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Several years ago, Rosalind Dyson was at a Judson Baptist Church of Oak Park service and heard about Housing Forward’s need for volunteers. Excited by the opportunity to give back to her community...
If you asked original Tri-Village PADS co-chairs Reverend Greg Dell or Juanona Brewster if they could foresee Housing Forward assisting 2,776 individuals and families in 2021, they would probably have...
We are very excited to be this year’s partner for Whirlwind Coffee Company’s “Community Kindness” series of coffees. Whirlwind has created a new blend called Creature Comforts. They remarked that this...
Street Medicine is a movement to provide medical services to those experiencing homelessness by meeting them where they are - on their own terms. We are thrilled to have access to street medicine...
Since the end of August, 12 buses carrying more than 800 immigrants from Venezuela seeking asylum arrived in Chicagoland. Although their arduous trek to a sanctuary city is over, the process of...
When her temple encouraged their community to donate meals to Housing Forward, Amy knew just what to do. As a volunteer of non-profit Lasagna Love, Amy regularly bakes delicious lasagnas and other...
Economy Shop, a unique charity resale shop in Oak Park, has reopened for the season. The shop sells a variety of gently used items and shares the proceeds with seven local nonprofits (including...
Dr. Jeffrey Heiferman, a new attending physician in the ER at Loyola University Medical Center, brought a team of the ER’s resident and attending physicians to Housing Forward for what he calls “a day...
Luis became homeless at the age of 17, when his mother no longer wanted to take care of him. After years of sleeping on public transit and struggling with substance abuse, he came to one of our...
Ryan grew up in Palm Beach, Florida, working in finance and surrounded by affluent neighborhoods. In 2020, Ryan came to Chicago for work. But at the start of the pandemic, the position he was hoping...
Rose of Sharon Community Church in Maywood recently prepared Easter dinner for clients of our Interim Housing and Medical Respite programs. Choir director Michelle Collins made time to speak with us...
RENT & UTILITY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Is your housing being threatened due to a financial hardship? Emergency financial assistance may be available: > Rental assistance, including back-rent > Security...