Don't Miss Our New Progressive Dinner: FEAST FOR GOOD

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

On Thursday, June 6th, Housing Forward will host a new version of our successful Progressive Dinner, now called Feast For Good. Formerly in Oak Park, the Progressive Dinner is a chance for guests to enjoy a wonderful meal at three different restaurants. This year, we are moving to a new neighborhood, Forest Park, to experience the diverse collection of restaurants along Madison Street. with three different paths to choose from, this event will greatly beneift the clients we serve and help in our mission to end homelessness.

Housing Forward’s Nominating and Governance Committee is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors to serve for the 2019-2022 term

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
We seek candidates who are interested in ending homelessness in suburban Cook County, and who understand the important role of the Board in sustaining nonprofit organizations. 

Special Fresh Thyme Market Giving Bags Hold Shelter Donations

Monday, November 12th, 2018

During the month of November, every Giving Bag sold at the Fresh Thyme located at: 7501 North Ave., River Forest will generate an automatic $1 donation to support PADS Shelter, unless otherwise directed by the Giving Tag attached to the bag. Fresh Thyme Giving Bags can be found on the reusable bag rack and at various registers. Please shop often, and help us spread the word! 

Nearly 15,000 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Members Honored on National Service Opening Day

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Governor Rauner has declared today, October 17, 2018 National Service Opening Day. Almost 1,000 Illinoisans will pledge their continuing commitment to helping their communities at the 24th Annual Illinois’ National Service Opening Day event in Springfield.  There will be a parade to the Old State Capitol where attendees will be sworn in for their year of service and will proclaim their commitment to  Illinois and the nation. Several of the national service members will receive awards and all military veterans will be honored for their continued service.

Come see us as Thursday Night Out in Oak Park Becomes Folk Park Thursday Night Out

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

This is your chance to visit with actual Housing Forward staff members at this week's non-profit partner booth this Thursday, Aug. 16th on Marion Street in Oak Park from 5:00-9:00. The music is FREE and you can purchase $20 dine-around ticket booklets for food items from participating restaurants and beverages from the beer & wine tent. 

Here is the artist line up:
5:00-6:00 Donna Herula Blues
6:00-7:00 $11 Supper (pictured)
7:00-7:30 Showcase musicians
7:30-8:45 – Mark Dvorak
8:45 – closing jam

Volunteers needed for summer transitional shelter program.

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Our Summer Transitional Shelter program is well underway and we are in need of meal providers. Please consider signing up to provide or prepare a meal. The Summer Transitional Shelter program is an opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to continue to benefit from the aid of Housing Forward case workers and other services throughout the summer months. To get more information please contact Tonisha Daniel at


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