Ebony Martin, Housing Forward's first Family Support Specialist

Friday, November 15th, 2019


The agency is excited to announce the promotion of Ebony Martin from Street Outreach Specialist to Family Spport Specialist. Ebony was i her previous role ____ years and had made numerous connections in the community, becoming a recognized expert is working with families to connect them with resources specific to their needs. 


Family Support Specialist

Key volunteer positions still need to be filled in shelter this year!

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Volunteers are an essential part of the PADS Emergency shelter program which operates from September to May providing a place to sleep and three meals, 7 nights a week at 11 rotating sites in host congregregations in Berwyn, Forest Park and Oak Park for between 20 and 60 people in the midst of a housing crisis.

Volunteers needed for new family-designated secondary shelter site.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
New PADS Shelter site volunteers needed.

Plans are underway for a new Monday night shelter site expected to open in Forest Park.

My Experience as an AmeriCorps Service Member

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
AmeriCorps Service learning

As my service year as an AmeriCorps member has come to an end, I reflect on my experience at Beyond Hunger – one of Housing Forward’s partner agencies.

Save the date for the 2020 HAVE-A-HEART GALA!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Our biggest fundraising event of the year will be held at the Aon Grand Ballroom on Navy Pier in downtown Chicago on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Tickets are now on sale at an early bird rate.

Generous Grant received from Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Grant

Tony Martinez, President and CEO of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, delivered a check recently in the amount of $10,000.

A Happy Birthday at Sojourner House

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
People who are homeless are people first

Holly, the program manager at Sojourner House, learned recently that one of the children living there was about to celebrate her birthday.

Volunteers Key to PADS Emergency Shelter Program

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Our 27th PADS Emergency Shelter season is off to a strong start, but we need more volunteers!