox, will be taking the stage as the new Trivia Master for Housing Forward’s annual Trivia Night. Teams of up to six people will participate in a mind-bending night of trivia at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn. Ian has a few tricks up his sleeve to keep the night interesting, but you will have to join us to find out the twists our trivia will take this year.
On Monday, April 17, Housing Forward welcomed more than 200 guests to the annual Progressive Dinner to help those in the community that are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The event, now in its 15th year, was hosted in three locations in Oak Park, Winberie's, Oak Park Brewing Company and L!ve Cafe, and included donations from Buzz Cafe, The Cheesecake Stand, Cucina Paradiso, and The Happy Apple Pie Shop.
Funded by the Future Philanthropists Program of the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation the student council of the Mann School in Oak Park and other students have coordinated educational kits to be used by the children in our PADS Shelter along with birthday presents for the children in our housing programs. Thank you to Laura Jordahl, both volunteer and donor to Housing Forward for coordinating this project with the students.
On Sunday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m., join the Oak Park River-Forest Community Foundation in their first annual Share The Warmth Relay Race! Share The Warmth was inspired by a great Oak Park & River Forest tradition of sharing stories about our beautiful towns. The effort hopes to engage members of the community to spread messages of good cheer as well as raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations, including Housing Forward.
Listen to an interview with our Executive Director, Lynda Schueler, from 670 The Score. Lynda discusses our work and 25 year mission to end and prevent homelessness in our community.
Thursday is for giving thanks, Friday and Monday are for getting deals, and Tuesday is for giving back. Housing Forward is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday, a global effort to celebrate generosity. Be it a donation of time, talent or money, every bit counts. Please consider joining us in our mission to transition our neighbors from housing crisis to housing stability.
On Saturday, November 19, River Forest Kitchen, at 349 Ashland Ave., will once again host their annual Thanksgiving Market on Saturday, November 19th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.